Search Results: "James Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY IN BLUE by Javier Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"The book is not always satisfying, but the interest of the material—time travel! music-induced trances! astral projection! larcenous angels with code names and walkie-talkies!—wins out in the end."
An ecclesiastical thriller based on the legend of the Lady in Blue, an apparition said to have prepared indigenous Americans for the arrival of the conquistadores and their missionary Catholicism. Read full book review >

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GOD’S SPY by Juan Gómez-Jurado
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2007

"Ambitious, but never for a moment inspiring."
A man and a woman leading a murder investigation discover a dark truth about the Catholic Church in this thriller that . . . oh, you've heard this one before? Read full book review >

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BARNEY IS BEST by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Heartwarming—despite the elephant's unfortunate name. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy is nervous about going to the hospital to have his tonsils taken out, and he searches for a stuffed animal who will comfort him. Read full book review >

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INVERTED HEART by James Patrick Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"A timely, meticulously wrought tale of young manhood gone wrong that never quite gets to the heart of the matter."
In Graham's debut novel, a troubled young man experiences tragedy when he goes too far in his quest to become a hometown hero. Read full book review >

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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Friends of George and Martha or Frog and Toad will read these connected stories over and over. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
"Messing around at the waterhole" pretty much sums up summer vacation for the animal friends in Graham's newest offering. Read full book review >

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QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A true sense of family and acceptance comes through in Graham's illustrations; they are loosely sketched and very appealing, while his use of small panels in the oversize pages gives the story momentum and direction. (Picture book. 4-6)"
From Graham (Greetings from Sandy Beach, 1992, etc.), a genial story about a surprising kind of tolerance, featuring a lovable family, a hen, and a dog. Read full book review >