Search Results: "John Seven"


BOOK REVIEW

ST. JOHN AND THE SEVEN VEILS by William Babula
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1991

"John's smirky narration and lame running gags about his pursuit (including a tennis duel) of the luscious Mickey."
This third outing for San Francisco p.i. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE LIKED TO SING by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A remarkably successful lens into the life and career of one of the 20th century's formidable musical talents. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A picture-book biography of that legendary Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra. Read full book review >

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HAPPY PUNKS 1 2 3 by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A round dozen punk rockers assemble with friends for a dance party. Count along, and check out the stylish 'dos and duds! Read full book review >

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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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THE ALCHEMIST WAR by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A flying start for a series that puts in a strong bid for Magic Treehouse grads. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Two free-range 25th-century children get into and out of pickles while tagging along with their research-scientist parents to various past eras. Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH FRIENDS by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend. (Picture book. 3-5)"
While lots of books about seasons are available, this one is as fresh and crisp as a cool fall breeze. 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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SEVEN LOCKS by Christine Wade
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Still, a spellbinding depiction of the hardships faced by a woman fighting her own war of independence."
As the Revolutionary War looms, a colonial wife struggles to survive after her husband wanders away. Read full book review >

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SEVEN PRINCES by John R. Fultz
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Vigorous and vibrant, with no claim to any serious purpose—a computer game that somehow shook out as words."
Grisly fantasy debut and first of a trilogy from Fultz. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SORCERERS by Caro King
ADVENTURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Those who do enjoy this, however, will be pleased to know that a sequel has already been published in the U.K. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN by Sean Patrick Little
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"A discussion of morality disguised as a terrific sci-fi action story."
A rollicking science-fiction story about mutant teens forced to battle the paramilitary army that created them. Read full book review >

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SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS by Gary Presley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"One of the more honest and informative disease memoirs."
The painful story of what it's like to become crippled as an adolescent and forever dependent on others. Read full book review >