Search Results: "Quentin Dodd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF NEPTUNE by Quentin Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Dodd plays for nothing but laughs, and often gets them with a story that should appeal to plenty of young readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With a strong nod to Daniel Pinkwater, this feather-light sci-fi comedy features a high-school girl kidnapped by aliens for an intergalactic beauty contest on Neptune. Read full book review >

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BEATNIK RUTABAGAS FROM BEYOND THE STARS by Quentin Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Owing as much to Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy as to all B-movie plots and conventions, this will draw chortles from readers who prefer their SF well-larded with surreal silliness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Two high-school freshmen head off both a space war and an invasion of Earth in this freewheeling debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"For a far more compelling dissection of Tarantino and his contemporaries, see Sharon Waxman's excellent Rebels on the Backlot (2005), which offers three vital qualities sorely lacking here: access, context and insight."
Super-uncool biography of the supercool filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUENTIN FENTON HERTER III by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"Not to mention the laughter that readers will shower down upon them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
MacDonald's (No More Nasty, 2001, etc.) dazzling verse, clever as Scheherazade, is a beautiful choreography of words. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN BLAKE'S MAGICAL TALES by John Yeoman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The pictures, full-page color and vignettes in black-and-white wash, are full of spirit and energy, their vivacious line drawing the eye again and again—the stories, however, may not be such a draw. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Quentin Blake's magical, whimsical illustrations are the best raison d'être for this eclectic and unsourced collection of stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUENTIN TARANTINO by Jami Bernard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Perhaps Tarantino will one day merit a biography; it certainly won't be this one. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A premature biography, shallow and uninspired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Murder at San Quentin by Edward George
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2015

"A novel glimpse behind the scenes of an incarceration facility during a radical period in American history."
George (The Bishop's Folly, 2014, etc.) offers a memoir about his time spent working at an infamous California prison. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN AND FLORA by Chip Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2014

"Adds to the literature on the Roosevelts and Whitneys, but the father-son relationship holds more interest than the romance."
This dual biography recounts the lives and doomed courtship of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore, and Flora Payne Whitney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1993

"This debut has some glimmers of promise, but it's an uncomfortable read, despite the happy end. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Alice, 12, has been asked to care for little cousin Amy at Aunt Kate's summer home while her aunt paints. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN BLAKE'S AMAZING ANIMAL STORIES by John Yeoman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Remarkable illustrations, brief retellings and clear morals do not quite make a satisfying collection. (Folk tales. 7-10)"
Fourteen animal tales are presented in the same format as Quentin Blake's Magical Tales (2012), with many of the same strengths and weaknesses. Read full book review >

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BABY AND ME by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)"
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. Read full book review >

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FOXY by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Kids nervous about their own first day may just fall asleep wishing for their own Foxy visitor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young girl's first-day-of-school jitters prompt a nighttime visit from Foxy, whose magical tail causes "school supplies" to appear, fairy-godmother style. Read full book review >