Search Results: "Oliver Latyk"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW SWEATER by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2012

"A joyful take on a serious lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The clothes make the Huey in Jeffers' picture-book ode to nonconformity. Read full book review >

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STUCK by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"Floyd's stubbornness and the smorgasbord-filled tree remain funny through repeated readings, offering kids the special glee of knowing more than the protagonist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everything but the kitchen sink gets tossed up a tree to help Floyd retrieve his kite—oops, there goes the kitchen sink too! Read full book review >

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THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Heartbreaking, witty and filled with hope, this will perhaps rings most true with children whose parents have recently suffered a loss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a girl, much like any other," curious and full of wonder; able to explore and discover because the man was there. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PAPER CAPER by Oliver Jeffers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sophisticated readers may giggle over the mystery and mock trial, and adults may admire the undeniably hip artwork, but the story's message is a bit convoluted, mixing themes of forgiveness, eco-consciousness and teamwork. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"There was a time in the forest / when everything was not as it should have been." Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Readers who (inexplicably) find David Lawrence's Pickle and Penguin (2004) just too weird may settle in more comfortably with this—slightly—less offbeat friendship tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad finds a penguin on his doorstep and resolutely sets out to return it in this briefly told import. Read full book review >

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VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"This is an uneven read that suffers from grandiose ambitions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters' lives are irrevocably changed by a shared accident. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 2012

"From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena's strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
It's been six months since readers first met 17-year-old Lena Haloway, desperately in love in a world that considers such feelings an infection to be permanently and irrevocably "cured." Read full book review >

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FORETOLD by Jana Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This tale of Hell, hotties and high school should please already-confirmed fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teenage demon trapper Riley Blackthorne just wants to capture demons, regain her soul and go to her high school prom in this overfilled finale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Not for beginners, who will find William Sheehan's The Planet Mars (1996) a better place to start. But for enthusiasts: this will be the Mars book of the year."
English science journalist Morton reconstitutes the Mars myth for the Net generation, showing how our mapping of the Martian landscape has brought into focus the "blotchy but beckoning" planet observed by 19th-century astronomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2013

"Part biography, part travelogue, a perceptive, sad and very personal analysis of the decline of a once-great nation."
An exploration of Russia's demographic decline through the life of a dissident priest. Read full book review >

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Out of the Workplace and Off the Clock by Oliver Gunther
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2011

"Intrepid and occasionally engaging, but lacking cohesion."
Globe-trotting Gunther makes his debut with this slim, fragmented travelogue from a series of far-flung locations. Read full book review >