Search Results: "Philip Shenon"


BOOK REVIEW

A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT by Philip Shenon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The reader emerges from this complex narrative feeling that the case is not quite settled, but Shenon has helped us get further than we've been before."
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination comes this startling book, which deepens the case for conspiracy while turning some existing conspiracy theories on their heads. Read full book review >

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BOBBIN DUSTDOBBIN by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

The baleful bit of under-bed dust introduced in Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin (1992) has a daughter; and though her ``Papa Hob'' is now Billy Que's fast friend (they play checkers), Bobbin worries about the old man's broom. Read full book review >

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FIVE BAD BOYS, BILLY QUE, AND THE DUSTDOBBIN by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Shenon's bold, witty illustrations are perfect for this comical, expertly honed story, whose brisk, colorful language begs to be shared aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``The one thing Billy Que had in common with the Dustdobbin who lived under his bed was this: they both hated brooms. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE AND HIS VIOLIN by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful whether or not you've ever attempted to play a stringed instrument. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Valentine's violin teacher says he's doing very well, but the effect of his playing on others is dramatic in a different sense. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER HORSES by Philip Kerr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A worthwhile-enough read for kids particularly interested in history and/or horses. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Kerr, well-known for his best-selling World War II thrillers for adults (A Man Without Breath, 2013, etc.), enters YA territory with a compelling but ultimately flawed tale of saving the last Przewalski's horses from Nazi invaders. Read full book review >

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GOBLINS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A bit overlong and slapdash-feeling, but amiable. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Sundry creatures and an affable aspiring hero stumble and bumble around a magically infused landscape. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER BOOK by Philip Womack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fans of Jenny Nimmo's Charlie Bone series and similar dark-flavored fare will be drawn in. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Womack works familiar fantasy elements into a tale with a distinctly penumbral atmosphere for his debut. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Swashbuckling fare for fans of this original adventure series. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In this rousing sequel to Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2008), "elfling" Sebastian abandons a disastrous career as a court jester and takes to the high seas in search of pirate treasure with Max, his witty talking buffalope, and Cornelius, his pint-sized warrior pal. Read full book review >