Search Results: "Jonathan Strahan"


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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR by Jonathan Strahan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2012

"Especially valuable for readers who enjoy short stories but have neither the time nor the inclination to seek them out."
A whopping 31 eclectic stories in speculative mode, expertly selected from 2011's large and diverse output. Read full book review >

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UNDER MY HAT by Jonathan Strahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Readers will find much to enjoy, especially if taken in smaller bites rather than all at once. (about the authors) (Fantasy anthology. 10 & up)"
Eighteen short tales about witches by some of the wickedest names in fantasy make for a rich anthology. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON MARS by Jonathan Strahan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"While some harsh language and difficult themes might restrict the audience, readers who agree with the saw that 'the Golden Age of science fiction is 12' will demand more of every author included. (Science fiction/short stories. 12 & up)"
This exemplary, almost old-fashioned anthology is a welcome relief in a teen fiction market dominated by dystopias, fantasy and paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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THE STARRY RIFT by Jonathan Strahan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Young readers would be better served with full-length books by such practitioners as Kenneth Oppel and Eoin Colfer. (Science fiction/short stories. 12+)"
This compendium of short stories springs from a wonderful premise: Encourage young readers to open up their imaginations to science fiction with tales told by some of the leading writers of the genre. Read full book review >

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THE BORISOV DILEMMA by Ted F. Strahan

"This abundance of twists, turns and double crosses should satisfy readers eager for some armchair espionage."
Action and plot twists fuel Strahan's debut spy thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Strahan's prose, over-salted with adverbs, bromides, and sweeping generalizations, is well suited to dishing an entrepreneurial success story. But as an interpretive, first-person history of New Orleans's funky street life, Managing Ignatius can't cut the mustard."
A real-life Confederacy of Dunces records the "dysfunctional corporate family'' history of a New Orleans institution, Lucky Dogs, Inc. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >

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BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winter's chills, rituals and resulting familial closeness, rendered in simple, surprisingly poignant drawings, make this a perennial read at first frost. (Picture book. 2-6)"
David tries to help his mother with Christmas housecleaning, but his mind swirls with thoughts of the big snow predicted to fall that afternoon. Read full book review >

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LEIF'S SAGA by Jonathan Hunt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"A striking, confident introduction to Leif's story. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A Norse shipbuilder tells his daughter the story of Leif Eiriksson's famous voyage, in this straightforward account based on the Icelandic sagas and current research. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

In this companion to Hunt's Illuminations, fearful horrors mix with benevolent beasts, populating an alphabet book that should provide many hours of discovery. Read full book review >

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WHO'S AT THE DOOR? by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning and funny variation on an old theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's the shifty-eyed wolf at the pigs' door, but neither his several disguises (a blowzy old lady; a policeman) nor the mendacious reasons he offers for coming in (``I've locked myself out...Can I...use your phone?''; ``There's a suspicious old lady in the area'') deceive the three pigs; once they've had enough, they concoct their own disguise and frighten the wolf away with a satisfyingly clever role reversal. Read full book review >