Search Results: "Joshua Doder"


BOOK REVIEW

GRK AND THE PELOTTI GANG by Joshua Doder
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Pure adventure fun, new readers will want to go back to the first installment and look forward to the promised third in Spring 2008. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A boy, a dog and a trio of notorious Brazilian bank robbers are the ingredients for this fast-paced sequel to A Dog Called Grk (2007). Read full book review >

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GRK AND THE HOT DOG TRAIL by Joshua Doder
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Slightly breathless and silly but a page-turning escapade for middle-grade readers, nevertheless. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Timothy Malt and his cheerful dog Grk find themselves in New York City in the third installment in this comic adventure series (A Dog Called Grk, 2006; Grk and the Pelotti Gang, 2007). Read full book review >

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A DOG CALLED GRK by Joshua Doder
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"By turns lightly comic and cinematically adventurous, the plot zips along nicely with tongue firmly in cheek and with the resourceful young protagonist poised for more in the upcoming sequel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Timothy Malt is a very ordinary 12-year-old London boy on the day he finds a small, hungry black-and-white dog. Read full book review >

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PLOTLESS, POINTLESS, PATHETIC by Joshua Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Captain's outings so third grade? (Fiction. 9-11)"
Monty Python meets Captain Underpants in a prose/cartoon hybrid from Down Under featuring Sir Glame, a puffed-up, borderline psychopath in armor, and his sarcastic equine sidekick Bill. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE MONSTERS by Joshua McCune
Released: June 2, 2015

"Standard, cheerless fare for Divergent fans, though the sentient dragons are a definite wild card. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
Escalation of the civil war between the militarized United States and dragon-riding insurgents forces ugly choices on damaged teen warrior Melissa in this savagely violent middle volume. Read full book review >

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TALKER 25 by Joshua McCune
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intense but unsatisfying. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Americans face a terrifying threat. Read full book review >

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SHORT PEOPLE by Joshua Furst
Released: June 6, 2003

"A thoroughly original take on the experience of being a kid, and wishing the whole baffling business of growing and changing would just go away."
Childhood and its discontents, in a harrowing debut collection of ten subtly interrelated stories. Read full book review >

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ISOLATION WARD by Joshua Spanogle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Readers of this engrossing and intellectually wrought first novel will happily await Spanogle's next."
A renegade virus strikes Baltimore and challenges the ethics of the medical community in med-student Spanogle's tightly woven debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Worshipful, occasionally overenthusiastic, yet engaging and sometimes surprisingly insightful."
The grooving story of the disco sensation, freighted with a goodly amount of cultural analysis. Read full book review >

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MORAL TRIBES by Joshua Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A provocative, if Utopian, call for a new 'common currency of observable evidence…not to gain advantage over others, but simply because it's good.'"
Greene (Moral Cognition Lab/Harvard Univ.) combines insights from psychology and philosophy to illuminate "the structure of modern moral problems." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2008

"Obviously modeled on Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998), right down to the subtitle and the overhyped prose."
Freelance journalist Kendall does his best to jazz up the quiet life of the English polymath who turned finding the right word into a science. Read full book review >