Search Results: "Neil Osborn"


BOOK REVIEW

COUNT BROCCULA by RipplBooks
developed by RipplBooks, by Neil Osborn, illustrated by Neil Osborn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Apart from automated sound this version doesn't add much to its paper predecessor; let the diner beware. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After being terrorized by fiendish vegetables, a young boy learns to eat his veggies before they eat him. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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DURATIONS by Carolyn Osborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Monotonous personal history coupled with interesting essays on world travel."
A Texas-based author shares her family history and travelogues. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE CHESAPEAKE by David Osborn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent depiction of boarding-school life, and Margaret, immensely toned down after Murder on Martha's Vineyard, is a likable, middle-aged sleuth—though the plot she perambulates through is still silly and implausible."
Hot-air balloon enthusiast Margaret Barlow returns to her alma mater, the snobby Brides Hall, to check up on her granddaughter after the death of a scholarship student, Mary Hughes, who was found hanged (murder? suicide?) in the bell tower. Read full book review >

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SURVIVING THE WRECK by Susan Osborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"The result is a wreck with no survivors and a story with no heroes—a timely but irritating tale."
In Osborn's vitriolic first novel, a young woman grapples with the crippling legacy of her dysfunctional family—a struggle charged with universal loathing and extreme self-pity, making for an unusually unpleasant debut. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER ROAD by Karen Osborn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Carefully constructed and well told: a work of tremendous, quiet power."
Osborn (Between Earth and Sky, 1996, etc.) offers a haunting tale of the grief, jealousy, recrimination, and revenge in the wake of a young man's accidental death. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE NAPA VALLEY by David Osborn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Amateurish writing, a dull heroine, and a slap-dash rendering of winemaking—all make for a less-than-memorable third outing for Osborn's fiftysomething sleuth."
Freelance journalist Margaret Barlow (Murder on the Chesapeake, etc.), in California for a hot-air ballooning vacation, agrees to write a magazine piece on a Napa Valley winery—and is soon ensconced in L'Abbaye Ste. Read full book review >