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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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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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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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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THE DINOSAURS MEET DR. CLOCK by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Though only time will tell, Dr. Clock seems ready to rock on with more adventures in his time-travel machine. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Time-travel, dinosaurs, and a scientist-inventor add up to a simple but satisfying equation in this mid-level easy reader. Dr. Clock travels in his time machine to the era of the dinosaurs, where he meets two plant-eating pachycephalosauri (cleverly introduced in the text with phonetic pronunciation of their tongue-twisting title). Read full book review >

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TUCK’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Martha Weston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Slapstick comedy on scale for pint-sized readers, fans will rejoice in this follow-up tale featuring the zany antics of this inimitable piglet pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weston's piggy siblings, Tuck and Bunny (Tuck in the Pool, 1995), finally return for a humorous Halloween escapade. Read full book review >

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BEA'S 4 BEARS by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A satisfying story that is also a winning introduction to counting- -appropriate Arabic numerals and their equivalents in dots appear unobtrusively in the colored margins of each page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Off for a picnic, Bea leaves one of her four toy bears with her dog; then another needs a bath to get the peanut butter off his nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN by Carol Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sprinkled with exclamation points, pronounced Italian words ('piazza (Pee Ot Za)' etc) and small drawings, Melanie's journal will tease fans of the Eloise sequels and like travelogues into further armchair adventuring. (Fiction. 9-11)"
This teen gossip columnist's fiction debut floats like a bubble in the breeze, despite plenty of traumatic events and sibling conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Go, go, go girl. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The subtitle and cover set the tone, writing style, and scene for this breezy, fun, lighthearted read that quite naturally folds in contemporary issues of breast cancer fears and the meaning of intolerance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN by Mark Weston
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"The appended list of Pakistani books, films, and videos is fleetingly brief, but that's a minor flaw in a solid, wide-ranging survey. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This entry in a wonderfully useful series focuses on the second modern nation founded as a religious homeland, which is also the first Muslim country with an admitted nuclear capability. Read full book review >