Search Results: "James Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE by Keith Richards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"'A jury of my peers would be Jimmy Page, a conglomeration of musicians, guys that have been on the road and know what's what,' Richards growls. Let no mere mortal judge him, then, but merely admire both his well-written pages and his stamina."
The dread pirate Richards, scourge of straight society and rock icon, bares all—including a fang or two. Read full book review >

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EAGER by Helen Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2004

"While Eager's adventure isn't thrilling, his discoveries about life, formed through amusing conversations with virtual reality Socrates, are thought-provoking. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
The Jetsons in a lightweight dystopia. Read full book review >

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EAGER’S NEPHEW by Helen Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Compelling mysteries resolve far too quickly, leaving a sadly flat conclusion to an otherwise cute adventure. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
Twenty years have passed since Eager's last adventure among humans, and self-aware robots have long been outlawed. Read full book review >

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BATHTIME PIGGYWIGGY by Christyan Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The oversized text, simple, crayon-drawn forms, and saturated colors give this plenty of visual appeal, and even children able to navigate the relatively challenging vocabulary will enjoy diving into PiggyWiggy's mini-adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Operating on the principle that it's never too soon to form career plans, this primer introduces a porcine post-toddler for whom bath time offers a chance to dream about water-related occupations, from deep-sea diver and submarine captain to long-distance swimmer, or maybe champion surfer. Read full book review >

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Exile at Dawn by Stuart Fox
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 16, 2015

"Complex plotting and rich characterization will leave readers itching to see where the series goes."
In Fox's (Becoming Green, 2013, etc.) latest sci-fi outing, survivors of a mass infection are threatened by a government that is looking to sanction genocide. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER FROM THE BLACK LOGOON by Laurie Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Heartfelt, for sure, but told at a pace too stately to convey to readers the raw pain and tragic urgency of the situation."
With powerful descriptions but low-watt plotting, a first novel details a sister's acceptance of her sibling's mental illness and her own struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE CAVE by Caleb Fox
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Another engaging adventure, suffused with the author's love for Native-American culture."
Fox revisits the Native-American cultural setting of his debut (Zadayi Red, 2009) to tell another tale of mysticism and fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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SHOES FROM GRANDPA by Mem Fox
Released: March 1, 1990

"Mullins' expansive collages are bright and bold, fine for group sharing; she achieves wonderful three-dimensional effects with her various, skillfully employed materials."
In a lively cumulative rhyme, the well-loved Australian author of Hattie and the Fox (1988) tells how Jessie's family all chip in with other garments after Grandpa gives her new shoes ("I'll buy you a skirt that won't show the dirt, to go with the socks. . ."). Read full book review >

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FRIENDS LIKE US by Lauren Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2012

"Moving, artfully written Gen-Y roman à clef."
A young woman who introduces her best friend to her formerly nerdy high-school companion has mixed feelings about the situation when the two begin a romantic relationship. Read full book review >

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THE BALL by John Fox
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"The conclusions don't surprise, but crackerjack reporting crackles throughout."
An anthropologist and freelance journalist debuts with a peripatetic analysis of our ball games—where they came from, how they evolved and why we love them. Read full book review >