Search Results: "Joe Abercrombie"


BOOK REVIEW

HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2014

"Well-dressed, sure, but underneath, it's the same old, same old."
A new fantasy series kicks off with a coming-of-age yarn, from the popular author of Red Country (2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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HALF THE WORLD by Joe Abercrombie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Superior in nearly all respects, just lacking that authentic spark of true originality."
The second, independently intelligible, entry in the Shattered Sea trilogy, following Half a King (2014).Read full book review >

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HALF A WAR by Joe Abercrombie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 28, 2015

"Abercrombie brings his compact, adroit, and engaging trilogy to a satisfying, if seldom memorable, conclusion."
Final, independently intelligible entry in the Shattered Sea trilogy, following Half the World (2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE HEROES by Joe Abercrombie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Long on message and nuanced character development, short on entertainment value."
A stand-alone set in the same world as the author's The First Law trilogy and Best Served Cold (2009), this down-in-the-mud military epic may call itself a fantasy, but it reads more like a bracing blast of cruel reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHOW-AND-TELL LION by Barbara Abercrombie
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Glowing chalk pastel pictures complement the text, and Matthew's story ends on a comforting note that perfectly embodies the importance of creativity, honesty and acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's Matthew's turn to share at show-and-tell, but he can't think of a thing to say. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF PATRIOTS by Neil Abercrombie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 30, 1996

"Abercrombie's constituents some pause, albeit one that should prove right up the alley of Hoyt fans. (Author tour)"

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BAD DOG, DODGER! by Barbara Abercrombie
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Abercrombie (Michael and the Cats, not reviewed, etc.) illustrates without pedantry that a well-trained dog makes life happier and more harmonious for humans and canine alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sam wants a dog, but his parents insist he is not yet responsible enough to have one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS COAL MAN by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard to dig up a new angle on Santa's cast of helpers, but the Coal Man is a nugget of originality. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A new helper for Santa is introduced as an elderly, elfin man who provides the lumps of coal for the stockings of naughty boys and girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S UNDER THE BED? by Joe Fenton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Is there something on the ground?' (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's nighttime, and Fred hears a noise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VACATION'S OVER! by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

They're not extinct, after all—they've just been on an interstellar cruise for a few million years. Read full book review >

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NEFFY AND THE FEATHERED DINOSAURS by Joe Lillington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The art doesn't exactly soar, but younger readers may find these tidbits more digestible than the somewhat more technical anatomical details in Brenda Z. Guiberson and William Low's Feathered Dinosaurs (2016). (glossary, map) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A young microraptor meets several of her Cretaceous cousins on the way to learning how to use her own feathered limbs to glide. Read full book review >