Search Results: "Kent Redeker"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SQUISH THE SASQUATCH! by Kent Redeker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Pure, disarming horseplay served on a bed of charismatic artwork. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Mr. Sasquatch tempts fate—a good squishing—when he boards Mr. Blobule's city bus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SPLASH THE SASQUATCH! by Kent Redeker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Formula aside, there are many belly laughs to be had from the sheer 'just-because' wackiness of this creation. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sasquatch is a weird and wacky critter with a penchant for water; he wants to sit beside the pool, but he doesn't like to get wet, because it makes his fur "all squizzlefied," a situation predictably set up for disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-researched and often illuminating. (b&w photos, not seen, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest addition in the Historical American Biographies series is a well-written and balanced biography of a poor Scottish immigrant who came to America at the age of 13 and immediately began work in a cotton mill and bobbin factory with his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A decidedly superficial view of this brief but violent episode. (Chronology; notes; limited bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Bristling with patriotic fervor, Kent's (The Civil War, p. 480) undigested account of the Persian Gulf War pits heroic multinational coalition forces against the menacing but overrated troops of a vicious dictator, all in the cause of freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREET LEGAL by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"The story is thin, but a colorful cast, a pair of irresistible protagonists and Kent's ingratiating prose are, as usual, enough to sustain a highly entertaining series (Street Fighter, 2005, etc.)."
Kill all the lawyers? Someone in Philly seems to like the idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND CHANCE CAFÉ by Alison Kent
Released: March 5, 2013

"Great concept, lackluster execution."
Kaylie Flynn returns to the only home she's ever known, intending to open a cafe; along the way, she'll find friends, family and perhaps the love she never knew she was looking for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2010

"Kent has more fun with the Londoners—Johnny Depp could play almost any of the baddies—than her somewhat morose ancestors, but she lovingly captures their daily grind and brings looming dangers, whether man or beast, to harrowing life."
In this prequel to The Heretic's Daughter (2008), Kent tells the fictionalized story of her ancestor Martha Carrier's courtship with her future husband years before she became a victim of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORCE PROTECTION by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"With the pseudonymous Kent (a father-and-son writing team, both ex-Navy ), authenticity is a given, but what really makes this series go is a core conviction that thrillers thrill when they're character-driven."
Terrorists take on the Lieutenant Commanders Craik—and are, of course, overmatched. Read full book review >