Search Results: "Sharon Emerson"


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ZEBRAFISH by Sharon Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Cardboard. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Zebrafish, the plucky band of do-gooder musical misfits, returns in a sophomore offering ready for a summer of camp, video games, first jobs and art. Read full book review >

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ZEBRAFISH by Sharon Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"An odd and stultifying mixture of bland and saccharine. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Created by Peter H. Reynolds's media studio, FableVision, this heavy-handed graphic novel depicts a predictably multicultural bunch that starts a band and works despite their differences. Read full book review >

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RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A vigorous celebration of outdoor, imaginative play. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
In this lighthearted sequel to Recess Warriors: Hero Is a Four-Letter Word (2017), recess drama continues. Read full book review >

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CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT by Kevin Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detailed, original and somewhat mysterious nature of Carlos's idiosyncrasies adds a real spark to this now familiar tale of bullying. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Bizarre, friendless Carlos is targeted by a group of classmates in this intriguing novel depicting the planning and execution of a cruel prank, told by the most dubious participant in the plan. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN, A LITERARY LIFE by Everett Emerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful addition to Twain scholarship—one that may inspire many to reread the Inimitable himself."
Mark Twain considered his writing the key feature of his life; this new biography takes him at his word. Read full book review >

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CATFISH CAFE by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"He's much too modest, but his 11th adventure really is lesser work from the accomplished author of Deception Pass (1997)."
Balinda Little, the daughter of Seattle p.i. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Under the boardwalk or up on the roof, this is a marvelous read."
The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Read full book review >

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RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >

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THE FAR DAWN by Kevin Emerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A winning combination of high stakes, sacrifice and heroism. (Science fantasy. 12-18)"
The eventful conclusion to the Atlanteans series. Read full book review >

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THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION by Kevin Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Alien surprise with a side of early-teen angst makes for a decent read. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Two middle schoolers might be Earth's only defense against an alien takeover. Read full book review >

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YELLOW DOG PARTY by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1991

"Though less than top-notch for Emerson, it's still going to give the competition—Parker and Lutz, for example—a few jealous twinges."
Detective Thomas Black, Seattle's answer to Boston's Spenser, finds a laugher of a case: four middle-aged, successful but middling unhappy guys hire him to trace, and then arrange dates with, their dreamgirls (a former high-school cheerleader; a Mariner season ticket-holder; a porn pinup; a former TV newscaster). Read full book review >

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THE PORTLAND LAUGHER by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Emerson's biggest, darkest novel yet, a clangorous three- alarmer that'll leave you wound tighter than Billy Battle."
As Seattle shamus Thomas Black (Yellow Dog Party, 1991, etc.) lies in a coma waiting for his body and memory to start working again, he flashes back to the bizarre case that left him so broken: getting hired, on the recommendation of Thomas's sleazy fellow- professional Snake Slezak, by much-married Roxanne Lake and her young houseguest Jerome Johnson to tail Philip Bacon, who's been following newly freed ex-con Billy Battle, Jerome's foster brother- -who's already being tailed by Snake. Read full book review >