Search Results: "James Moser"


BOOK REVIEW

CHASING PROPHECY by James Moser
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"A stellar read for teens and adults, full of hilarious growing pains, tenderness and a few surprises."
Moser's debutis an unflinching young-adult novel that sees a group of friends tested by bigotry and the illegal machinations of a religious cult. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Barry  Moser
by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. Read full book review >

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WE WERE BROTHERS by Barry  Moser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"With masterful narrative control, Moser reveals the narrowness of perspective as well as the limitations of memory."
This boyhood memoir reveals much more than it ever explicitly states, with its tight focus on boyhood, brotherhood, estrangement, and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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EVER HEARD OF AN AARDWOLF? by Madeline Moser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Scientific names are not given, and size, range, and habitat information is sketchy, but adventuresome readers, armed with this book, will not be shy about gathering more facts on these unlovely oddities. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
This striking collaboration between a book-making veteran and a picture-book newcomer (and father-and-daughter team) introduces 20 unusual animals, among them the zorilla, naked mole rat, viscacha, uakari, vicu§a, pangolin, and okapi. Read full book review >

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Inside the Flavor League by Paul Moser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"A conspiratorial, character-driven, and fantastically creative tale of high-end liquor and outlandish melodrama."
A satirical yarn traces the roots of a secret society monitoring and fiercely protecting the sanctity of alcoholic beverages. Read full book review >

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LILY AND TAYLOR by Elise Moser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An excellent and absorbing cautionary tale. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This no-holds-barred, suspenseful examination of domestic abuse serves as a powerful warning. Read full book review >

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BARRY MOSER’S PSALM 23 by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"An introductory artist's note explains Moser's connection to the Antiguan setting and his interpretation of the psalm's text. (publisher's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The main character in this fine interpretation of the beloved psalm is a modern-day shepherd boy from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Read full book review >

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COWBOY STORIES by Barry  Moser
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Moser's wood engravings are perfectly rendered, their lines and shadows heroic and compelling just like the cowboys. (Short stories. YA)"
These stories—masterfully culled from classics of the genre—pack a punch, both individually and collectively. Read full book review >

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GOOD AND PERFECT GIFTS by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The timeless plot, painstakingly particularized in both text and pictures, will resonate with young readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An illustrated reworking of O. Henry's ``The Gift of the Magi,'' set in present-day Appalachia. Read full book review >

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POLLY VAUGHN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A mostly successful attempt to clothe a classic tale in new attire. (Fiction. 8-14)"
As he did with Andersen's The Tinderbox (1990), Moser transplants a traditional British ballad with interesting parallels to Romeo and Juliet to Appalachia, a likely enough setting for the tragedy of a young man who, mistaking his beloved for a deer, shoots her and then is hanged for murder. Read full book review >