Search Results: "Matthew Bowman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A thorough, stimulating rendering of the Mormon past and present."
A comprehensive history of the popular religion bearing distinctly American roots. Read full book review >

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I WISH I WERE BIG by Peter Bowman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As the animals under observation become larger, Ted appears smaller and smaller by comparison; he's in every spread, and children will want to locate him with every turn of the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Ted is a very small bear—considerably smaller than the mouse who helps him reach a raspberry for lunch. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Clever and quirky, cat lovers will approve and understand, though others may be somewhat mystified. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This portrait of a pampered pet uses sly humor and illustrations with an old-fashioned feel to reveal a marmalade cat's essential feline nature. Read full book review >

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COUNT THEM WHILE YOU CAN by Anne Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"With its pleasing song, breadth of information and world-wide scope, it should go over well in this country, too. (glossary of conservation status terms) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Lyrics set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" introduce 10 species from around the world that have been deemed endangered or extinct in the wild. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2008

"A heartfelt, old-school American history lesson."
From sharecropper's son in Depression-era South Carolina to hearing coordinator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bowman shares his inspiring life story. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY LADY by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2015

"But overall, Bowman keeps her prose and characters fresh and interesting; her book is an entertaining renewal of a classic plotline and well worth reading."
A bookish young woman tries to convince her mother she's just not marriage material in this Regency romance inspired by Much Ado About Nothing, but her mother has the last laugh. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A fun, smart comedy of errors and a sexy, satisfying romance."
Sharp-tongued Lady Lucy Upton is determined to save her friend from an unwanted courtship by the newly minted Duke of Claringdon, but she never expects that standing up to him will draw the arrogant—and handsome—man her way. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL COUNTESS by Valerie Bowman
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Bowman is one to watch."
A group of friends performs a complicated ruse to help Lady Cassandra Monroe woo her cousin's intended in this Regency romance that borrows liberally from The Importance of Being Earnest. Read full book review >

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FROZEN by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >

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IVAN AND THE DYNAMOS by Crystal Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Andy's parents, with their straight-A, church-going son, are infinitely patient; Andy's pals are tagged with names like Mike Hanson, Jamie Jones, Duffy Conners, Billy Peterson, Denny Smith, and Jimmy Cleaver, and none of them emerges from the pack. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Andy Anderson, 11, is unhappy when he learns that he's been traded to Coach Lou Richards's team in the Squirt division of his local hockey league, but his anxieties soon prove unnecessary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A heavily partisan but still valuable contribution to current debates within the American Catholic Church."
An inside view of the Catholic Church—not the Church of official dogma, but the Church as it lives and breathes daily in America. Read full book review >