Search Results: "Patrick Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON RUN by Patrick Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A distinctive fantasy with obvious flaws, this still goes down pretty easy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a world ruled by dragons whose minions rank and brand people like cattle, one boy has the ability to change everything. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Ultimately, a fine omnibus treatment of a still-prickly subject, and a valuable contribution to an often turgid debate."
Legalize It: a provocative yet crisply readable and soberly researched examination of the international pro-marijuana scene, originally published in England, but well-suited to clear the smoke of American drug hysteria. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OUTCASTS by L.S. Matthews
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"This uneven but enjoyable magical tale brings its outcast characters together: a magical version of The Breakfast Club in the English countryside. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A class trip brings a collection of misfits into a dangerous magical world. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Andrew Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A good choice for most collections. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 16th-century Japan, Jimmu Shimomura is orphaned when his parents commit ritual suicide to preserve the family honor. Read full book review >

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BONEREAPERS by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"A tepid case that heats up only when Matthews (Bet Your Bones, 2011, etc.) delves into Norse myths."
Freezing to death in Norway. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1997

"Her touch is informed but light—the result is less journalism than infotainment."
A whimsical, informal account of American university life as it now stands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ CLUB by Carole Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calorie-free satisfaction."
Four British women commiserate and conspire over chocolate in the latest from U.K. bestselling author Matthews (Welcome to the Real World, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Matthews covers a lot of ground here, but her extensive sources suggest the derivative nature of her argument. (Twenty-five halftones.)"
Having traced the decline of domestic woman in ``Just a Housewife'' (1987), Matthews (Beatrice Bain Research Group/UC at Berkeley) now explores less-than-successfully the gradual redemption of public woman in America from Colonial times to 1970. Read full book review >