Search Results: "Jay Caspian Kang"


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THE DEAD DO NOT IMPROVE by Jay Caspian Kang
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Smart, funny and eager to fly its freak flag."
A Pynchon-esque menagerie of California surfers, cops, thugs and dot-com workers converge in a comic anti-noir. Read full book review >

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PAPILLON GOES TO THE VET by A.N. Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"There's not much to Papillon's sophomore outing, but little feline fans will definitely want to float along. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lighter-than-air Papillon has some tummy trouble. Read full book review >

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MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TUMMY  by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"While undeniably goofy and action-packed, this probably won't gain fans among Egyptians or overweight people. (glossary) (Adventure. 7-12)"
Third-grade spy Dexter Drabner from Mutant Rat Attack! (2017) returns for another wacky adventure. Read full book review >

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"An attractive, if flawed, board book that may still spark parental creativity."
In this debut guide for millennial dads, a young father shares creative doodles about his path toward parenthood. Read full book review >

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CATALYST by Lydia Kang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Kang wraps up her duology neatly and satisfyingly, but the intrigue lingers—which is also satisfying. (Dystopian suspense. 12-18)"
In a dystopian future, a breed of genetically altered humans struggles for freedom and survival. Read full book review >

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CHENGLI AND THE SILK ROAD CARAVAN by Hildi Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Not likely to be an easy sell due to the unusual time period and slow beginning, but readers who forge ahead will enjoy an interesting adventure. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A 13-year-old boy joins a caravan to find someone who knew his dead father and encounters a sand sea of dangers in ancient China, 630 C.E. Read full book review >

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OF BEAST AND BEAUTY by Stacey Jay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"Romance fans may forgive its shortcomings for the sake of the intense love story. (Fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
A hybrid fantasy/science-fiction retelling of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Debut author Kristoff's steampunk adventure whisks readers to a Japanese dystopia where some mythological beings still exist, a few people have fantastical gifts, and all people live under tyranny. Read full book review >