Search Results: "Joseph Theobald"


BOOK REVIEW

MARVIN WANTED MORE! by Joseph Theobald
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"So call this a promising debut, with an underdeveloped storyline. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like puffy clouds with smiling faces and sticklike legs, sheep gambol merrily upon sunlit green hills—all but Marvin, that is, who resents being slightly smaller and less athletic than average. Read full book review >

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MARVIN AND MOLLY by Joseph Theobald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2012

"At first glance, just a mildly comical set of ovine antics—but with (speaking of 'silly games') a not-so-amusing subtext. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Sheep play sexual politics on the lea in this deceptively bucolic outing. Read full book review >

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LIVING GLIMMERING LYING by Botho Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"We don't know who these people are, and we care nothing for them or about them."
Living Glimmering Lying ($26.95; Sept.;176 pp.; 0-8101-1283-3). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"Eventually, a truly suspenseful scene occurs off the Pacific coast, but many readers will have bailed out before this payoff."
The story of Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Theobald's adventures through the Northwest Passage, a sea route well known as a "ship killer." Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RULERS OF THE PLAYGROUND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Winning satire for the jungle-gym set. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two children vie for playground domination. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1973

"Nothing if not readable which is enough for his constituency."
A slight change from his two similar New Centurion-Blue Knight novels — a burly story of crime and punishment in which, dead or alive, all are victims of the same slugs with which two sociopaths kill one policeman but leave his partner to face another kind of destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS IN THE SKY by Lynn Joseph
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Though imperfect, this story is a tale that needs to be told, its quiet, unflinching portrayal of a girl struggling to grow up in less-than-perfect circumstances an important one. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A coming-of-age story chronicles the challenges of moving to a new land. Read full book review >