Search Results: "Jonathan Auxier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathan Auxier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message, Arrasmith's atmospheric drawings and touches of humor amid the horror make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Replete with engaging figurative language and literary allusions to works ranging from the Bible to Paradise Lost, Auxier's creepy Victorian ghost story is an allegory on greed and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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PETER NIMBLE AND HIS FANTASTIC EYES by Jonathan Auxier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Auxier has a juggler's dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses, even if it does bog down from time to time. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
What begins Dickensian turns Tolkien-esque in this quest replete with magic and mystery. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE QUIRE AND THE LAST STORYGUARD by Jonathan Auxier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sophie is given an extraordinary book to repair, and with it comes all manner of magic and danger. Read full book review >

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Jihadi Hijacking by Eric Auxier
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"A free-wheeling, engaging espionage tale that aims to enlighten readers."
In this YA novel, a teenage protagonist contends with the terrorist hijacking of a commercial plane. Read full book review >

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The Last Bush Pilots by Eric Auxier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"Romantic entanglements and a covert mission help this aviation tale take off."
A flier's new gig as an Alaskan bush pilot is impeded by hazardous weather, an arrogant inspector, and a hasty plan to rescue bear cubs in Auxier's (Code Name: Dodger, 2012, etc.) adventure. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >

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BITS & PIECES by Jonathan Maberry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An entertaining divergence from the solid series. (Science fiction. 13 & up) "
The aptly named fifth book in the Rot & Ruin series fills in gaps and provides key back story to the series. Read full book review >