Search Results: "Kory Fluckiger"


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"An imaginative and witty adventure, though perhaps not as comforting as intended."
In 1927, figments of the imagination come to the rescue of a kidnapped baby in this debut novel for children and adults. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOLSTEIN HITS THE ROAD by Daniel E. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"This road trip never gets out of the driveway. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Low-rent animations, illustrations, audio and overall design provide just what this sketchy bovine cross-country tour merits. Read full book review >

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THE DREADFUL FATE OF JONATHAN YORK by Kory Merritt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Poor Jonathan York, condemned to newfound self-confidence and awed listeners wherever he goes. (Graphic fantasy. 11-14)"
A night in the swamp converts a mild-mannered clerk into a wily yarn spinner in this hair-raising tribute to the life-changing power of stories. Read full book review >

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WORD BY WORD by Kory Stamper
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Those aficionados who love words and the language or who are big-time Scrabble fans will love this book, while others will feel like they're in over their heads."
Strange words and how to find them. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE WATER by Kory M. Shrum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"An indelible protagonist whom readers should pity—and easily champion."
A woman uses her uncanny ability to inflict lethal retribution against the men she believes murdered her parents in this supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY OF THE MAP by Jack Chabert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A peppily paced adventure yarn sure to delight fans of the franchise, both old and new. (Graphic adventure/fantasy. 6-12)"
Based on Poptropica, Jeff Kinney's (of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame) online role-playing game, this graphic-novel spinoff envisions three friends who find themselves marooned on a mysterious island. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2015

"A practical, inspiring primer to assess and address one's particular emotional requirements."
In this self-help guide, a communication expert details the effects of "affection hunger" and strategies to make more meaningful connections. Read full book review >

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THE LOST EXPEDITION by Mitch Krpata
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Die-hard fans of the game may stick out adventuring with the recognizable, wide-eyed gang, but with an unfocused plot and confusing twists, this just feels like a money grab. (Graphic adventure/fantasy. 8-12)"
Still marooned on a strange island, three friends fight to protect a magical map. Read full book review >