Search Results: "Pamela Curtis Swallow"


BOOK REVIEW

IT ONLY LOOKS EASY by Pamela Curtis Swallow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"For light-hearted readers reluctant to truly examine moral conflicts, and wanting fiction that takes place in a safe world, this does the job. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Nothing could be more crucial than the start of seventh grade thinks Kat, but when Cheddar, the family dog is in a life-threatening accident, Kat goes off the rails. Read full book review >

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GROUNDHOG GETS A SAY by Pamela Curtis Swallow
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A wonderful update to your tired old Groundhog Day section, this begs to be performed as reader's theater. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's Feb. 3rd and no one is paying any attention to Groundhog when just yesterday everyone wanted his weather report. Read full book review >

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HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

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MAX HELSING AND THE THIRTEENTH CURSE by Curtis Jobling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A delightful bit of ghoulish escapism. (Horror. 9-13)"
A series opener about a middle school monster hunter. Read full book review >

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MAN OVERBOARD! by Curtis Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A mostly solid old-style adventure. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In a story set during World War II and based on a true event, four teens find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure involving Nazi spies. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE ON DEADMAN’S ISLAND by Curtis Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"Only the quick pacing is up to even Stratemeyer standards. (Mystery. 11-13)"
In this rough-cut, Hardy Boys-style sequel to Death in Kingsport (2007), teen sleuths Neil, Graham and wholesomely libidinous sidekick Crescent repeatedly risk their lives to investigate a mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"Wilkie is a savvy reporter, combining grace with tack-sharpness in this memorable portrait of a slice of the South over the past half-century."
A fluent and fluid memoir of growing up way down south, from Boston Globe reporter Wilkie. Read full book review >

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DISARMED by Gregory Curtis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"Lush, learned, and surpassingly entertaining. (21 illustrations)"
A brisk and brilliant trot through the history of one of the world's most famous pieces of sculpture and through the lives of those who fashioned her, lost her, found her, claimed her, bought her, displayed and otherwise adored her. Read full book review >

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JAMES WHALE by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1998

"While this is not an in-depth, psychologically rich biography, and Curtis's writing tends to be wooden, as an account of Whale's work, it is first-rate. (60 b&w photos)"
A well-crafted, detailed biography of the director of such classics as Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and the 1936 version of Showboat. Read full book review >

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ANDRÉ MALRAUX by Curtis Cate
Released: April 1, 1997

"Cate provides a rich account of both. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A highly readable biography that endeavors to correct, but not erase, the image of Malraux as a heroic, committed activist/intellectual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An informed and informative overviewcomplete with anecdotal detail on the venturesome souls who participatedof the undercover activities that have given America air superiority over friends and foes alike. (35 b&w photos, not seen)"
A top-notch survey of the covert aviation programs conducted by the US military and intelligence agencies since WW II. Read full book review >