Search Results: "Marty Steere"


BOOK REVIEW

Sea of Crises by Marty Steere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A stellar thriller that handily juggles its formulaic elements to achieve near-perfect liftoff."
Debut author Steere shows off his air-and-space mastery in this swashbuckling tale of Apollo 18, the moon landing that never was. Read full book review >

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ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >

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FAME, FORTUNE, AND THE BRAN MUFFINS OF DOOM by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Only for the strong-stomached. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Simon's dream to win a fortune in the school talent show with his two best pals, Munch and Ralph, is thwarted by the band trio's lack of practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's the one for kids who are actually riding; those who will never sit on a horse may find the details dull. (Nonfiction. Everything Horses, 7-12; First Horse and Pony, 5-10)"
While they appear similar at first, two books appeal to different groups of horse-crazy kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA'S UNDERWEAR by Marty Rhodes Figley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A troupe of entertaining elves, a jolly Santa, and lots of underwear jokes add up to Christmas chuckles in this engaging story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's nothing like underwear jokes to get kids giggling, and this funny story focuses on Santa's entire underwear collection and which set he will wear on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A portion of the sales will be donated to the Komodo Survival Program. (bibliography, further reading, glossary, websites, index, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Thousands of years ago, the Komodo dragon may have inspired dragon legends in China and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Torrents of information (good portions of which are genuinely interesting) cascade over readers, who will feel at times as if they're trying to fill a water glass beneath Niagara Falls."
A former Yankees' PR director and sports commentator charts the vicissitudes of the beloved/hated team once known as the Highlanders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER by Martin Marty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"'Sin boldly,' Luther proclaimed. The only flaw in this bold interpretation, and one by design, is that it is too short. A fine brief on a world-changing figure."
A noted Lutheran historian turns to the founder of his faith, delivering a thoughtful portrait of a complex, controversial figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 1995

"His own ambivalence toward junk is what gives this analysis its perverse but limited appeal."
A strangely equivocal morphology of detective fiction that reads every one of its considerable range of forms as a recurrence of a single, rigidly conventional formula. Read full book review >