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

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

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OLLIE'S ODYSSEY by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Velveteen Rabbit and Toy Story meet Phantom of the Opera. For better or worse. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A cloth "teddy rabbit" and his beloved boy rescue one another from a toy clown gone bad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1999

"However barmy, however wishful Hertsgaard's prescriptions, he's got one thing right: when it comes to the environment, we remain the sorcerer's apprentice, and the mess only gets bigger. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Freelance journalist Hertsgaard (A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles, 1995, etc.) circles the earth to gauge the extent of environmental destruction and local peoples' attitude toward it—and, by extension, whether the species will survive the 21st century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A valuable aid in understanding a historical period that continues to resonate. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)
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This exploration of Thomas Paine and his passionate writings in support of liberty provides insight into a turbulent period of change in the United States, England and France. Read full book review >