Search Results: "Sam Bosma"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY SPORTS by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"Whether sports fans, fantasy enthusiasts, or just comics lovers, readers will be eager for more adventures with this unlikely duo.(Graphic fantasy. 12-18)"
A young wizard apprentice and a brutish tomb raider rebound from a deadly pickup game. Read full book review >

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STAND-OFF by Andrew Smith
Kirkus Star
by Andrew Smith, illustrated by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A brave, wickedly funny novel about grief and finding a way to live with it, with sweetly realistic first sexual experiences. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West, who skipped two grades in school, returns for his senior year at an Oregon boarding school in this follow-up to Winger (2013).Read full book review >

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THE BANDIT OF BARBEL BAY by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fans will be breathing down Bosma's neck for the third. (Graphic fantasy. 12-18)"
Just as its predecessor, Fantasy Sports, Vol. 1, did, this manga-inspired volume features Wiz-Kid, a brown-skinned young female wizard apprentice, and Mug, a barbarous tomb raider. Read full book review >

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SCARE SCAPE by Sam  Fisher
by Sam Fisher, illustrated by Sam Bosma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of spooky fiction and comics will be in a dark and happy place—especially when they learn there's a sequel due in 2014. (Horror. 8-12)"
Wishes can come back to bite you...especially when they're granted. Read full book review >

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JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >

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OTTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"What adventure will Otter have next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter is back, and she knows some "people who aren't as clever as they could be," so it's off to school. Read full book review >

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THINGS TO DO WITH DAD by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With some imagination, even chores can be fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A to-do list sure can be a drag. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE RISING by Sam Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Stuffed with slaughter, sweat and viscera."
Muscular, blood-and-guts sequel to Barone's first novel (Dawn of Empire, 2006) finds the fourth-century BCE Mesopotamian settlement of Akkad besieged by Egyptian marauders. Read full book review >

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FIRMIN by Sam Savage
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2006

"An amusing diversion for bibliophiles and Willard fans; in Savage's debut, a rat's life may be brutish and short, but not necessarily without style."
The autobiography of a rat, born in a bookstore, that learns to read. Read full book review >