Search Results: "Richard Thompson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A crisp analysis of the limits of our civil rights laws and a prescription for how to move beyond them."
A law professor argues against the harmful misuse of our civil-rights laws. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WALKER by Richard Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Discerning readers will question why the treasures did not sound their clicking and clinking during the morning portion of his walk but nevertheless, this is a comfortably scary story that will evoke smiles for those who can imagine their own Night Stalker. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Thompson and Springett's second collaboration (The Follower, not reviewed) follows a similar scenario—scary things following a child through a scary place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Provides welcome perspective on an explosive topic."
A well-considered, nuanced look at "post-racist" America. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HISTORY FRESH SQUEEZED! by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Though the skimpy (and not always accurate: the Emancipation Proclamation did not free 'all slaves') running header timeline s a dispensable feature, on the whole this will make an indispensable, refreshing break from tests and textbooks. (index) (Poetry. 9-11)"
"In fourteen hundred and ninety two, / Columbus did not have a clue." Read full book review >

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WE’LL ALL GO EXPLORING by Maggee Spicer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This addition to the team's other books investigating flying and sailing (We'll All Go Flying, not reviewed, etc.) will entice readers to explore their own environments. (Picture book.3-5)"
Walking through many different types of trees, three hikers discover the creatures that inhabit the various climes and seasons. Read full book review >

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BIG WHEAT by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Another good story from Thompson (Frag Box, 2009, etc.). The plotting is deft, and young Charlie is irresistible."
Somewhere in the wheat-happy Dakotas, a young man on the run from his own demons is stalked by a serial killer. Read full book review >

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FIDDLE GAME by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Over-plotted, but the amiable protagonist and colorful supporting cast provide much compensation in Thompson's promising debut."
A beleaguered bail bondsman, a storied violin and a shaggy dog of a fiddle. Read full book review >

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FRAG BOX by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Well-constructed and deftly character-driven, with a nice little love story for leavening."
Herman Jackson, bail bondsman with a heart of mush (Fiddle Game, 2008), goes the extra mile for an ill-used Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

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SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A weird and wonderful intergalactic tale. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
In a galaxy far, far away, a young girl and her motley crew of friends fight to save her father and the solar system from a destructive fleet of space whales. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >