Search Results: "Lauren Benton Angulo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"A well-told story—and love letter to surfing in Hawaii—about the transformative power of a personal connection."
In her debut, Angulo offers a compelling story of the connection between two surfers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END (ALMOST) by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This story lacks the cleverness and originality that make a metafictive picture book successful, though it could be useful as a creative-writing prompt with older children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unimpressive addition to the plethora of metafictive picture books flooding the market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S DO A THING! by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Benton's wacky, off-the-wall humor may not appeal to more staid readers, but for the right audience, this will be an enticing offering. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Victor Shmud, a white child with a toy duck—or is that a chicken, as Victor seem to think?—embarks on an irreverent and ever so strange space adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADLY by William Benton
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An uneven love story, with poetic moments."
In his first novel, poet Benton (Birds, 2002, etc.) delivers a lyrical yet ultimately insubstantial story of an affair singed by mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HANDBOOK by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Eerily plausible, at least until the close. (Fiction? 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Jack's world is rocked by the discovery of a copy of the Secret Parent's Handbook in a neighbor's trash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Civil War buffs will welcome this enlightening chapter. (rare photos and maps)"
A Civil War scholar sets the record straight on a POW camp in Illinois. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLY BEACH by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"This novel about dramatists, although lightened by some witty down-home repartee, displays little aptitude for scene-craft."
A widow returns to her childhood haven, Folly Beach, S.C., where she is captivated by new love and a literary mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"Scattered, but warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic."
In Frank's chatty latest (after Isle of Palms, 2003, etc.), a high-strung New York divorcée at loose ends changes her life for the better after getting in touch with her South Carolina roots. Read full book review >