Search Results: "Judith Bond"


BOOK REVIEW

PORIUS by John Cowper Powys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"And as for the Saxons? Well, suffice it to say that determined readers will learn a thing or two about all manner of varlets—and some juicy Welsh curses."
A sprawling addition to the Arthurian cycle, full of "civilized and Romanized" Brythonic Celts, uncivilized and unromanized Saxons and even a few more exotic types. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

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GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The mystery is tense and nerve-wracking, and the acrobatics are gorgeously hair-raising; they will help readers get past thinly developed characters and setting. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Family secrets and sinister superstitions threaten 16-year-old wire walker Jules Maroni's chance at a big break. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be lost, indeed. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
The only mystery here is how one of America's oldest unsolved events—the Lost Colony of Roanoke—becomes tedious in this piece of speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ALCHEMY  by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Passionate mystery or speculative fiction fans should look elsewhere. (Speculative fiction. 13-16)"
A revised version of the author's first novel, Blackwood (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A less-than-thrilling takeoff on the Kennedy murders."
The new novel by Bond (The Doorstep of Depravity, 2005, etc.) looks at the Kennedy assassinations through the eyes of an unsuspecting witness to conspiracy. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF JAGUAR by Mike Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A high-octane story rife with action, from U.S. streets to Guatemalan jungles."
In Bond's (The Last Savanna, 2013, etc.) military thriller, a former U.S. Army pilot witnesses soldiers slaughtering a village in Guatemala and makes himself a target when he starts asking questions. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY WITHIN by Larry Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1996

"A triple-A Bond."
The ripsnorting, all-too-plausible latest from bestselling Bond (Cauldron, 1993, etc.) pits a duo of dynamic Americans against a mad Iranian bent on altering the geopolitical balance of power. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PORCUPINE’S CHRISTMAS by Joseph Slate
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Without being preachy, this team has created a sweet, if predictable, holiday story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lessons in differences and inclusion are charmingly presented in this pointed Christmas tale. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >