Search Results: "Rick Hautala"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD LANDS by Rick Hautala
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Not, alas, quite ready for prime time. (Supernatural mystery. 12-14)"
When modern 16-year-old Megan McGowan falls to her death from the cliffs at Fort Williams, the spirit of Abby Cummings, who died in a shipwreck off the Maine coast in 1883, awakens to help her. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISIONS 9 by Thomas Tessier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Undistinguished horror: these night visions are, for the most part, grainy and dim."
Introducing this ninth volume of an usually vigorous series, F. Paul Wilson decrees that horror is ``not dead''; the mostly lackluster tales that follow, though, say little for the genre's state of health. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE SHROUD by Rick Hautala
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Murky, but not perky."
First hardcover dark fantasy entry in what looks like a series to be called Wraith: The Oblivion, by the Maine author of 13 horror novels. Read full book review >

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STAR ROAD by Matthew Costello
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"All in all, something for everyone."
Pulp science fiction from Costello (Vacation, 2012, etc.) and recently deceased (1949-2013) Hautala (The Demon's Wife, 2013, etc.), their only collaboration. Read full book review >

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THE OSTRICH AND OTHER LOST THINGS by Beth Hautala
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A reasonably engaging coming-of-age tale that might especially appeal to children in Olivia's situation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Olivia's older brother, Jacob, is autistic. As time passes, the impact of his condition intensifies, threatening to overwhelm her and her parents. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >

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BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

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HOP FROG by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"With a wealth of frog books available to the budding scientist, this is just an additional purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A picture book presents one year in the life of a hypothetical leopard frog, from conception in the spring through hibernation. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >

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A CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE AWESOME KIND
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Cover Story: Airport Thriller
BFF Charm: Double Trouble
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said EXTREME!
Bonus Factors: Aliens, The Apocalypse, Trust No One
Relationship Status: You Shook Me All Night Long

Cover Story: Airport Thriller

There is nothing embarrassing about this cover (which, in the YA genre ...


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