Search Results: "Mark E. Geyer"


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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Chris Moriarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Exciting, action-packed and absolutely marvelous. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The magic is darker in this intense sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice (2011).Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers who enjoy watching puzzles be solved will enjoy the entertaining revelations. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford deciphers clues in an old portrait that lead her and her father's oddball cousin Julian to a literary treasure. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE by Chris Moriarty
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A marvelous, mystical romp that doesn't ignore reality. A hint of a possible sequel whets readers' appetite for more: Yes, please! (author's note) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Sacha lives in New York City's Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century. Or does he? Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2007

"Nourishing food for thought, if less meaty than Vaclav Smil's kindred, superior Energies (1998)."
A trivia-rich yet coherent long view of what energy is, what physical laws govern it and why we should be using it less and better. Read full book review >

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Shelly's World! Goes to Japan by Sharon E. Gatlin
Released: March 7, 2013

"An amusing educational story to help kids see the Land of the Rising Sun."
An imaginative fourth-grader dreams of flying a plane to Japan with her family, while the family dog has his own secret adventures abroad. Read full book review >

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GO TO SLEEP, MONTY! by Kim Geyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Attractive illustrations don't make up for a less-than-compelling story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this British import, a little boy named Max acquires his first pet, a large puppy named Monty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SAMURAI CAT by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 23, 1991

"Irresistibly hilarious or depressingly imbecilic, depending on the viewpoint of the beholder."
Fourth in a series that has already achieved a certain notoriety. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI CAT GOES TO THE MOVIES by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Others may well find it mind-numbingly silly and occasionally offensive."
Miaowara Tomokato, the feline whose tongue is sharper than his sword, returns for a fifth engagement in this series by Rogers (The Sword of Samurai Cat, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DREAMTUNNEL SEQUENCE by Mark E. Lacy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Solid writing and a twisting plot make for a decent high-fantasy debut."
Two warriors unexpectedly touched by sorcery go on separate quests in an attempt to defeat a great evil. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI CAT GOES TO HELL by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 15, 1998

"Check one: (a) hysterically funny, I loved it, (b) appallingly stupid, I hated it, or (c) unsuitable for life-forms with more than minimal cognitive abilities."
Fifth and (the publisher says) final outing for Rogers's indescribable comedy fantasy (Samurai Cat Goes to the Movies, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >