Search Results: "Shannon Brownlee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A bombshell of a book: must reading for consumers, their political representatives and all those White House contenders."
Journalist Brownlee blames America's sky-high healthcare costs on expensive treatments imposed by doctors on patients all too ready to accept or even demand them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAIT by Nick Brownlee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Journalist Brownlee's debut features extravagantly macabre death sequences, a smattering of Kenyan political and social issues and a detective duo that suggests Bruce Willis paired with Maigret. A sequel is in the works."
Bodies pile up in east Kenya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD AND FIRE by Nick Brownlee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Only those with a taste for overblown carnage are likely to stay to the end."
An evil development company declares war on its adversaries in Kenya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK ON A BIKE by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A 'quackerjack' of a terrific escapade. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Grab your funny bone—Shannon (The Shark God, 2001, etc.) rides again! Read full book review >

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A BAD CASE OF STRIPES by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity—imaginative, vibrant, and at times good and spooky—and his emphatic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Camilla Cream wants to fit in, so she conforms, denying herself the things she craves—lima beans, for example—if the other kids frown upon them. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

The guileless Mr. Merriweather puts a string of lights around his window; when he is mocked by his neighbor, whose own house is covered with lights, Mr. Merriweather adds more decorations and within days has a display that people in three counties come visit. Read full book review >

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DUCK ON A TRACTOR by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of Duck's previous outing will revel in this return to gentle anarchy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this similarly funny sequel to Duck on a Bike (2002), Shannon's adventurous Duck returns to conquer his next riding challenge—a tractor! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A useful, if not original, statement of the centrality of food production to our way of life that could have benefited from a more concise, organized formulation."
An argument that "modern industrial farming amounts to one of the most destructive enterprises on the planet." Read full book review >

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STORMBRINGER by Shannon Delany
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Readers who liked the first novel will enjoy the fleshed-out world; others (especially readers frustrated with Jordan's passivity) should pass. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
Following the events of Weather Witch (2013), Jordan trains to become a Conductor—the human battery of an airship—while her love interest and would-be rescuer falls in with sky pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET THE STORM BREAK by Shannon Messenger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Witty, romantic and filled with personality—after the slow start. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
With Audra off dealing with fallout from revelations in Let the Sky Fall (2013), Vane is stuck by himself figuring out how to be a sylph king on the verge of war. Read full book review >

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EXILE by Shannon Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"However tried and true, the Harry Potter-esque elements and set pieces don't keep this cumbersome coming-of-age tale afloat, much less under way. (Fantasy 10-12)"
Full-blown middle-volume-itis leaves this continuation of the tale of a teenage elf who has been genetically modified for so-far undisclosed purposes dead in the water. Read full book review >

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BARGAINS AND BETRAYALS by Shannon Delany
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"New mysteries—Does the cure work? Why are teenagers exploding?—will keep Jessie's story going for at least one more volume. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
Volume three in the 13 to Life series begins in a mental asylum and ends with an unexpected burst of girl power. Read full book review >