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 >

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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 >

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THE SECRETS OF HEXBRIDGE CASTLE by Gabrielle Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Unoriginal but still enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young boy's life goes from dull to extraordinary in Kent's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1995

"The best installment yet in this fine, underrated series."
Even though they're married now, there's no happy ending for Atlantic City Officer Louis Monroe and his wife, ex-hooker Ellie. Read full book review >

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BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Even the epiphanies seem like reheated leftovers."
A meditation on morality returns the author to the High Plains of Colorado, with diminishing returns for the reader. Read full book review >

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ONCE A DANCER... by Allegra Kent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"My stomach was a large, round, hard dome like a planetarium'')."
A daffy and unexpectedly poignant autobiography by the beguiling Balanchine ballerina celebrated in her heyday as a ``rubber orchid.'' Kent, born Iris Margo Cohen in 1937 ``on the very day Edith Wharton died, but in a different time zone,'' repossesses as a writer the unpredictable charm of her dancing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Neither the first attempt to demythologize Joseph, nor the last word on his people, but an intriguing study of a man and a legend."
A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Read full book review >

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ALL OF THE NIGHT by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A delightfully calamitous chronicle of city struggles, bad luck, and mismatched dating."
After a series of unfortunate events, a recent college graduate questions his faith in life and love. Read full book review >

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DARK RIDE by Kent Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"The grisly, deadpan, unnervingly comic tone makes you wonder if Jim Thompson hasn't risen from the grave."
Boy meets girl, boy and girl take turns handcuffing each other to bed, boy and girl plot to kill girl's husband in this sex-soaked noir debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"A wide-ranging, comprehensive study of the meta-history of human civilization."
A learned historian offers a challenging road map for humanity's future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROOKED HOUSE by Christobel Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Bleak, suspenseful writing keeps the momentum high despite a surfeit of characters and contrivances."
Thirteen years later, a young woman who survived the slaughter of her family returns to the scene of the crime. Read full book review >