Search Results: "K.P.B. Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 30, 2011

"An uneven but entertaining drama that will appeal to Salinger's fans in the YA crowd."
The first installment of Episcopal priest Stevens' Ascalon, Ohio trilogy, originally published as a blog, follows several small-town college students and 20somethings as they piece together their belief systems and create a sense of belonging. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED PEN by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Teachers will certainly find themselves wishing for their own arsenal of supplies to help them with their grading, and students may take a second glance at that innocuous-looking red pen on the teacher's desk. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Obviously inspired by "The Little Red Hen," this goes beyond the foundation tale's basic moral about work ethic to explore problem solving, teamwork and doing one's best. Read full book review >

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PLAIDYPUS LOST by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not a bad idea, but busy and bumpy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nicely drawn pencil, watercolor, and digital collage illustrations are lost in these aggressive, over-designed pages about a girl's habit of losing and finding her favorite toy repeatedly: "Plaidypus lost. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for all Jacks and Jills. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The creators of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! (1999) spin off a freewheeling yarn from a familiar nursery rhyme, salting their tale with awful puns and peppering it with folktale references. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS BAD MANNERS by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An irresistible English import with sequels to come. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A pair of eighth-grade girls, admirers of Holmes and Watson, expose a real murderer in a tony English boarding school in 1934. Read full book review >

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LIZA'S STAR WISH by Diane Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful novel, written with great feeling. (Fiction. 9-11)"
After a year of the grief and turmoil following her sister Holly's drowning, Liza, 14, doesn't want to leave San Antonio to spend the summer in Rockport, Texas, with her cranky, self- centered, bigoted grandmother, Mama Lacey, who has broken her hip. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL by Taylor Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"In Stevens' powerfully contained follow-up to The Innocent (2011), there is no release for the tormented heroine, only license to live another day."
In Stevens' third lean and mean thriller featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, an "informationist" with a scary dark streak who specializes in recovering kidnapping victims, she is forced by an Eastern European sex trafficker to deliver an American teen to a European buyer. Read full book review >

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WHITE BIRD UNDER THE SUN by Pat Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A somewhat tone-deaf depiction of a white child's picturesque childhood in mid-20th-century Northern Rhodesia."
In this semiautobiographical novel, Stevens (Hero of the Struggle, 2011) recounts his adventurous childhood in South Africa and Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Read full book review >

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THE CATCH by Taylor Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Readers will rejoice that their favorite female menace is back in business."
Stevens resurrects Vanessa "Michael" Munroe, her dangerous, androgynous antihero, for another dark adventure. Read full book review >