Search Results: "John Manders"


BOOK REVIEW

SEÑOR DON GATO by John Manders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Song notes are included. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Love can hurt real bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REALLY AWFUL MUSICIANS by John Manders
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Undeniably a lesson, it is delivered with a sense of fun; a helpful author's note describes each instrument. (Picture book. 3-6) "
When all the bands in the kingdom sound horrible, the king takes drastic action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE CRAZED CHICKEN PIRATES by Carolyn Crimi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fans of Giles Andreae's Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, illustrated by Russell Ayto (2005), and its piratical ilk will yo-ho-ho. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The bookish young hero of Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies (2005) again saves the flop-eared, fun-loving crew of the pirate ship Salty Carrot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE’S DISAPPEARING ACT by Jenny Tripp
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lightweight fun. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
In a reverse Wizard of Oz effect, a twister takes circus pooch Pierre Le Chien to Kansas in this amusing sequel to Pete and Fremont (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pleasant but, perhaps, ultimately inconsequential. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nethery includes both fact and fancy in her account of a stray cat's elevation to celebrity status in 1890s Venice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT NEST by Catherine Friend
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Perfect fine-feathered fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jack the cat is building the perfect nest, bound to attract the perfect chicken that will lay the perfect egg to make the perfect omelet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET NIGHT by Marilyn Singer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 22, 2002

"Great fun for reading and laughing out loud, or even for a choral recitation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What starts out as a quiet night with only one frog bar-rumming soon turns into a raucous cacophony as two owls, three geese, four fish, and a host of other creatures yowl, scratch, and honk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES GO TO SCHOOL by Corinne Demas
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Don't be hornswoggled—give this the heave-ho and seek pirate (and school) booty elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Demas' latest throws together adult pirates and regular kids at school, but the combination doesn't really mesh, making it unsuccessful either at familiarizing kids with school or providing swashbuckling entertainment. Read full book review >