Search Results: "S.F. Said"


BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX by S.F. Said
by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An astrological twist on an age-old story; the echoes of Star Wars, The Golden Compass, and A Wrinkle in Time should win it fans. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
Young Lucky is awakened one night to discover his linens seared by fire after having a dream of flying among the stars—but it was no dream. Read full book review >

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VARJAK PAW by S.F. Said
by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

"Although the suspenseful atmosphere slides rather abruptly into surreal horror at the climax, several dangling plotlines will encourage readers to hope for the return of Varjak and his endearing companions. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A touch of magic realism lends spooky charm to Said's animal fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Spellbinding."
A shocking crime and its aftermath—and the blurred line between guilt and innocence—propel Kelly's (The Burning Air, 2013, etc.) riveting new thriller. Read full book review >

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ENOUGH SAID by Mark Thompson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A pointed, dense exposé á la George Orwell."
A veteran British journalist tracks the disintegration of public discourse along the trajectory of his long career covering politics in England and the United States. Read full book review >

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WHO, SAID SUE, SAID WHOO? by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 21, 1973

"It's fun to spot each newcomer amid the changing foliage too."
Raskin is playing with sounds as well as pictures here and it's not hard to imagine an echoing chorus wherever her cumulative caper is read aloud. Read full book review >

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NUFF SAID by Herbie Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Though more sequels are almost certainly on their way, enuff is enuff for now. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Taking up where Fairy Nuff (p. 801) leaves off, this equally madcap import features the world's most expensive housewarming party, stampeding elephants, a humongous explosion, interspecies romance, and, as they say, much, much more. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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AND THE COW SAID by Katie Cotton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Interactive fun, on a certain elemental level—but there are apps aplenty with more and better noises as well as animation to go along with the audio. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
One uninvited animal guest after another drives a farmer out of his house in this noisy nighttime romp. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Sensitive and tender. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A coming-of-age tale gets to the heart of family dynamics in the face of drastic life changes in the earliest days of the Depression. Read full book review >

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CREAK! SAID THE BED by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The droll cover will have kids reaching for the book, and the cozy, humorous story is guaranteed to invite giggling kids into their parents' beds. (Picture book. 4-7)"
One dark night when Momma and Poppa are snoozing in bed, little Evie, Ivy and Mo, in turn, squeeze into bed with them, and each time the bed says, "CREAK," louder. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN SAID, “CLUCK!” by Judyann Ackerman Grant
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

New readers and new gardeners alike will cluck with pleasure at the adventures of Earl and Pearl. Read full book review >

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TONIGHT I SAID GOODBYE by Michael Koryta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2004

"A gracefully written, straight-ahead detective story with a welcome 11th-hour surprise."
The winner of St. Martin's 2003 Prize for Best First P.I. Novel presents a Cleveland shamus who falls afoul of Russian mobsters—and for his beautiful client Read full book review >