Search Results: "Maxwell Eaton III"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Some readers won't make it through the most painful jokes, but those who do will see something marvelous building itself in front of their eyes. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Who says penguins are cute? Read full book review >

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I'M AWAKE! by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sure to gather fans in its wake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rambunctious hamster tests its sleepy dad's patience. Read full book review >

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TWO DUMB DUCKS by Maxwell Eaton III
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Use this one for casual fun, not for relating to bullied protagonists. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite a mild cover featuring simple rubber-ducky types, you'd be a dumb duck to assume a toddler audience for this sly humor. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE HOT AIR BABOONS by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"If the story is disappointing, it's only because the earlier books in the series set such a high standard: All of the jokes work, but die-hard fans may feel a little exhausted, as though they'd just finished their 100th Mad Lib in a row. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
The Flying Beaver Brothers comics are starting to resemble Mad Libs. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE MUD-SLINGING MOLES by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The story is so engaging that when they finish the book, readers may be ready to draw their own Flying Beaver Brothers adventure, complete with sound effects. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Eaton has learned an important truth: One of the great joys of reading comic books is the sound effects. Read full book review >

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OKAY, ANDY by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Eaton's book covers well-trod ground and unfortunately pales in the shadows of more-established series. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A silly buddy story about Andy the alligator and his mammalian friend Preston plods somewhat aimlessly along through three chapters of gentle, simple adventures. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS: BIRDS VS. BUNNIES by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The Flying Beaver Brothers may not look imposing, but they can meet any challenge they take on, even armies of birds and bunnies. By the end of the book, readers will believe a beaver can fly—and that they also have secondary ocular membranes. (Graphic novel. 6-10)"
Birds vs. bunnies: It was only a matter of time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Although Greenslade has an axe to grind, he sets a high standard by offering an objective if unsparing portrait of a villain who was often in error but seldom in doubt. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
When Robert Maxwell met his mysterious death offshore the Canary Islands less than a year ago, the world first thought it had lost a billionaire media baron. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD III by David Horspool
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Among the better histories on this subject, this book rocks no boats while delivering a densely detailed account of a man who was no more villainous than the average 15th-century baron."
Richard III's villainy owes much to Shakespeare. Modern histories are more understanding, and this includes this thoughtful biography by Times Literary Supplement history editor Horspool (Alfred the Great, 2014, etc.), who stresses that Richard (1452-1485) was a man of his times, although they were nasty times.Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS III by Ben Bova
Released: April 23, 1990

"Much the best of the three."
Wrapping up the trilogy of the talky Voyagers (1981) and the mediocre Voyagers II(1985), about messiah Keith Stoner and his alien-inspired mission to save humanity from itself. Read full book review >