Search Results: "Kim Strickland"


BOOK REVIEW

DOWN AT THE GOLDEN COIN by Kim Strickland
Released: March 20, 2012

"A lesson in faith and the power of positive thinking, all nestled within a satisfying story."
In Strickland's novel, one person's messiah is another's juvenile delinquent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIMOIRE by Brad Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Good start. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Set around—or, rather, within—the pages of a powerful collection of spells, this suspenseful series opener traps the untrained scion of a magical family in a dismal alternate London, where numerous dangers await. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There are enough well-placed frissons to keep readers flipping those pages, even those who know that, in keeping with series formula, all nefarious plans will be nixed. (Fiction. 10+)"
At first, Johnny's most serious problems are right out of the textbook for the budding adolescent: How will he survive the summer without his friend Fergie (he makes a new sandlot pal, Sarah Channing), and what will rescue him from boredom (a job Professor Childermass finds him at the town's Gudge Museum). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORDLESS by Adrianne Strickland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Sure, it's the start of a trilogy about a foundling who is a destined savior with a prickly love interest from the other side of the tracks—but with a nonetheless intriguing, original science-fantasy setting sure to attract fans. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
An illiterate garbage man is also the 17-year-old hero who'll save the Earth from megalomaniac overlords. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN POINTS by Bill Strickland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2007

"Uncomfortable, but ultimately satisfying."
A promise to his daughter impels the author to revisit his horrific childhood. Read full book review >

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LIFELESS by Adrianne Strickland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Fans of action-packed dystopias will enjoy Tavin's attempts not to lose himself in the ferocity of his power, and they will stay tuned for Volume 3 and its likely romantic angst. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
An 18-year-old boy doesn't want the phenomenal cosmic power that's turning him into an out-of-control killing machine in this trilogy's middle volume. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2010

"Cycling fans will probably get more out of the book than a general audience, but diligent readers will be rewarded with an enjoyable read about a private journey to understand an enigmatic public figure and his place in sport and culture."
Bicycling magazine editor Strickland (co-author: We Might As Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories, 2009, etc.) examines Lance Armstrong's remarkable comeback at the 2009 Tour de France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK JAM by Paul Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"There are no fancy or multiple effects here (unless you count the moving truck parts) just straight-ahead, crowd-pleasing traffic. (Picture book/popup. 4-6)"
Small truck fans will be riveted by these huge popup trucks: a pick-up bounces along over a bumpy road; a bright purple semi- grinds to a halt with clouds of steam shooting out from under the hood; a tow truck's crane prepares to hook it up; a fire truck's ladder rears up; a yellow dump truck drops its load. Read full book review >