Search Results: "Neil Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

DOT TO DOT by Malcolm Cossons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clever concept and beautiful execution—but hard to truly flip over. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this wittily titled dos-à-dos picture book, Grandma Dot and her granddaughter share a name, a birthday and a strong regard for each other. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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PLAIDYPUS LOST by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not a bad idea, but busy and bumpy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nicely drawn pencil, watercolor, and digital collage illustrations are lost in these aggressive, over-designed pages about a girl's habit of losing and finding her favorite toy repeatedly: "Plaidypus lost. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for all Jacks and Jills. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The creators of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! (1999) spin off a freewheeling yarn from a familiar nursery rhyme, salting their tale with awful puns and peppering it with folktale references. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S LUCK by Kathleen Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Acceptable additional fare. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Eddie Zitelli desperately hopes to survive the end of school with grades and self-esteem intact, but sheer absent- mindedness lands him in the principal's office. Read full book review >

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FRANK THOMPSON by Bryna Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"List of sources; period photos & prints; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Facing an unwanted marriage, Emma Edmonds ran away, escaping pursuit by donning man's clothing and joining the Union army. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE PLEASURE GARDENS by Rosemary Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Relaxed storytelling replete with clever plotting, vivid character portraits, and period detail."
The fourth puzzle for real-life dandy Beau Brummel—clever, compassionate friend to the Prince of Wales in Regency England (The Bloodied Cravat, 2002, etc.)—begins in Watier's, the London gambling club he owns. Read full book review >

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THE WATERS OF BABYLON by David Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

The Waters Of Babylon ($24.00; Apr.; 320 pp.; 0-684-86210-7): This diligent and generally quite compelling first novel, written by a successful scriptwriter for feature films (Breaker Morant, etc.) and television, fictionalizes the military and psychosexual adventures of—as its subtitle declares—"Lawrence After Arabia.'' Stevens stresses the various identities the elusive ``Ned'' (1888-1935) compulsively adopted (as ``Shaw,'' ``Ross,'' and in various Arabic guises), while doggedly tracing the sources of this scholarly adventurer's rootlessness, pansexual mood swings, and masochism to a hysterically repressive (and repressed) mother and years of soldiering and espionage during which his true sexual nature emerged and became the center of his being. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODIED CRAVAT by Rosemary Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2002

"In the midst of all the well-researched period detail, Stevens manages to maintain a crisp pace and provide a convincing windup."
A third Regency adventure for George "Beau" Brummell, a legend of the early 19th century (Life on a Silver Tray, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >

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THIRTY HOMES IN THIRTY YEARS by Addy Stevens
Released: April 5, 2012

"The blunt reality of human nature in a cheerful, knowing tone."
Stevens pens her first book, a bold, autobiographical narrative of living in 30 different homes in Texas, Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C. Read full book review >