Search Results: "Max Porter"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PLENTY PORTER by Brandon Noonan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"This first novel occasionally has the feel of a writing exercise, but it is also smooth and compelling reading for long stretches, even if the end doesn't adequately match the beginning and middle. (Fiction. YA)"
Plenty Porter is the youngest of 11 children ("eleven is plenty," said her parents) in rural Illinois, in this story told mostly in the first person in the years 1952-53 as Plenty approaches and then turns 13. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Elegant, imaginative, and perfectly paced. A contribution to the literature of grief and to literature in general."
It's bad enough to lose a spouse, too soon and unexpectedly, and be left to bring children up alone. It's worse, and more complicated still, when a huge crow takes her place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODYSSEY OF A HORSEMAN by Max Porter
Released: April 16, 2011

"An entertaining oater that's also a subtle study in understated manliness."
Horse racing is a nail-biting proposition—especially in the bandit-infested Old California of this tense Western. Read full book review >

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RACING TO FIND AN ASSASSIN by Max Porter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2011

"An informative, entertaining thriller that finishes just out of the money.

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The FBI recruits horse trainer Chance Holden to help track down an elite, mysterious assassin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLE PORTER by William McBrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"McBrien obviously appreciates and loves his subject, but his book lacks two things needed to convey Porter's essence: wit and rue. (72 illustrations, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page Cole Porter song list. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >