Search Results: "M.K. Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICUS by M.K. Reed
by M.K. Reed, illustrated by Jonathan Hill
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"This will change no minds, but its heart is in the right place. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A well-intentioned study of book-banning in the heartland. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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PIPER REED by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Launching a new series, Piper's foray sets sail with verve, fun and spunk. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth-grader Piper Reed's life is a moving experience, but not the way you might think. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Readers who suspend disbelief will encounter an absorbing, technically accurate story of military derring-do from a half-forgotten war."
Controversial, entertaining and sometimes plausible account of a long-secret, behind-the-lines 1952 mission into North Korea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIPER REED GETS A JOB by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This is another successful entry in what has become a solid chapter-book series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
To earn money for a clubhouse where she and her friends can meet outside her crowded home, fifth grader Piper Reed sets herself up as a party planner, substitutes for her babysitting older sister and illustrates her younger sister's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"Elegiac evocations of mood and time, all in luminous prose."
A new translation of The Reed Cutter (1932) and the debut of Captain Shigemoto's Mother mark a recognition of the late Tanizaki's continuing literary importance (see above). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S GO CAMPING WITH MR. SILLYPANTS by M.K. Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 1995

"A good premise, lost in the execution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A goofy, lope-along adult who seems very childlike in his striped pants, is back in a book that gets off to a good start, but falters midway. Mr. Sillypants oversleeps one morning, missing the chance to hook up with fellow-campers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTING WITH GODS by M.K. Hume
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Historical fiction with a touch of fantasy, delivered with some rip-roaring battles and characters that are noble, memorable and unredeemable."
The third volume of the Merlin trilogy follows the legendary healer up to the beginning of a new chapter in both Merlin's and Britain's histories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY'S ROOM by M.K. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"The message here is rendered almost painless by the novel idea, the funny pronouncements of the furniture, and the comical details in the cartoon-style illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Sally leaves for school, her room is such a mess that it has actually inconvenienced her. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR OF THE WEST by M.K. Hume
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A saga dark in aspect, rich in detail and mythic in dimension."
Even during wartime, the more dangerous enemies do indeed sleep within King Arthur's own household. Read full book review >