Search Results: "Sam Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

COMMUNION TOWN by Sam Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A versatile writer struggles to find his voice in this scattershot collection."
This debut by a British writer, touted as a novel, is in fact a collection of 10 linked stories, the link being an imaginary city. What kind of city? One that's fearful and divided against itself. Read full book review >

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I AM OTTER by Sam Garton
Kirkus Star
by Sam Garton, illustrated by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Hysterical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright and hilarious escapade about an otter who, bored while her owner's at work, opens a toast restaurant. 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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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Still, an undeniably cool and quick introduction to an otherwise stuffy classic. (Pop-up/graphic classic. 10-14)"
Graphic storytelling and pop-up technology combine to deliver a fast-paced, flashy rendition of the Jules Verne classic. Read full book review >

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BUSY BUILDERS by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Construction-crazy toddlers and preschoolers will find plenty here to enjoy. (Board book. 2-5)"
An animal construction crew gets busy building a school. Read full book review >

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OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >

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SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A weird and wonderful intergalactic tale. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
In a galaxy far, far away, a young girl and her motley crew of friends fight to save her father and the solar system from a destructive fleet of space whales. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"A broadly appealing mix of the tragic and droll, comforting, disturbing, exotic and universal, with nary a clinker in the bunch. (glossary) (Short stories. 11-13)"
A big but consistently engaging pro bono anthology of authors with direct or indirect Japanese "heritage or experience." Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Homer himself would be agog. (Pop-up classic. 10-13)"
A highlight-reel version of Odysseus' journey home, framed as a graphic novel and plastered with fantastically dramatic pop-ups and other special effects. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >