Search Results: "John Shroades"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DINOSAUR TAMER by Carol Greathouse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yessiree, it's the finest dino-meets-cowboy yarn since Betty G. Birney's Tyrannosaurus Tex, illustrated by John O'Brien (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Greathouse takes readers back to the Really Old West for an outsized dustup between T.Rex, "the rip-roarin'est, snip-snortin'est reptilian that ever did stomp the earth," and young Rocky, a dino tamer able to rope even Stegosaurus with his thousand-foot, crocodile-hide lariat since he was he was "knee-high to a Pterodactyl egg." Read full book review >

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TYRANNOCLAUS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young dino devotees will enjoy the rhyming text and the dramatic combination of Christmas, dinosaurs and steaming hot lava. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tyrannoclaus is the Santa of the dinosaur world, and he's having a bad Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON AT THE NORTH POLE by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fizzy and light series fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is Emmy the dragon's first Christmas, and she is determined to meet Santa Claus even if she must travel all the way to the North Pole to do it. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON IN THE DRIVEWAY by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Young dragon enthusiasts may start with this adventure but will surely be eager for more. (Fantasy. 7-10)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON IN THE SOCK DRAWER by Kate Klimo
ANIMALS
Released: July 22, 2008

"The characterization is black-and-white in this mild adventure story for readers who have not yet graduated to fuller fantasies. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
What is it about dragons that so appeals to children and fantasy readers? 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 BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >