Search Results: "John Segal"


BOOK REVIEW

ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >

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PIRATES DON'T TAKE BATHS by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not particularly persuasive, but this might coax a few young porkers to get their trotters into the tub. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Echoes of Runaway Bunny color this exchange between a bath-averse piglet and his patient mother. Read full book review >

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CARROT SOUP by John Segal
by John Segal, illustrated by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Delish! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rabbit plants his carrot seeds, tends his garden and waits and waits. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY MOOSE by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Pastel, gauzy, two-dimensional, geometric shapes define the story and characters that will appeal to young readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unlikely animal duo, a moose and a bird, become fast friends when the latter, unable to fly, is rescued by the moose. 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 >

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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 >

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THIS IS MAINE by Margaret Blackstone
SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1995

"This is a true collaboration between author and artist, a wholesome feast that will tempt all who encounter it to pack their bags and head east. (Picture book. 4+)"
Readers ``from Away'' (the phrase Mainers use to describe everyone else) will be delightfully surprised if they get past the plainspoken title and embark on this journey to the easternmost state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPYHEAD by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Bedtime deserves so much more than this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cat tries to get his teddy bear, Sleepyhead, to go to sleep in this rather mediocre effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Stephen Church
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Church sticks close to the evidence, almost all government records and surviving chronicles devoted to the deeds of great men. The result is not a page-turner but an insightful, likely definitive, biography."
Reigning from 1199 to 1216, King John's villainy remains a mainstay of popular media. Church (Medieval History/Univ. of East Anglia; The Household Knights of King John, 1999) does not downplay his defects in this scholarly but readable biography.Read full book review >