Search Results: "Peter Bull"


BOOK REVIEW

BULL by David Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Irresistible, slick, and sharp (no bull!)—with plenty of bull to dissect. (cast of characters, author's notes) (Verse fiction. 14 & up)"
A saucy, brash retelling of the Greek myth of the Minotaur. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULL RIDER by Suzanne Morgan Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Surprisingly G-rated and accessible. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this Nevada ranching community, riding the bulls is the community sport. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Based on material from the upcoming TV film Africa's Elephant Kingdom, this book follows the birth and life of a baby African elephant, Little Bull, and members of his herd in the national parks in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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EXPLORERS:  REPTILES by Claire Llewellyn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"An OK beginning for children just discovering their individual interests. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Two new entries expand the subject diversity of the Explorers series, marked by their short paragraphs of information, extensive index, labeled pictures and panoramic scenes. Read full book review >

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EXPLORERS: OCEANS AND SEAS by Steven Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fascinating facts and a broad background of information would make these good introductory nonfiction choices, but their flaws limit both their use and appeal. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Together with Dougal Dixon's companion volume that publishes simultaneously, Dinosaurs (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6402-1), this entry in the Explorers series seeks to keep readers' attention with pictures, digital illustrations, short snippets of information and labeled panoramic scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Panowich deftly delves into 'something deeper than bone' between fathers and sons, between the land and its people."
Hillbilly noir goes literary in Panowich's debut, which is part crime fiction and part family saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULL CATCHER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Good as far as it goes, but incomplete. (Fiction. 12+)"
The rise of Neil ``Bull'' Larsen, from fledgling freshman ballplayer to starting catcher on his senior championship team, is captured against a background of adolescent love, sweaty afternoons on the baseball diamond, and nights of summer-camp fun: in other words, a soap opera for pre-teen boys and a fantasy for budding baseball players. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOTS by Chris Oxlade
by Chris Oxlade, illustrated by Peter Bull
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2014

"Substandard nonfiction series fare, aimed at a slightly older audience than the publisher's Kingfisher Young Knowledge entry on the topic (2003) but a clean miss. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
This haphazard jumble of military, domestic, space, toy and industrial robots is unlikely to draw young technophiles for more than a quick once-over. Read full book review >

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EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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STELLA'S BULL by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Arrington's illustrations, despite (at their best) a pointillist's moody and haunting feel, lack the edge to suggest a threat lurking just off the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Depression-era poignancy hovers over this tale of fear and its consequences. Read full book review >