Search Results: "Shawn Thomas Odyssey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICIAN'S TOWER by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Oona's back story has a mystery or two left; sequels will likely follow and hopefully improve. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Can Oona meet the challenges of the Magician's Tower? Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"The interesting and satisfying conclusion to the mystery just doesn't make the long rambling journey worth the trip. (Fantasy/mystery. 9-12)"
Oona would rather solve cases than cast spells, but her decision not to apprentice to her uncle, The Wizard of Dark Street, has disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODYSSEY by Jack McDevitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A low-key, reasonably surprising and involving tale, although not among McDevitt's best."
Another adventure set in the same universe as Chindi (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORDER ODYSSEY by Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A potent cri de coeur for a more compassionate, sane and humane border policy."
An exploration of 2,000 miles of fraught, rugged and deeply contested territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODYSSEY by Gillian Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Next to the exhilarating renditions of Rosemary Sutcliff (The Wanderings of Odysseus, 1996) and Geraldine McCaughrean (Odysseus, 2004), this version makes bland reading, and the contorted art is, at best a poor match. (afterword, maps) (Illustrated classic. 11-13)"
An anemic retelling of the epic is paired to crabbed, ugly illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICKMAN ODYSSEY by Christopher Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"A nifty concept that never really quite leaves the conceptual stage. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
This may be a book that's better on the second reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODYSSEY by Tim Mucci
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A brisk, energetic read. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Classic works are often reimagined as comics, frequently as an attempt to make stodgy old books attractive and palatable to younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEO'S ODYSSEY by Catherine Clément
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A pleasant almanac garnished with enough dialogue and local color to insure its pilgrimage to the shelves where the novels are kept."
ClÇment now does for world religions what Jostein Gaarder did for philosophy in the popular Sophie's World (1994): Pack the basics into an informative, thick brochure, weave a story through the ideas, and offer the result as a novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ODYSSEY by Daniel Mendelsohn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A well-told story that underscores the power of storytelling."
An account of the lessons learned by a son and his father as they study the Greek epic together. Read full book review >