Search Results: "Robert Paul Weston"


BOOK REVIEW

GOBBLED BY GHORKS by Robert Paul Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Not exactly a rip-off of Monsters, Inc. but with plenty of shared DNA in the casting and dialogue, it's a yummy romp, served with generous sides of slapstick, satire and self-actualization topped with a dash of creaturely romance. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Conflicts in creaturedom continue as a new attack by the nefarious Ghorks leads to an epic food fight. Also monster dinner-theater cabaret. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Lighthearted flummery, far from routine.
(Comical fantasy. 10-13)"
Like Zorgamazoo (2008),
A novel in rhyme, anything but sedate. Read full book review >

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DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2010

"Weston deftly tucks his fairy-tale tropes into this thought-provoking mystery. (Fantasy/mystery. 11-13)"
In a noir caper with racial overtones, the Big Bad Wolf's son escapes from juvie and uncovers an ugly corporate plot to corner the fairy-dust market. Read full book review >

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BLUES FOR ZOEY by Robert Paul Weston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"A great twist doesn't make a great book. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A workaholic teen makes an unusual friend. Read full book review >

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ZORGAMAZOO by Robert Paul Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Though the language is often a slave to the rhyme, and that rhyme is sometimes a stretch, Snicket fans and reluctant readers not afraid of a peek at verse will likely feel right at home. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Preteen Katrina Katrell has always seen things others don't. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH ZINNY WESTON by Amy Goldman Koss
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"On-target characterizations and the sentiment that friends don't have to be clones put this a cut above most friendship fare. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this fast-paced, entertaining first novel, Ava learns that friendship rises above differing opinions, upbringings, and parents. Read full book review >