Search Results: "Neal Wooten"


BOOK REVIEW

RETERNITY by Neal Wooten
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Nearly impossible to put down."
Wooten's novel is an earnest coming-of-age tale as well as an inventive look at the contested borderland between science and faith. Read full book review >

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THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A well-intentioned but prosaic book."
Tales of community activists who salvaged their neighborhoods from natural disaster and governmental neglect in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S ROUGHRIDERS by Horace E. Wooten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A homespun, heartfelt tale of race and self-discovery."
Wooten's affecting debut features an ambitious 19th-century slave who becomes a deputy sheriff after years as a fledgling cowboy and cattle wrangler. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH ACADEMY by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The decision by Oscar's new friend Fox to go unwashed as long as possible leads to all sorts of stinky humor that fits right in to this second-tier series opener. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Scribbly illustrations dominating nearly every spread, Layton's latest plunks fledgling readers down amidst a student body of typical types who—atypically—happen to be mammoths, saber toothed tigers, ground sloths, cave bears and other early mammals. Read full book review >

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BARTHOLOMEW AND THE BUG by Neal Layton
ADVENTURE
Released: July 15, 2006

"A lighthearted take on mortality, as well as the old truth that travel is a broadening experience. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First U.S. edition of a UK prizewinner, this brief tale sends a kindhearted bear and a short-lived crane flying off to the Big City. Read full book review >

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HOT HOT HOT by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Shocking. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two woolly mammoths come up with a palliative for summer's heat in this high-energy import. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Layton's bright, eclectic illustration style should be reprised soon, while he is developing better storytelling ideas. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If ever there was a case to argue for "living in the moment"—this is it. Read full book review >