Search Results: "Jon Sprunk"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW'S MASTER by Jon Sprunk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2012

"Series fans will dive right in; curious newcomers should begin at the beginning and avoid at least some of the confusion."
Third in the series (Shadow's Lure, 2011, etc.) in which knife-wielding, magic-powered assassin Caim Du'Vartha tries to figure out what's going on. Read full book review >

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STORM AND STEEL by Jon Sprunk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 2, 2015

"A strong second entry and still a series to follow."
In the second part of The Book of the Black Earth, magic causes more problems than it solves for Horace, the foreign shipwright-turned-sorcerer and military adviser to the queen of a beleaguered city-state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD AND IRON by Jon Sprunk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"Despite some flaws, definitely a series to follow."
A tradesman fleeing a personal tragedy is thrust into more elevated and considerably more perilous circumstances in the first of a political sword-and-sorcery epic by the author of Shadow's Master (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL BLUE AND THE DEEP DARK NIGHT by Jon Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"160; Add this original, illuminating book to any stack of in-the-dark, nighty-night anxiety tales right next to the bed, alongside that last glass of water—but leave the door open a crack! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Small Blue (a little bunny) gets a bad case of the middle-of-the-night willies, imagining what spooky creatures might lurk in the dark corners of her home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO GEO AND HIS MIRACULOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jon Chad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"'Science is no walk in the park,' he rightly proclaims. Also: 'Long live geology!' (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The top geologist at the Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science takes a solo journey right through the planet. It's science! With monsters! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LENORE FINDS A FRIEND by Jon Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"No fare required for this trip, just a tongue and a cheek in which to put it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a droll episode that caters to the beliefs of many Manhattanites, a cabbie discovers that the "other side of town" actually is an alternate universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Z GOES HOME by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The Z Is Zapped meets Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in this zany abecedarium that zips with zesty creativity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Z, from the zoo sign, climbs down a ladder and escapes, he travels an alphabetic trek through double-paged scenes where unlikely pairing of words (one per letter) are quixotically juxtaposed: e.g., Z passes ALIEN and crosses BRIDGE (B turned sideways); on a wharf INK is spilled on the JETTY as a man KARATE kicks Z into the water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO ORDERED THE JUMBO SHRIMP? by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

From Agee (Go Hang a Salami! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ON MARS by Jon Agee
Kirkus Star
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there life on Mars? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ONLY STANLEY by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fun—just plain fun. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Wimbledon family—mother, father, four children, a cat, and Stanley, a brilliantly inventive beagle—have a sleepless night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY RHINOCEROS by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Lighthearted fun as a read-aloud or read-alone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What can a pet rhinoceros do? Not a lot, unless it has hidden talents. Read full book review >