Search Results: "Matt Bondurant"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD TRANSLATION by Matt Bondurant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2005

"Archaeology outshines the action."
With time running out on his contract to decode an ancient Egyptian tablet, an obsessed scholar is seduced and seemingly abandoned by others with equal but less pure interest in the deep past. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gritty, gripping depiction of very wild lives."
Hard-living bootleggers and crooked lawmen wrestle for control of the moonshine business in a fictional re-creation of the hard past of a lawless county. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT SWIMMER by Matt Bondurant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"The most important unplumbed depths are those of Elly's character. That said, Bondurant has written another nervy, robust and suspenseful novel."
Sinister forces disrupt attempts by American ex-pats to run a pub in rural Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A warm portrait of a modern baseball icon. (statistics, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Throughout his career Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez acknowledged his brother's encouragement as a major factor in his success. Read full book review >

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BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARIAN LORD by Matt Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"An intriguing and interesting mix of mythology, folklore and fantasy makes for what is in effect a graphic-novel introduction to the sword-and-sorcery genre. (author's note) (Graphic fantasy. 13-17)"
A mix of Icelandic lore and Norse mythology—and maybe a smattering of the Incredible Hulk—makes up this action-packed adventure of the barrel-chested Barbarian Lord's struggle to defeat his skull-headed enemy. Read full book review >

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DRUTHERS by Matt Phelan
by Matt Phelan, illustrated by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keep this for any day, not just a rainy one. (Picture book. 2 -5)"
How much fun can be packed into a rainy day? Lots, if you're like this energetic daughter-daddy duo. Read full book review >

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BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Perhaps not a staple, but a light, fluffy read nonetheless. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this quirky take on the tall tale, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are obsessed with pancakes, but mother knows best when it comes to nutrition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TASTE OF COLORED WATER by Matt Faulkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"It's a salutary theme, handled here with terrific appeal. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Hearing tell of a fountain in the big city billed "colored," two country children decide that they have to see such a marvel in this 1960s-era tale. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY BUNNIES by Matt Novak
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A natural lead in to the likes of 'Five Little Ducks,' or 'Ten in the Bed' and a novel approach to the classic idea of the grass being greener elsewhere. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Inventively using superimposed holes cut into sturdy card stock, Novak sends a quintet of dopey looking bunnies trotting one by one from their overcrowded burrow across the spread to an appealingly empty one, and then, when they're too crowded once again, back to the old one—leaving trails of muddy paw prints for an increasingly irritated ladybug to clean up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDBALL by Matt Tavares
by Matt Tavares, illustrated by Matt Tavares
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Play Ball! (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Did Babe Ruth really point to the bleachers and then proceed to hit a home run to that spot? Read full book review >