Search Results: "Josiah Bunting III"


BOOK REVIEW

ULYSSES S. GRANT by Josiah  Bunting III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"A splendid, short-form introduction to Grant's life and career."
Ulysses S. Grant was renowned as a hero and savior of the Union in his day. Yet modern historians are likely to recall him as a president who barely survived one scandal after another. Read full book review >

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ALL LOVES EXCELLING by Josiah III Bunting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

The former headmaster of an expensive prep school tells of an underachieving teenager forced into an expensive prep school by her ambitious mother. Read full book review >

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SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

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MORNING STAR HORSE / EL CABALLO LUCERO by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"Readers looking for a story involving horses, magic, or a bit of Cuban history will do better looking elsewhere. (author's note) (Historical verse novel. 10-13)"
A young girl's greatest fear is the loneliness of horselessness. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE <i>SEA WOLF</i> by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"'Listen now, ye belly-whackers,' pirate fans are sure to savor this seafaring adventure and crave another in the series. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ahoy ye mateys! Clamber on board the Sea Wolf for a salty adventure. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER by Eve Bunting
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A salty tang pervades this fast-paced pirate yarn, which provides a sometimes swashbuckling—but more often believably disgusting—perilous cruise across the high seas. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
After her mother's death, 15-year-old Catherine's pirate-captain father allows her to cut her hair and pretend to be his son in order to join the crew of his ship. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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COFFIN ON A CASE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

Here, Bunting brings a glib, easy style to the tale of Henry Coffin, son of a partner in the detective agency "Coffin and Pale." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLOVERDALE SWITCH by Eve Bunting
Released: Oct. 24, 1980

"Run-of-the-pod."
This begins with the world flashing negative (black is white, etc.), as in a scarier Shirley Jackson story; then it has robot duplicates from space replace John's girlfriend and seven other people in Cloverdale (a motif familiar from some well-known blockbusters and less-known duds); and it ends with a simple tribute to love that could only mark a juvenile version. Read full book review >

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Tip Of The POTUS Spear: THE COMPLEX by William Bunting
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A slick spy novel and stealthy Navy SEAL thriller."
Two Navy SEALs survive a botched mission that may be part of a coverup to blame terrorists for a U.S.-sanctioned attack in Bunting's (Welkin, 2012) thriller. Read full book review >

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LOVE OF COUNTRY by Madeleine Bunting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"In the end, it is clear from Bunting's lively, literate book why, in the words of an Irish poet, the Hebrides might become part of one's 'soul territory.'"
Touring the northwest quadrant of the "damp Atlantic archipelago of the British Isles." Read full book review >