Search Results: "MaryChris Bradley"


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ON MY STREET by Koos Meinderts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The inhabitants of Number 11 have crafted an enticing world, but there isn't enough here to invite readers back for a second visit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This hit-or-miss rhyming catalog of the neighbors who live on the narrators' (ostensibly the author and illustrator's) street may leave readers wishing for more detail. Read full book review >

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KNOCK! KNOCK!  by Anna-Clara Tidholm
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

A cozily surreal meditation from a noted Swedish author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH DOES THE GRAY IN THE ELEPHANT WEIGH? by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A visit to an unusual zoo sparks the imagination of an inquisitive little brown-skinned boy out with his white grandfather. Read full book review >

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FOR ME? by Harmen van Straaten
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An amusing, bemusing tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Innocent gifts of hearts and flowers from an anonymous donor exert a powerful effect on their recipients. Read full book review >

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The Gambit by Bradley Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A briskly paced thriller that deftly imagines a nightmare scenario."
A debut political thriller that pits Israeli and U.S. military forces against an Iranian government on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon. Read full book review >

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RAISON D'ETRE, I by bradley james
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"A free-form, often thought-provoking verse confessional in the tradition of Leaves of Grass. "
An epic, multipart poetry cycle about the nature of life and the transience of relationships. Read full book review >

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STAND-IN FOR MURDER by Lynn Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1994

"After a promising opening, first-novelist Bradley settles down to a retro canter through familiar climes before finally rewarding her hero's limited detective skills by delivering him to the love of a good woman."
Houston insurance-fraud investigator Cole January rolls out of bed one morning and steps on the dead body of a comely young woman new to his acquaintance. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Built as solidly as the 'legendary stone culverts' that tunnel through the landscape of Granite Creek; an engaging twist on the suburban-housewife mystery."
In a rustic New Hampshire town, a young mother and a disabled Iraq War veteran spark an affair that leads to an unconventional whodunit. Read full book review >

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LUNATICS by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Light, eccentric, thoughtful, and endearing: Planet Denton's a weird place but well worth a visit."
Another oddball fantasy from the author of Blackburn (1993), etc.; this time, thirtysomething cuddles up with Moonstruck to revamp The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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WILDER'S FOE by Diane Bradley
Released: March 1, 2014

"More enjoyable escapades for Henry and company in this delightful summertime series."
In Bradley's (Wilder's Edge, 2013) YA sequel, a summer of adventure continues for cousins Henry and Dylan and their friend Arla when a job of running supplies on a lake near the U.S.-Canada border puts them in the middle of some shady goings-on. Read full book review >

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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Bradley Steffens
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 7, 2007

"Despite captions that are printed in red and therefore largely illegible, the many color pictures enhance this illuminating narrative with maps, diagrams, prints (including an old portrait of Muhammad) and images of illustrated manuscript pages. (index, multimedia resource lists) (Biography. 11-13)"
In this clearly written, carefully reasoned profile, Steffens not only traces the scantly documented life of one of early modern science's giants (better known in Europe as Alhazen), but also places him both within the broader contexts of early Muslim society, and of the whole history of science. Read full book review >

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LIVING DOLL by Jane Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A horrifying account that at times, though, relies more on mood than on the cooler reportage that might deliver the story's meaning to fuller effect."
From the author of the story collection Power Lines (1989): a thinly disguised autobiographical first novel that creates a poignant record of sexual abuse. Read full book review >