Search Results: "John McEvoy"


BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE CALL by John McEvoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Routine thrust and parry stuffed with anecdotes, blarney, recycled jokes and colorful characters with nothing much to do."
A fading Chicago racetrack depends on its new publicity director to ward off the dangers that beset it—until a bill legalizing racetrack slots can ride to its rescue. Read full book review >

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THE SIGNIFICANT SEVEN by John McEvoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Strictly for those who play the ponies."
Jack Doyle returns for the fourth time to find out who's fixing horse races and uncovers murder. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CREAM KING by Greg McEvoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"Illustrations reminiscent of Bill Peet's work complement this slim, silly story, suitable for preschoolers who can appreciate the in-joke about kings as well as the ice cream trimmings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With dreams of dispensing ice cream to all his subjects, Lionel enrolls in King School; upon graduating, he sets out, diploma in hand, to seek a palace of his very own. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE ANGEL by Dermot McEvoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2002

"Formulaic and a bit heavy on location (so many New York bars and shops get mentioned it seems like product placement), but a pleasant and amusing debut even so."
Publishing veteran McEvoy envisions what would happen if Michael Collins had come back from the dead to travel to New York in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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Vengeance of Time by N.L. McEvoy
Released: July 15, 2016

"A pair embarks on a quest for a cure in this inventive and entertaining story that young fantasy readers should eagerly devour."
To save their cousin's life, two siblings decide to return to the lair of a villainous great-aunt in this middle-grade sequel. Read full book review >

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OUR LADY OF GREENWICH VILLAGE by Dermot McEvoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"McEvoy manages to sustain some suspense—and even inject some idealism—although we know where this election is heading."
Rife with hard-drinking, lusty cynicism and quirky characters named Cyclops Reilly or Monsignor Séan Pius ("Johnny Pie") Burke, this is very much the Irish Catholic, New York City novel its title suggests. Read full book review >

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THE INBETWEEN PEOPLE by Emma McEvoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An impressive debut."
A first novel that examines personal grief and political grievances in contemporary Israel. Read full book review >

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BETSY B. LITTLE by Anne McEvoy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Nice enough, but reach for Dumpy La Rue, by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2001), if there's a need for an anthropomorphic fix en pointe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This vertically enhanced title follows the fortunes of Betsy B. Little, extraordinarily tall giraffe and ballet enthusiast. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2017

"A systematic demystification of some of the most frightening problems that afflict youngsters."
A comprehensive, wide-ranging guidebook to child psychology and child-rearing. Read full book review >