Search Results: "Jon Savage"


BOOK REVIEW

TEENAGE by Jon Savage
NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2007

"Slow going at times, but with some fascinating characters and anecdotes."
From the author of England's Dreaming (1992), a dense cultural history of adolescence from 1875 to 1945. Read full book review >

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ENGLAND'S DREAMING by Jon Savage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"Though at times overly detailed and wordy, still a compelling and intelligent narrative that's as much about the nature of anarchy as about the Sex Pistols and punk rock. (Sixteen-page color insert.)"
In an account packed with incisive social analysis, a London- based writer who contributes regularly to US music magazines (Spin, Rolling Stone, etc.) chronicles the lurid yet surprisingly complex rise and fall of Britain's quintessential punk band, the Sex Pistols. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

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LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY by Doug Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"With rampant whimsy and cheerful silliness, expect this to hit funny bones with laser accuracy. (Graphic science fiction. 7-11)"
A moose that can shoot laser beams out his eyes—what could be better? Read full book review >

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SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

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LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Skip it. (glossary, index, source notes, bibliography of books, videos, and Web sites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A disjointed scrapbook of anecdotes and journal entries, strung together with archival photos. Read full book review >

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LEMONS by Melissa Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A joyous celebration of cryptozoology, friendship, family love, and coping with loss. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"My mom always says I can take any lemons that life gives me and make lemonade," proclaims 10-year-old Lemonade Liberty Witt—"Lem" for short. Read full book review >

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Streaming Stars by Vicky Savage
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A well-told sequel for YA fantasy fans."
The second installment of a young-adult fantasy trilogy features a powerful young girl making hard choices. Read full book review >