Search Results: "Paul Feig"


BOOK REVIEW

IGNATIUS MACFARLAND by Paul Feig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This blend of fantasy and science fiction will please male fans of either genre (much gross humor), who will start asking for a sequel even as the cover closes. (Science fiction/fantasy. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Iggy MacFarland (Piggy MacFartland to his nemesis Frank Gutenkunitz) wants nothing more than to be kidnapped by aliens and whisked away from his boring, bully-filled life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A zippy reminder of what we've all thankfully escaped."
The creator of the short-lived but highly praised TV series Freaks and Geeks takes us on an enjoyable tour through some of the more vivid scenes of tortured 1970s adolescence in the American suburban landscape. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MO'S MONSTER by Paul Beavis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Effervescent, in an entirely understated sort of way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The unflappable Mrs. Mo tames a rude monster with some patient mentoring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD DOG FLASH by Ruth Paul
by Ruth Paul, illustrated by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This No, David! with a canine protagonist should appeal to a broad audience, whether dog lovers or not. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A humorous story about a lovable, troublemaking puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZARA’S HATS by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Zara's story will be a perfect fit for hat-themed story hours. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For his first effort at creating the story as well as the illustrations, Meisel (Energy Makes Things Happen, Jan. 2003, etc.) pays homage to his family history by using the names and occupation of his own great-grandparents and grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS TRUCK by Paul Collicutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2004

"Still, an avid fan of trucks and Collicutt's other works (This Train, This Plane) will have much here to happily pore over. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A visual tour of working machines, the text doesn't name the trucks, but rather delivers hints such as the vehicles job or size. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sturdy enough for small hands and short enough for repeated bedtime readings. (Board book. 1-4)"
Animals enter one by one to join the parade as they march, jump, and creep their way across the pages of this sturdy board book. Read full book review >

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LOVE FLUTE by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble, illustrated by Paul Goble
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Another excellent contribution from this fine storyteller. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
Explaining in a lengthy, meticulous note that there are several sacred stories about the origins of the flutes used in the courtship rituals of Plains Indiana, Goble bases his version on a Santee Dakota myth. Read full book review >