Search Results: "Sean Connolly"


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THE BOOK OF PERFECTLY PERILOUS MATH by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"An inviting alternative to utilitarian workbooks, but full of transparent contrivances. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In a labored follow-up to his Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science (2010), Connolly offers 24 hazardous scenarios that require math and logic skills to escape. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A new collection from an old hand at designing intriguing STEM activities that will entertain as well as enlighten. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Memorable disasters inspire modern experiments. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2010

"But overall this is both entertaining and instructive, a welcome follow-up to The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science (2008) and useful for science-fair projects, classroom or recreational group activities and home explorations. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Presented with humor and a bit of ballyhoo, this collection of 50 demonstrations of scientific tools, phenomena and principles includes a description of the history and science behind each topic. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WILDLY SPECTACULAR SPORTS SCIENCE by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Worth the purchase just to learn the most effective angle to skip a stone across a water surface. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Hands-on demonstrations and explanations show how scientific principles apply in the wide world of sports. Read full book review >

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RAVENOUS by MarcyKate Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A fantastical adventure fortified by its flawed heroine. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Greta—one of the girls sold to Belladoma as fodder for the sea monster who threatens monthly floods in Monstrous (2015)—makes a dangerous deal with a witch to save her brother.Read full book review >

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SHADE THOSE LAURELS by Cyril Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"A delightful conceit."
An elegant, hyperliterary thriller by the late English critic and novelist. Read full book review >

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EVERY DEAD THING by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Only the Traveling Man himself disappoints."
Irish journalist Connolly's first novel is an ambitious, grisly, monstrously overextended foray up and down the eastern US—and deep into Hannibal Lecter territory. Read full book review >

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THE GATES by John Connolly
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Any reader who appreciates the imaginative fantasy of Neil Gaiman or the gentle wit of Christopher Moore will find a kindred spirit here."
An 11-year-old boy, his dachshund and an outcast demon must stop hell on Earth. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF IN WINTER by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While it helps to have read previous Parker novels, it's not a prerequisite for enjoying this witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night."
Parker, Connolly's scarred and battered private detective, continues on the trail of his main quarry—The Collector—but swerves to take a job offered by a homeless man in his 12th outing. Read full book review >

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A SONG OF SHADOWS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Connolly infuses his thrillers with enough of the supernatural to please fans of both genres, but it's his sense of humor, timeless characters, and impeccable writing that make his work worth reading."
Nazis, neighbors, and a nasty hit man coalesce around Connolly's iconic character, Charlie Parker, who's recovering from a near-fatal hit. Read full book review >

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IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An intriguing and ambitious fantasy tale."
Connolly, in her debut, delivers a supernatural spin on Jane Eyre set in a gothic, alternate version of the Victorian era, in the aftermath of a war with powerful, forest-dwelling beings called the fey. Read full book review >

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THE INFERNALS by John Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit."
Bestselling thriller writer Connolly continues his change-of-pace saga of an ordinary English boy, his loyal dog and their encounters with demons and dark lords in this devilishly entertaining follow-up to The Gates (2009). Read full book review >