Search Results: "Philip Webb"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY by Philip Webb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"For Western aficionados who don't mind alien outlaws in their shoot'em-ups. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In a bizarre post-apocalyptic future, Megan Bridgwater's world is defined by Western garb, gab and clichés. Read full book review >

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SIX DAYS by Philip Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Even if events don't always quite hold together, it's such a racketing good time it doesn't matter. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
In this crackerjack adventure, a pair of Cockney trash-pickers and their spaceman friend seek a MacGuffin in the ruins of post-apocalyptic London. Read full book review >

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TANKA TANKA SKUNK! by Steve Webb
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The amusing animal expressions, bright palette in summery shades, and hand-lettered text in bold black letters add to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tanka the elephant and Skunka the skunk are the stars of this humorous animal-identification story that uses rhythm and rhyme to establish the concept of rhythmic beats. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF LANGUAGES by Mick Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Eurocentric, not to mention overly ambitious—but being able to say some variant of 'Not so hot' in Belarus, Brazil or any point between has to count for something. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
With just a bit of practice children will come away from this quick but sweeping linguistic look-see able to exchange greetings and a "How are you doing?" with anyone (almost) anywhere in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST SOLDIERS by James Webb
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Vividly atmospheric settings steal the show from Webb's meandering story as Condley visits old soldiers from both sides of the conflict, united in their inexplicable love for Vietnam."
The author of Fields of Fire (not reviewed), one of the best Vietnam War novels ever, sends a fictional ex-Marine to contemporary Vietnam to hunt down a murderous deserter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

With the Children by Henry Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"Top marks for its class."
Set in a Harlem grammarschool, Webb's feel-good debut novel rises above its familiar premise: newbie teacher vs. troubled students.Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND THE MEMPHIS MAMBO MURDERS by Peggy Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Every inch as gruelingly cute as Elvis and the Grateful Dead (2009). It's enough to make the most diehard Elvis fans switch to Barry Manilow."
An anthropomorphic reincarnation of Elvis sidelines a murderer. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE AND THE RAIN by Jimmy Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"An insider's view of the star-maker machinery and a treat for Webb's many fans."
All the sweet icing melts down, and some bitterness and tragedy lie exposed in the life of the hit-making songwriter. Read full book review >

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RODIN'S LOVER by Heather Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An entertaining guide that will take readers in and out of the salons and studios of 19th-century Paris and introduce them to one of history's most tragic and unsung rebels."
Beautiful and tortured Camille Claudel wants nothing more than to be one of the greatest sculptors of all time—until she meets Auguste Rodin. Then she wants him, too. Read full book review >