Search Results: "Neil Price"


BOOK REVIEW

SO WHAT! by Tracey Trussell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2014

"A bit of superficial wish fulfillment that leaves the moral high ground entirely unoccupied. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Sparkle-filled lettering on the cover and elaborately styled figures within display plenty of flash. Read full book review >

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WHO'S BAD, WHO'S GOOD, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD? by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"The waters are left a bit muddied, but this is still a serviceable reminder that 'yell, run, and tell' is a good start. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bad bunny figures significantly in this twist on the original "stranger danger" tale. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO CRIED WOLF by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A watered-down rendition…sexist too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bored princess switches places with a shepherd boy—and then decides to make her new job more exciting. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEAD CONNECTION by Charlie Price
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the story ends in an unusual and slightly awkward fashion, the realistic complexities explored are ripe for discussion. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A spectral mystery starts strong but ends differently. Read full book review >

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THE STERKARM HANDSHAKE by Susan Price
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Along with romance, adventure, and the wonderfully rendered picture of life in the 16th century—you can smell and hear it as well as see it—adults and more sophisticated teens will appreciate the ambiguities of cultural values in conflict. (Fiction. 12+)"
This American edition of a prize-winning English novel combines convincing historical detail, smart, engaging storytelling, and a simple science-fiction premise to produce an exciting, highly readable, and morally complex tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGER IN SAVANNAH by Eugenia Price
Released: May 14, 1989

Here, at long last, is the climax of Price's Savannah quartet—which, taken as a whole, covers the history of that graceful southern city from 1812 to Sherman's march in 1864. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WOMAN by Nancy Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1992

"Don't even wait for the movie."
Following up on her 1987 novel Sleeping with the Enemy (made into a star vehicle for Julia Roberts), Price returns with a terrific suspenser with a softly ironic fade-out—and a lust for mainstream status. Read full book review >

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LADIES' MAN by Richard Price
Released: Sept. 15, 1978

"Empty."
Moving his Bronx characters downtown to Manhattan proves traumatic to Price (The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers); he picks up a bad case of angst. Read full book review >

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BATTLEGROUND STATE by Owen Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2016

"A preposterously entertaining thriller about a Southern conspiracy."
A double murder investigation uncovers a secessionist plot in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE DUNK by Asher Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"In this briskly paced book, readers will recognize the courage and tenacity of everyday competitors and the power and awe-inspiring achievements of elite athletes."
Austin American-Statesman energy and environment reporter Price seeks to overcome his "genetic foibles" in pursuit of a singular and profound experience: dunking an NBA basketball. Read full book review >