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 >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING LIKE HOPE by Shawn Goodman
FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"He delivers a gritty, frank tale that doesn't shrink from the harshness of the setting but that also provides a much-needed redemption for both Shavonne and readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Caught in the juvenile-justice system since eighth grade, 17-year-old Shavonne struggles with her emotions on a daily basis. Read full book review >

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City of Ghosts by Shawn Kobb
Released: July 27, 2015

"A serviceable thriller, but one that's a bit too straightforward to deliver many thrills."
An American in Austria becomes embroiled in an international crime plot in Kobb's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PLAYBOY by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Engrossing profile of unrelenting excess."
Diligently reconstructed life story of a man who readily laughed off lables like "bounder" and "cad" while elevating that of "Latin lover" to both art form and profession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Stoked by the author's boundless, good-natured charm, his story pops with an effervescent sense of humor that never falters."
Think you've got it rough? Hemophiliac Decker contracted hepatitis B at four, was given an HIV-positive diagnosis at 11—and he can still crack a smile. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS by Wallace Shawn
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Well-intentioned and limpidly written, but thin and repetitive—a morsel, not a meal."
Personal and political essays from actor and playwright Shawn (Grasses of a Thousand Colors, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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DAREDEVILS by Shawn Vestal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"This debut novel captures the flailings and flights of hapless dreamers with prose that throbs like the strings of an electric bass playing its sad heart out in a near-desolate landscape."
The 1970s, that most unjustly derided of decades, is evoked with intimate detail in this coming-of-age story set in an American West that is expansive with possibility yet constrained in imagination. Read full book review >