Search Results: "Karl Kwasny"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A solid-enough sequel that slips here and there but leaves readers' goodwill intact. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces a dire threat to the Netherworld and the Waking World. Read full book review >

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BEANSTALKER AND OTHER HILARIOUS SCARYTALES by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Disturbingly delightful. (Fractured fairy tales. 8-12)"
Zombies and vampires and Grimm, oh my! Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF SHADOWS by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ultimately a feel-good story, though readers will wade through tides of bad, angry, heartbroken and horror-struck feelings to get there. (Horror/fantasy. 11-13)"
Already saddled with a major father issue, young Olivia Stellatella acquires ghost problems too after she's forced to live in the backstage rooms of a decrepit concert hall. Read full book review >

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ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD by Ann Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"This homage to the Bobbs-Merrill Childhood of Famous Americans series of highly fictionalized biographies falls flat. (map, historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Time travel loses its way in a maze of clichés, product placements and a slow-moving plot. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LULLABY by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"This is one trilogy that ends on a high note. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces off against ICK and INK in the finale of the Nightmares! trilogy. Read full book review >

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PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Nuanced, balanced and accessible—essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of China today."
Sharply observed account of what happens, both good and bad, when a group of more than a billion people start seriously shopping. Read full book review >

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SON OF THE ROUGH SOUTH by Karl Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"The author's talents as a historian far outweigh his abilities as an autobiographer."
A long-time Newsweek journalist piggybacks his life's story onto the most important news event of his career: the turbulent drama of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Despite lines like "the wheelhouse was alive with vibration from the wind, moaning and shrieking," this disappointing companion to Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past (2004) reads less like a similarly robust tale, and more like a tedious tally of names and routes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEERSLAYER by M.S. Karl
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Add a plus for lovers of the hunt."
Newspaperman-sleuth Pete Brady (Death Notice, 1990), owner of the Weekly Express in Troy Parish, Louisiana, has been persuaded to go deer-hunting by his good friend Sheriff Matt Garitty. Read full book review >

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THE EXPEDITIONS by Karl Iagnemma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"A languid frontier drama that weighs scientific inquisitiveness against the depths of human sorrow."
A father pursues his headstrong son through the American frontier. Read full book review >