Search Results: "Pseudonymous Bosch"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD MAGIC by Pseudonymous Bosch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Clay is Everykid enough ('almost handsome, in a dried-snot-on-his-sleeve sort of way') to keep readers hanging around to see what happens to him next. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Very little is as it seems at a survival camp for "troubled" teens in this trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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WRITE THIS BOOK by Pseudonymous Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Would-be wordsmiths will come away with a marginally useful toolkit and, if not 'hack writing of the highest order' as promised, at least a finished practice piece. (writing tips, self-awards) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Offering "a book written by you that's already published," "Bosch" follows his own title page with a blank alternative one, then goes on to sketch out a fragmentary plotline filled with options to circle and dotted lines to fill in (guaranteeing that any library copy won't stay unmarked for long). Read full book review >

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BAD LUCK by Pseudonymous Bosch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"For readers who like (or at least don't mind) continual authorial asides, a sturdy middle volume. ('backmatter'; map and illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Still struggling to keep up with his wizardly fellow campers, Clay finally discovers his particular talent when the arrival of a large cruise ship touches off a round of assaults and rescues on remote Price Island. Read full book review >

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THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET by Pseudonymous Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The story line is often engaging, but its ubiquitous narrative trope comes across as more annoying than insightful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though less common than their Harry Potter brethren, the Lemony Snicket imitators continue to crop up. Read full book review >

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BIRDCATDOG by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Stylish and inventive and an excellent examination of point of view. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
A serene suburban tableau cleverly describes the separate, exciting adventures of a bird, a cat and a dog, each the hero of its own story. Read full book review >

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FISHFISHFISH by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A peaceful meditation that should delight readers with its multiplicity of composition. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
Fish—big, small and many—visually tell their tales as three underwater adventures converge in a cleverly developed wordless graphic format. Read full book review >

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SHEHEWE by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Fun, adventure, misadventure, dragons, flying fish, and lots of color…maybe there's something for everyone in this thrice-told tale. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
Both literally and figuratively a three-story book, this follow-up to BirdCatDog (2014) and FishFishFish (2015) illustrates the fantasy adventures of a girl (she) and a boy (he), along with the real story of their picnic and playtime together (we).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT FUTURE by Torie  Bosch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A mixed bag studded with insights."
A sober, no-holds-barred view of the world that lies ahead. Read full book review >

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PABLO PINEDA by Albert Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A disappointingly vague tale of achievement in the face of low expectations. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Bosch and Sala relate the accomplishments of Pablo Pineda, a white Spanish boy who became the first European with Down syndrome to graduate from university. Read full book review >