Search Results: "Norm Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A well-told story, crisp with particulars, of the fundamental engagement of a Western family with the lives of ordinary Indians during a pivotal moment in history."
A son strives to understand his father, an iconoclastic Methodist missionary to India during the '20s and '30s. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF KAZOO by Norm Feuti
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Clever, fast-paced, and altogether great fun. (Graphic adventure. 7-12)"
A king, his daughter, and their royal inventor set out on an epic quest to locate a mysterious tunnel in a faraway mountain. Read full book review >

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TO PROTECT AND SERVE by Norm Stamper
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A vivid, well-written, vitally important book."
Most of the nation's approximately 18,000 police departments receive scathing criticism from one of their own: an author who began as a San Diego beat cop in 1966 and rose to become a police chief in Seattle. Read full book review >

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Norm Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Will try the patience of even the comedian's fans."
Now that pretty much every one of his contemporaries has written a memoir, why not Macdonald? Read full book review >

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MaryQuest by Norm Minor
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sometimes-engaging but unpolished story of love, loyalty, and the bond between sisters."
In Minor's (Until the Gull Returns, 2013) novel, an American woman travels to war-torn Algeria to investigate her journalist twin sister's death. Read full book review >

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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHAUCER’S CANTERBURY TALES by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Readers will want to revisit several of the high—and low—spots before deciding. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Of Williams's string of recast classics, this is the best so far. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR INVENTORS! by Marcia Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"George's skimpier but more analytical So You Want to Be an Inventor (2002), illus by David Small. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Dedicating her newest offering to Leonardo da Vinci, "My special hero of invention," Williams sweeps through the entire history of inventions, from ball ("an unknown Stone Age child, c. 40,000 B.C.") to ball-point (Ladislao Biro, 1938). Read full book review >

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THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"With a proliferation of versions of Homer on the market, add this one to the shelves only where Williams's other comic-strip tellings are popular. (Picture book/folklore. 7-12)"
The highlights of Homer's epics are rendered as a comic book, in a visual and literary style that Williams (Sinbad the Sailor, 1994, etc.) has used before, but here more reminiscent of Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the World than a Classics Illustrated. Read full book review >

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SNACK TIME by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sweet but dull. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little animal babies spend the day at Noah's Park. Read full book review >

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IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE-SCHOOL COOL by Maiya Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Middle schoolers will clamor for a transfer. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Graduates of Wayside School will fit right in at the decidedly unconventional Kaboom Academy. Read full book review >