Search Results: "P. G. Sturges"


BOOK REVIEW

SHORTCUT MAN by P. G. Sturges
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This freelance vigilante fantasy is the first of a crime series most likely to appeal to movie buffs who wish the punchy dialogue from vintage film noir could be spiced with some serious sex."
The son of legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges debuts with the fast, funny, nostalgia-laden tale of a hero who slices through Gordian knots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD AND PARCHMENT by G P Knight
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2013

"Otherworldly suspense doesn't get much better than this."
This supernatural thriller follows the hunt for both an ancient book and a serial killer obsessed with its secrets. Read full book review >

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ANGEL'S GATE by p.g. sturges
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Sturges (The Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, 2012, etc.) piles on the chuckles, throws in a host of extreme characters and provides readers with nonstop action. And he does so with enough finesse to compensate for the novel's weaknesses."
The Shortcut Man is back once more, and he quickly becomes mired in more than one case of sex, drugs, blackmail and—what else?—murder. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED HEN (MAKES A PIZZA) by Philemon Sturges
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"I will.'(Picture book/folklore. 5-7)"
In the best refashioning of a classic folktale since Eugene Trivizas's Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (1993), Sturges hilariously extends and modernizes the original. Read full book review >

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TRIBULATIONS OF SHORTCUT MAN by P.G. Sturges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Just as funny as Dick's debut (Shortcut Man, 2011), but more consistently plotted in the manner of all your favorite criminal zanies."
A marital swindle plunges Dick Henry, the man who slices through Gordian knots for a living, into a stew of other schemers, lots of them witless, some of them real sharpies, most of them with just as many boundary issues as him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGGERS by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The cats may come out on top this time, but just wait. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Readers of any age who have wondered why dogs sniff each others' rear ends upon meeting may not credit Sturges' rhymed, not-quite-serious explanation, but will be nonetheless entertained by it. Read full book review >

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I LOVE SCHOOL! by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Some readers will complain that this is a classic piece of avoidance, but its sunny disposition can't help making school look fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A soothing, bright-as-noon introduction to school that ought to help chase away any shim-shams that first-timers might be experiencing. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT SOUND, WOOLLY BEAR? by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A solid introduction to a few members of the intriguing world of insects. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
With a caterpillar in the title role and newcomer Paley's collage illustrations, this book inspires inevitable comparisons to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read full book review >

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DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A poetic companion for the likes of Patrick O'Brien's The Great Ships (2001). (Poetry. 8-12)"
Paying tribute to boats and ships—and all who have taken them out onto wide blue waters—Sturges pairs a series of lyric verses to Laroche's carefully detailed, painted-paper collages. Read full book review >

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I LOVE BUGS! by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The volume's large size and Halpern's bold illustrations with thick black outlines and simple designs make this an excellent choice for reading to a school-age group, but younger preschoolers will also enjoy this as an introduction to the world of insects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple, rhyming text and large, clear illustrations will make this thoughtfully designed volume a popular choice for preschool and early-elementary classrooms studying insects. Read full book review >