Search Results: "Max Frei"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGER'S WOES by Max Frei
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"As Juffin says, brightly, 'this affair smells strongly of Forbidden Magic.' Just so—and a pleasure for those who like their fantasy with a measure of slapstick."
Max Frei, the cigarette-puffing gumshoe in an alternate, magical universe, is back in his namesake creator's sophomore entry in the Labryinths of Echo series. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER'S SHADOW by Max Frei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2013

"Running out of steam, yes. But still good entertainment for those who've already entered Max's beguiling world and lived to tell the tale."
Frei, the alter-ego creation of Russian writer Svetlana Martynchik, returns with a saving-the-otherworld tale that doesn't yield any surprises but that suitably closes the Labyrinths of Echo series. Read full book review >

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MAX by Sara Cohen-Scali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Horrific atrocities—and the ghastly realities of any war—seen through the eyes of a child with heartbreaking cognitive dissonance pack a wallop. (Historical fiction. 15-18)"
The education of a young Nazi, from fetus to 9-year-old. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER by Max Frei
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2009

"Well-written, well-paced grown-up fantasy with a strong dose of reality."
If Harry Potter smoked cigarettes and took a certain matter-of-fact pleasure in administering tough justice, he might like Max Frei, the protagonist of this fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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MAX by Ken Wilson-Max
by Ken Wilson-Max, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Wilson-Max keeps the paper engineering simple; his cast is affable, but under-utilized by the format. (Board book. 2-5)"
A board book with pull-tabs and flaps neatly outlines a child's unconventional but loving family. Read full book review >

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MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

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DEAR MAX by Sally Grindley
by Sally Grindley, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A tribute to the power of letter-writing and imagination. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Max strikes up a friendship with his favorite author, D.J. Lucas in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER'S MAGIC by Max Frei
Released: July 1, 2012

"Literate, silly fun, though the reader might wish for a little more energetic storytelling and a little less japery."
Cigarette-huffing magician bad boy Max Frei, the fictional character, returns in this latest by Max Frei (The Stranger, 2009, etc.), the author. Read full book review >

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MAX QUIGLEY by James Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2009

"Roy gives the subsequent rapprochement and genuine growth in Max's humanity a light touch and some realistic stumbling blocks, in a not unsympathetic look at bullying from the other side. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth grader Max's casual torment of those around him (schoolmates, cafeteria ladies, anyone weaker) amuses him in a confident, self-centered way and is rarely challenged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >