Search Results: "Scott Gustafson"


BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE by Scott Gustafson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An inventive if not quite convincing introduction to the master of the macabre. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Accused of having stuffed a cat and a rooster into his pillowcase and hung it on a neighbor's weathervane, young Eddie Poe has only 24 hours to find the actual culprit before being thrashed by his adoptive father. Read full book review >

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CLASSIC STORYBOOK FABLES by Scott Gustafson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The art may draw more attention than the stories, but it's agreeable fare for sharing on a lap. (source note) (Illustrated folk tales. 5-7)"
Eight familiar tales decked out in sumptuous visual finery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2009

"Well-crafted and thought-provoking."
Intriguing examination of the life-and-death difference between morality and ethics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A perfect gift for a family that reads aloud. (Fiction. 5+)"
An unusually large, attractive, unabridged edition with dozens of full-page illustrations and smaller vignettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Recommended for an informed, general audience intrigued by but perhaps just beginning to explore sustainability."
Amid numerous stories about the industrial-food complex and its pitfalls, freelance writer and change.org blogger Gustafson seeks examples of what "a better food system" would resemble, traveling across America to find alternatives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRISONERS OF FLIGHT by Sid Gustafson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"An excruciatingly interior story: plot and activity quickly fade in the face of remembrance, regret, and recrimination in a carefully worked-out narrative that becomes suffocating after a while."
A lugubrious debut about the unhappy fate of four people stranded for the winter in a cabin in backwoods Montana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A useful, readable primer in a specialized but strategically important corner of geopolitics."
Peak oil's not just a capitalist conspiracy, and Vladimir Putin is vexed and peeved. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF! by Dana Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2011

"A quick (the read-aloud section clocks in at just under two minutes) but, overall, satisfying read. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A simple, rhyming text provides readers a glimpse of a confident little girl's routine at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREATHE by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
A very young white whale swims into the wider world of the arctic seas, celebrating first adventures of the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONSTER! by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Completely non-threatening monster and birthday fun—perfect for sharing one-on-one, this could also be a crowd-pleaser with a little practice at giving the monsters the voices you know they must have. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ben, a cartoon three-horned devil, is throwing a surprise party for his friend Doris, a green dragon in a purple dress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIGN OF THE BLACK ROCK by Scott Chantler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers should start with the first volume to get the characters' back stories, but here's an animated, breathlessly paced adventure that's just hitting its stride. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
A heavy thunderstorm brings a motley trio of fugitive ex-circus performers, their armored pursuers and a band of smugglers together under the roof of a greedy innkeeper in this never-a-dull-moment sequel to Tower of Treasure (2010). Read full book review >