Search Results: "Patrick Rothfuss"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE MAN'S FEAR by Patrick Rothfuss
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"For latter-day D&D fans, a long-awaited moment. For the rest—well, maybe J.K. Rowling will write another book after all."
A walloping sword-and-sorcery fest from Rothfuss, the second volume in a projected trilogy (The Name of the Wind, 2007). Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECTLY MESSED-UP STORY by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A playful, funny and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Here's an existential dilemma: What if you were a character in a book, and sandwich fillings fell onto your page from above? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm and glowy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flock of small, yellow birds sitting in a tree takes flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG TIME by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The illustrations are the greatest strength here; and, like its predecessors, this would be a fine gift or story-time choice. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Jules (aka Shtinky Puddin') finally gets his own picture-book platform to preach his environmentally friendly, endangered-species-loving message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED CAT WHO RAN AWAY AND LEARNED HIS ABC'S (THE HARD WAY) by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Give this book an F, yes, an F: for fun and funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This (mostly) wordless book opens with the titular little red cat running out of his house toward an alligator with open jaws, and a chase begins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Pairing a present-tense text to photorealistic digital paintings, O'Brien invites readers to take an entirely credible journey to Mars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Small listeners will nestle deep under their covers feeling thankful for tender books that make bedtime a pleasure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clement, Jean, and Alan Alexander (a small rabbit, miniature elephant, and a pint-sized bear) enjoy a proper pajama party—complete with chicken dances, funny faces, balloon bounces, midnight snacks, stargazing, and lullabies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Though he characterizes Bligh as a brilliant sailor, it's the Captain's severe lack of people skills that comes through most clearly; still, an adventuresome tale, well told. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-11)"
A specialist in nautical art, O'Brien finds a ready subject for his talents here, pairing dramatic, realistically detailed scenes of sailing ships and small boats tossed on rough waters (or anchored near idyllic Pacific islands) with a lucid account of the Bounty's troubled final voyage, and the amazing 3,600 mile journey that Captain Bligh and a small group of loyal crewmembers were forced to undertake in an open boat after the mutiny. Read full book review >