Search Results: "Joshua Simpson"


BOOK REVIEW

WARPWORLD by Kristene Perron
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An often gripping sci-fi tale that offers a great deal to ponder about conquest and morality, although readers may wish they felt more moved by the characters' plights."
Two people from different worlds meet and discover an unexpected bond in Perron and Simpson's debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Except for its simplistic conclusion (that the lax US war- crimes posture contributed to the souring of American-Soviet relations): revelatory and shocking investigative scholarship of a high order."
A disturbing report on how US bankers, lawyers, and diplomats responded to the Armenian massacres of WW I and the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"The Other Jamaicans'' (in North of Jamaica, 1972) and his novel Riverside Drive (1962)."
A meager memoir from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Simpson (In the Room We Share, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONCE TOO OFTEN by Dorothy Simpson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"In his 14th (A Day for Dying, 1996, etc.), Thanet, as usual, deftly unpeels the layers of unhappy deception shrouding the victim, though the result this time is a surprisingly long-winded anticlimax."
Filled with misgivings about his daughter's upcoming wedding to a much wealthier (but less obviously committed) fiancÇ, Inspector Luke Thanet can only pray that Bridget's marriage doesn't turn out like Jessica Dander's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A good yarn with an appealing protagonist that inspires sadness for the Peruvian people and much distaste for their government. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A memorable report of a monthlong 1992 expedition to Peru, featuring daring, drugs, and despotism. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WINTER COMES by Sherry Simpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1998

"A striking debut that should raise serious questions about the future of the Alaskan wilderness."
A profoundly considered, lyrically wrought, refreshingly hands-on survey of the disappearing frontier in America's wildest state. Read full book review >

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Good Globe by Shelby Simpson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Even the most confirmed armchair travelers will find themselves infected with wanderlust after reading this irresistible compilation."
Oh, the places you'll go and the things you'll see in this debut collection of travel essays. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ORBIT by Margaret Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"This deus-ex-machina conclusion seems fitting for this unlikely, incredible adventure, which loses its excitement and any realism just when the fun should really begin. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Baron is a smart and likeable British teen who leaps at the chance to join the crew of the first children's moon landing. Read full book review >