Search Results: "Matt Whyman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAVAGES by Matt Whyman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2014

"Whyman's British Addams Family of man-eaters certainly won't be to everyone's taste, but for those who like their humor very, very dry, it may just hit the spot. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Dinner with the Savages can be murder. Read full book review >

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GOLDSTRIKE by Matt Whyman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"It almost seems realistic. (Thriller. YA)"
Find galloping suspense and action here in the first sequel to Whyman's Icecore (2007), wherein falsely accused young British superhacker Carl Hobbes escaped from an arctic American prison camp for terrorists. Read full book review >

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ICECORE by Matt Whyman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Great for action fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Another action thriller from Britain follows a young computer hacker who falls prey to the American rendition scheme and must escape from a top-security prison camp located in a frozen Arctic wasteland. Read full book review >

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BOY KILLS MAN by Matt Whyman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Don't subject your readers to this one. (Fiction. YA)"
Twelve-year-old Sonny and his friend Alberto sell cigarettes on the streets of Medellín, Colombia, until a run-in with a burglar earns Alberto a "recommendation" to the local boss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OINK by Matt Whyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"While the author successfully milks his account for laughs, animal lovers may be disappointed."
Being a stay-at-home dad, the father of four children and the primary caregiver for an assortment of pets, including two mini-pigs, may not be everyone's cup of tea, but this intrepid British author lived to tell the tale. 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 >

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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 >