Search Results: "Mark Alan Stamaty"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Appended information, including the story of an impromptu performance for then-President Bill Clinton, reinforces this impression. (Graphic memoir. 7-9)"
Although Stamaty's latest graphic memoir is based on real-life events, it's also a mystery—not a whodunit, though, more of a "who's-it-for." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIA’S MISSION by Mark Alan Stamaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 14, 2004

"Jeanette Winter's Librarian of Basra (2004) is more beautiful, but this is both worthy and compelling. (Picture book/graphic novel. 7-10)"
Cartoonist Stamaty sees Alia of Basra as a superhero, and tells her story in black-and-white graphic-novel format. Read full book review >

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TROLLS, GO HOME! by Alan MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Despite Egbert's bluster, no goats are harmed in the course of this mild farce. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Three hairy trolls find the road to acceptance particularly rocky when they try to settle in a quiet suburb. Read full book review >

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Laws of the Game by Mark-Alan Pizzini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2013

"A comedic, heartfelt novel that limits its own field of play."
Pizzini's funny novel about suburban life reveals the down-and-dirty world of girls' soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"While revealing occurrences inside Bear Stearns that might have contributed to the larger financial meltdown, Greenberg provides few fresh insights about the diseased atmosphere on Wall Street."
The latest entry in the why-Wall-Street-collapsed genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DINOSAUR by Mark Alan Weatherby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

A little girl peers from her window in the night, waiting for her dinosaur to appear. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"Deftly written and researched, perceptive and relevant; an important addition to leadership literature."
Three management consultants take a fresh look at business leadership in a work that will enlighten and inspire. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"But even those who dislike cats may not be in the audience for this one—it is too mild to be amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This companion to How Dogs Really Work (1993) explains that cats originate on Planet Nip, that they are here in a struggle for world domination, etc. The tone is tongue in cheek throughout, but the text itself is not very funny; the endless explanations will bore preschoolers, and older readers can find funnier stuff on their own. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >