Search Results: "Ned Crowley"


BOOK REVIEW

NANOOK & PRYCE by Ned Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Perhaps it's not a go-to source for anyone hoping for an accurate portrayal of the Native cultures of the North, as these heroes bear far more similarities to cartoons than actual people, but for readers who disregard that detail, it's an amusing collaboration. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Appropriating a sturdy ice floe for fishing, igloo roommates Nanook and Pryce, their faithful dog, Yukon, and three put-upon worms set about catching their daily fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >

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OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S SUMMER SNOWSTORM by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Summer (and maybe winter, too) will never again be the same with Zoomer around. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cold snack on a hot day turns into a gleefully over-the-top winter fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER by Ned Young
by Ned Young, illustrated by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Young's busy, bright paintings in his first picture book show that he can illustrate wildly improbable animal antics in a humorous and more-or-less believable way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mom's away, but twins Hooper and Cooper diligently get ready for school anyway; Zoomer, however, energetically avoids the task despite his ineffectual dad's best efforts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARFISH by James Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

Lionel, a Blackfeet boy orphaned at three, has grown up with his older sister Beatrice at Chalk Bluff boarding school in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"A masterly narrative that captures the religious fervor, brutality and mayhem of this intensive contest for the 'center of the world.'"
Exciting re-creation of the epic mid-16th-century struggle between the encroaching Ottoman Empire and the beleaguered Christian Europeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER NORMALS by Ned Vizzini
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Great geeky fun. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A shy role-playing-game aficionado finds slaying monsters easier than kissing a girl in this appealing adventure by the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"As they revel in Kat's clear-as-a-bell, first-person observations of Tudor England's dangerous liaisons and fairy-tale gowns, teens will also relate to a girl who struggles not only to find her place but to know her heart. (epilogue, family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Mystery and magic surround Katherine "Kat" Bab, a spirited 16-year-old with wild red hair her omen-wary adoptive mother Grace calls "wolf bait." Read full book review >