Search Results: "James Kochalka"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 25, 2008

"Johnny's debut is slender, even for the price, but he's a true crowd-pleaser: playful, clever and ever ready to forgive, forget or bellow out a BOO. (Graphic novel. 5-7)"
Kochalka dishes up a brief episode in comics-style panels, featuring two ghosts, a monster, melted ice cream and burping. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PUNCHER by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: July 15, 2010

"Effervescently bizarre. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Another quirky offering from the man behind the Johnny Boo series. Read full book review >

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SQUIRRELLY GRAY by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"It's all a bit slight, but the shiny cover, simply drawn art and jaunty protagonist will draw readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Here, alternative-comics-artist Kochalka looks to a younger audience with a mixed-format tale featuring a bored squirrel who has adventures once he turns his TV off. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR AND THE MUSTACHE OF DESTINY by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Every volume seems to ratchet up the wackiness; readers can only guess—but most likely without success—where subsequent volumes will take them. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
In this third offering, the three-eyed titular hero and his Super Backpack team with a gang of young aliens to fulfill the prophecy of one unusual dream. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY BOO AND THE MEAN LITTLE BOY by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Closing with a jovial further discussion of Mean Little Boy's weeing habits, this entry should make as big a splash as the earlier episodes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Plenty of potty references and a bully who gets what he deserves thanks to a juicy "sneeze-boo" ensure chortles galore from the emergent-reader set for the ghostly Johnny's fourth appearance. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)"
Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR DELIVERS A PIZZA by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Vibrantly weird and wonderful. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
The Glorkian Warrior must leave his couch and face his heroic fate: to deliver a pepperoni pizza. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

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JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

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DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >