Search Results: "Mike Deas"


BOOK REVIEW

DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE BATTLING BOTS by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"High-energy high jinks in a multicultural, or at least multispecies, setting. (Graphic/mystery/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Young sleuths stumble on a demonic conspiracy to blow the lid off Slick City's new sports arena. Just for a start. Read full book review >

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POWER PLAY by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The point is well made: Democracy is imperfect but self-righting in its course. (Graphic thriller. 8-12)"
O'Donnell and Deas present another educational thriller in graphic mode (Ramp Rats, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMP RATS by Liam O’Donnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"However, the graphic format and step-by-step instructions on skating technique may draw in reluctant readers or young novice skaters. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In this second volume of Orca's Graphic Guide Adventures, the how-to topic is skateboarding. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE SLIME STAMPEDE by Liam O’Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Young readers will slurp up the gumshoes' gooey first exploit with relish. And perhaps a few choco-slug cookies. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-11)"
The game's afoot (so to speak) for two amateur sleuths when slime monsters belonging to the school custodian go on a rampage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, WITNESS by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Bodies pile up around Boone like he's some teenage Jessica Fletcher, straining credulity but not sparking much interest. (Graphic thriller. 13 & up)"
If it means putting yourself in danger, do you have to come forward as a witness? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE BLOOMBERG by Joyce Purnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A touch too uncritical for readers brought up on hardnosed journalistic takes on politicians, but of interest to students of Gotham politics."
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked. Read full book review >