Search Results: "Rusty Fischer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2006

"Quite nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
A seventh-grader is expelled from school for wearing a shirt reading, “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB by Rusty Fischer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Here's hoping the profoundly unkind depiction of vamplit fans (Nora's 'vannabe' readers are bedecked in 'outdated frills' and give themselves names like Countess Cruella) won't insult the very readers who might enjoy the gory vamp silliness. (Horror. 13-17)"
A 17-year-old author of vampire pulp finds herself starring in real-life vampire pulp. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES DON'T SURRENDER by Rusty Fischer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"For readers craving lighter—yet still violent and gory—cannibalistic action with a side of self-discovery. (Horror. 13 & up)"
Life at the supersecret good-zombie headquarters, nicknamed Sentinel City by heroine Maddy, is complicated, unsatisfying and short. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES DON'T FORGIVE by Rusty Fischer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Popcorn fun for the brain-munching set. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The emphasis is on revenge rather than romance for teenage zombies struggling to keep the living part of living dead. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES DON'T CRY by Rusty Fischer
Released: April 1, 2011

"Dedicated zombie fans will want to read this book and may clamor for a sequel. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Madison Emily Swift is a typical high-school junior until a late-night lightning strike turns her into a zombie. Read full book review >

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COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS RUSTY? by Sieb Posthuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The skillful blend of human and canine characteristics in this romp will make for many a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a city populated entirely by dogs of all breeds—pups are in collars, but all adult dogs are in human clothes—one youngster who must have some beagle in him has an adventure when he wanders away from his mother and his two friends at a department store. Read full book review >

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RUSTY PUPPY by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Minor blemishes aside, this puppy tells a waggly tale the reader is happy to follow down the roughest paths."
A woman's plea to find her son's murderer sets the stage for the latest Hap and Leonard mystery. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER'S RUSTY BIKE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A quirky and wonderful journey. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Aylesworth (Wake Up, Little Children, p. 856, etc.) has again teamed up with Hull (his collaborator on The Cat and The Fiddle and More, 1992, etc.) for a wild ride through the country: ``I once rode around America/On my sister's rusty bike./I found some crazy places and/Some folks I think you'll like.'' A visit to Massachusetts yields cats with purple fur, West Virginia features pink pet sheep, Indiana has blue-spotted cows, and Oklahoma has a horse who loves TV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 2, 2004

"Mavens will mourn the dearth of move-by-move analysis, but general readers will savor a marvelous portrait of East against West, with perceived societal superiority as the real prize."
The BBC journalists who honed their skills in amassing minutiae with Wittgenstein's Poker (2001) re-create the furor surrounding a chess match that was also one of the Cold War's most bizarre confrontations. Read full book review >

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RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE by Joseph Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"A children's tale that veers toward the sugary side, but the ups and downs of an anthropomorphic fire engine are sympathetically portrayed."
A once-beloved fire engine regains a town's affection in this picture book for lap readers. Read full book review >

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A Rusty Story by William Felsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A short, light, but messy tale of self-discovery."
Felsher's debut novel tells the story of one man's search for his stolen bike during a chaotic summer of 2010. Read full book review >