Search Results: "Louis Paul DeGrado"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"Unambitious but engaging tales about friendship and adventure for nostalgic 40-somethings to read with their kids or to keep them hooked into reading once they've made their way through their parents' old Hardy Boys collection."
Four boys form a club to investigate haunted houses while navigating the challenges of neighborhood bullies, mean dogs, nosy sisters and not getting in trouble in DeGrado's double-header YA adventure. Read full book review >

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The Calling of the Protectors by Louis Paul DeGrado
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"An exciting story for animal lovers about courage, resilience, and working together."
A young Protector cat faces a tough challenge when an evil rat threatens her building in this novel for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LUCIE’S DIARY by Louis Pfanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Included in the end pages are instructions for readers on how to make their own mouse-sized felt hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This quiet homespun tale recounts a handful of days in the life of Little Lucie, a white mouse, as recorded in her diary. Read full book review >

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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story hums along with its own cheerful energy, much like Marvin himself. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third grader Marvin Redpost returns (Why Pick on Me?, 1993, etc.) in the fifth book in this Stepping Stone series. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Still, Gary is a likable, completely good-hearted boy who turns out to be refreshingly frank about his own shortcomings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes instead of having conversations; almost everyone—parents, teachers, schoolmates—is tired of him. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MENAGERIE by Louis Charbonneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1996

"Mediocre thriller work—and, at times, flat-out awful."
A weary retread of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, by the author of, most recently, The Magnificent Siberian (1995). Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE DISCOVERS AMERICA by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy."
A young man comes of age in the company of the great Irish wit and playwright, a story told by Edwards (N, 1997, etc.) with a sophistication worthy of its subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOSEVELT'S BEAST by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A suspense-filled re-imagining of history deepened by a confrontation with evil's supernatural presence."
Bayard (The School of Night, 2011, etc.) draws dark fiction from the real-life Roosevelt-Rondon 1914 exploration of Brazil's Rio da Dúvida. Read full book review >

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WITH THESE HANDS by Louis L’Amour
Released: May 7, 2002

"The Ghost writes on. Wonderfully."
The final volume in a series of four posthumous titles (Beyond the Great Snow Mountains, 1999, etc.) collecting tales never before published in book form, many in genres we don't associate with the Western writer. Read full book review >