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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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 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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FORBIDDEN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While this will probably not suffice for those wanting a dark and eerie love story, readers interested in historical fiction or a mildly creepy mystery (or both) will enjoy it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced mystery set in early-19th-century Scotland, 16-year-old Josie Ferguson is sent to live with estranged relatives after losing both of her parents to influenza. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENCE by Eve Bunting
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Memorable. (Fiction. 12+)"
Emotional depth resonates as 17-year-old Catherine fights off two kinds of haunting. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF RILEY by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"At best, a lesson that there are at least two sides to every issue. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Curiously, the icky appeal, kid-tickling story line, and lesson about integrity and fairness here all closely parallel those in Julie Ann Peters's half-as-long The Stinky Sneaker Contest (1992). (Fiction. 8-11)"
When 10-year-old Colin's dirty sneakers disappear from outside his apartment door, he's sure the culprit is Jack, his chief rival in a contest for the most offensive footwear (the prize: two new pairs of Slam Dunkers). Read full book review >

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THE HIDEOUT by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Largely contrived, and, though Andy's uneasiness with his mother and Paul's sexuality is clearly compelling, any realistic exploration of his perfectly believable feelings is pushed aside to make room for the hollow, feel-good ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a plot device that is becoming familiar, a new stepparent is the reason that a child—here it's 12-year-old Andy, in San Francisco—ventures into the streets, where he discovers that the world is more wicked than anything he has faced at home. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD SINGING by Eve Bunting
Released: March 31, 1980

"If the issue between the parents weren't so stereotyped, or if the mother were more fully characterized or less of a twit (Marcus' good memory involves her fanciful vision of a unicorn), then the son's problems might seem more than a textbook sketch."
To Mom, the blackbirds are something to watch with rapture and dream of painting. Read full book review >

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A SUDDEN SILENCE by Eve Bunting
Released: April 10, 1988

"By including several minor characters whose alcoholism is pivotal to the plot, she emphasizes the tragedy that alcohol can inflict on innocent bystanders and other family members."
A moving piece of Americana from a veteran team (Fly Away Home, 1992, etc.), introducing the orphan trains of the 19th and early 20th century to a picture-book audience. Read full book review >