Search Results: "Josh Neufeld"


BOOK REVIEW

A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"While some may see a sign of bias in the author's own media affiliation, this historical analysis of how and why media and society shape each other should prove illuminating for general readers and media practitioners alike."
Though the graphic format employed here is often playful and always reader friendly, this analysis of contemporary journalism is as incisive as it is entertaining, while offering a lesson on good citizenship through savvy media consumption. Read full book review >

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JOSH WHOEVER by Michael Guillebeau
Released: March 20, 2013

"First-timer Guillebeau, whose software programs reside in the International Space Station, churns out wisecracks with machine-gun rapidity. His plot may be improbable, but when the laughs come this fast and funny, who really cares?"
A con artist turns good Samaritan and pays the price. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP by Gavin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A video game-obsessed middle schooler tackles his third new school in two years. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

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Josh Climbs the Tree of Life by Lee Vranna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A whimsical tale with plenty of zaniness that revolves around a sentimental and philosophical core."
A debut novel follows a teenager and his curious involvement with celestial beings. Read full book review >

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BOYS LIE by John Neufeld
Released: April 1, 1999

"The story may be issue-heavy, but everyone displays conflicting emotions, and both good judgment and bad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Despite an obvious agenda, this probing study of an eighth grader's battle with terror and frustration will hit readers close to home. Read full book review >

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THE HANDLE AND THE KEY by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unsettling and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dan has been adopted into the Knox family, a time that should be filled with happiness, but the reality is that it's filled with confusion, jealousy, and outright hostility. Read full book review >

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GAPS IN STONE WALLS by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

An often enthralling, not entirely satisfying, mystery, set in Martha's Vineyard in 1880, a closed community where deafness is commonplace. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A HERO by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

Ben Derby's spring vacation is preempted by a class assignment requiring students to help out in one of various social agencies. Read full book review >