Search Results: "Paul B. Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FORTUNE-TELLER by Paul B. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A predictable but not entirely earnest chase, with a page count that may draw readers wearied or intimidated by the ongoing flood of doorstopper epics. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An evil wizard bent on seizing the clockwork head that holds the secret to all the world's magic takes up the chase again in this middle volume. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHTWORKING by Paul B. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Comfortably predictable fare for younger fans and those who prefer their fantasy charged with standard themes and tropes. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A blacksmith's son becomes a wizard's apprentice in this uncomplicated series opener. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1998

"Because of his openly gay stance, Thompson may have to wait to achieve Foley's success, but Buddy Babylon should keep Kids fans smiling, and impatiently awaiting his next move. (Author tour)"
The purported autobiography of a favorite character of the influential (and now defunct) Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall, by the actor who portrayed him and the troupe's head writer. Read full book review >

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MY DOG IS THE BEST by Laurie Ann Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger children just beginning to understand humor can enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A toddler plays with the family dog, describing their simple activities and extolling the virtues of the pup. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moving and brutal, a poetic remembrance of a tragedy too vast to forget. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
A harrowing poetic evocation of the infamous concentration camp. Read full book review >

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THE DARK GAME by Paul B. Janeczko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, it's a wealth of information in an engaging package that should find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among middle schoolers. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this follow-up to Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing (2004), Janeczko delves further into clandestine matters with an entertaining collection of spy stories that span from the American Revolution through the Cold War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teachers and librarians will love this, too—as a classroom tool and as a way of explaining the art of poetry lucidly. (notes on contributors with thumbnail photos, index of first lines, acknowledgements) (Poetry. 10-15)"
For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing—and not just poetry—one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"First-rate, mature poetry for serious readers. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12+)"
The latest collection from Janeczko (Stardust otel, 1993, etc.) is an exploration of place as the arena for human lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAYERS OF TIME by Paul B. Henze
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2000

"Though it suffers at times from more information than insights, this is a timely study of a country still much in the news."
A comprehensive history of Ethiopia, from a diplomat and former staffer at the National Security Council, that is particularly instructive in covering the last 20 years. Read full book review >

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WORLDS AFIRE by Paul B. Janeczko
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A rich, challenging poetry experience. (Poetry. YA)"
In 29 taut, free-verse poems, Janeczko describes the Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fully indexed. (Poetry. 12+)"
An exceptional 112 American poems on serious themes, written by nearly 90 different poets and assembled by a lauded anthologist and poet (Brickyard Summer, 1989). Read full book review >

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PREPOSTEROUS by Paul B. Janeczko
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Index. (Poetry. 12+)"
By more than 80 authors, including Robert Penn Warren, Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and Herbert Scott, an anthology of recent (70's and 80's) poems plus a few nostalgic looks at long- gone youth, with references to WW II and earlier. Read full book review >