Search Results: "Lewis Trondheim"


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MONSTER TURKEY by Lewis Trondheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The tiny-type narrative text is hard to make out, but fans of Trondheim's previous graphic tales will be used to his format. (Graphic fiction. 6-8)"
Thanks to a flow of toxic waste that turns farm animals into monsters, a family's rural vacation takes several exciting, if wildly arbitrary turns. Read full book review >

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A.L.I.E.E.E.N. by Lewis Trondheim
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not for the younger set, but an accomplished offbeat selection worth considering. (Graphic novel. 12-14)"
Designed to look like a weatherworn comic found in the woods, this outrageously imaginative graphic novel touts itself as the "first extraterrestrial comic book on earth." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nothing says 'Christmas' like monsters. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
A pre-Christmas ski trip slaloms into a series of wild escapades in this import from a prolific French graphic novelist. Read full book review >

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TINY TYRANT by Lewis Trondheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Calvin and Hobbes fans will be particularly delighted. (Graphic fiction. 9-11)"
Taking child spoilage to a whole new level, six-year-old King Ethelbert performs some world-class acting out in these 12 graphic-format misadventures. Read full book review >

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BOURBON ISLAND 1730 by Appollo
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Discursive endnotes act as helpful historical anchors to connect the reader to this time. (Graphic fiction. 16 & up; adult)"
A quiet yet still somewhat swashbuckling tale of 18th-century piracy and colonial tension on a small French Island. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Three cheers indeed for Harry and friends, who remind readers young and old to savor the sweet simplicity of preschool years. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lewis's lovable pachyderm returns for a third adventure with his fellow stuffed pals. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by E.B. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The musical score is included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The well-known African-American spiritual serves as the text for this evocative interpretation, looking at one boy's cheerful personality as a shining light in his own neighborhood. Read full book review >

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A TASTE FOR RED by Lewis Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2009

"Buffy for tweens, without the charm. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
There isn't much for blood-sucking fans between Bunnicula and Bella—can Svetlana (née Stephanie) Grimm fill the gap? Read full book review >

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THE KILLING SEA by Richard Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Despite the emotional heaviness of this fictional story, Lewis tempers the tsunami's horror with Ruslan and Sarah's durable sense of hope and their new, but strongly forged friendship, which by the end borders on romance. (author's note, maps) (Fiction. YA)"
Drawing on experience as a volunteer relief worker in Indonesia and interviews with survivors, Lewis applies two human faces to the devastating 2005 tsunami. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2008

"A sharply delineated personal account charged with great emotional power."
A hair-raising and sensitively wrought tale of an Iraqi soldier who deserted Saddam Hussein's army in the early 1990s and headed to England to claim political asylum. Read full book review >

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BUT I LOVE YOU ANYWAY by Sara Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Though the vignettes are at first somewhat slow-moving and awkward, the story soon enough gains direction and suspense—and ends with convincing lessons satisfyingly learned by all major players."
A deft, engaging novel in the form of a series of vignettes, depicting the trials and joys of extended family life, from the author of Heart Conditions (1994), etc. The narrator, 40-year-old Mimi, a once-divorced, once-widowed mother of two lively, quirky kids—Melanie, 12, and Daniel, 10- -lives on a shoestring in suburban San Diego and is beset by troubles. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A handsome production, one that just might touch off a Truex revival."
A capably written, well-illustrated life of a doyen of American interior design. Read full book review >