Search Results: "Jason Fry"


BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE IRIS by Jason Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Good, old-fashioned, outer-space pirate fun. (charts, ship plans, nautical glossary) (Science fiction. 10-12)"
In this episode, teenage hotshot Tycho Hashoone and his privateering clan are swept up in both interplanetary politics and a scramble for hidden treasure. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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MAKING HISTORY by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An amusing, sophomoric, hyperbolic, academic send-up, timed to coincide with Fry's upcoming role in a film about Oscar Wilde."
Would the world be better off if Hitler had never lived? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAUGHTY LIST by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Readers of both genders will take to this original and hilarious story—so long as they do not still believe in Santa. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A zany take on how Christmas happens aims straight for the middle-grade humor sweet spot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Whether the loss is of a pet to old age or of a mother in a tragic accident, readers will be able to find the answers they seek for themselves or for others from a knowledgeable, kindly source. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A down-to-earth, practical guide that offers, through stories of young people coping with the death of loved ones, help for others in crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIAR by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1993

"Too British in its calculated outrageousness to repeat its bestselling performance on this side of the Atlantic, but still dizzyingly, peerlessly sophomoric. (Film rights to Paramount)"
Comic actor/screenwriter Fry (the TV series A Bit of Fry and Laurie, etc.) weighs in with a fulsomely naughty first novel about a lascivious, blandly prevaricating English schoolboy cast adrift at public school, on the streets, at Cambridge, and in MI5. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOAB IS MY WASHPOT by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"With all the wit and Pythonesque antics, his book will entertain the Masterpiece Theatre crowd—and others as well."
Fry, the British novelist (Making History, 1998) and TV and movie performer, turns thoroughly solipsistic with the story of his early life, taking us through his teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >