Search Results: "Robert J. Favole"


BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE by Robert J. Favole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, the author's note is ultimately more interesting than this predictable, didactic effort. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A mysterious agency singles out two teens for a dangerous mission to the past. Read full book review >

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MONDAY REDUX by Robert Favole
Released: June 1, 2003

"An un-preachy story that lands a palpable blow to law enforcement inefficiency and media interference."
Underdog student Rego Poppel finds himself with the opportunity to relive-and therefore change-the day a tragic shooting happened at his high school. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEVILS by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An author's note describes their threatened conditions, providing a starting point to understanding this unique species. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This trio of Tasmanian devils is quite the handful. Read full book review >

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FLEDGLING by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Young children facing or recalling their own first forays into the wide world will follow this one with fascination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young kestrel tries its wings in this roller-coaster ride of a picture book, swooping over (and under!) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOGO by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A map on the endpapers enables the reader to follow the progress of the rescue mission, which they will—breathlessly. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The cover of this long picture book is a showstopper, with the entire spread showing just the face of a snowy dog with intense, pale-blue eyes, along with the single title word and the author's name. Read full book review >

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AKIAK by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Akiak's efforts may not constitute life-and-death drama, but young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From Jack London's Call of the Wild to Gary Paulsen's many tales, the relationship between humans and dogs as they face the harsh northern climes has captivated readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EYES STILL HAVE IT by Robert J. Randisi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1995

"An underedited volume that every fan of the genre will want anyway."
Now that a dozen stories have won the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award, it makes perfect sense to collect them into a single volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCREAMING BUDDHA by Robert J. Bowman
Released: July 22, 1994

"Hard-working, but hard to take."
Again set in San Francisco, the author's second novel (The House of Blue Lights, 1987) is narrated vividly and obscenely by cut-rate con man Jack Squire, who runs an ancient Checker cab for eating money between hustling freebies at conventions and looking for scams unobtrusive enough to keep him on the right side of his parole officer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"Begiebing undoubtedly tried to do too much here, but readers who accept his story's eccentric pacing and unusual texture will be grateful for his efforts."
An American woman's awakening to her vocation as artist and freed spirit is the subject of this impressively researched and detailed, if undramatic, historical by the author of The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin (1991), etc. Begiebing's eponymous heroine and narrator begins her story "in captivity," in 1839, after she's been abducted by Joseph Dudley, the scapegrace son of a wealthy Massachusetts mill-owner who's commissioned the young widow, a gifted "traveling painter," to execute portraits of his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"An illuminating, satisfying read."
What will the world look like in 2020? A former advisor to Bill Clinton presents his intriguing predictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1993

An alum's inept attempt to discredit an unusually inviting target: Adolph Coors Co. Read full book review >