Search Results: "Simon Bartram"


BOOK REVIEW

BOB’S BEST-EVER FRIEND by Simon Bartram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Value added: a glow-in-the-dark poster inside the jacket. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The hardworking, lantern-jawed gent introduced in Man on the Moon (2002) finds doggy (more or less) companionship in this cheerfully oddball sequel. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS WISH by Marcus Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"But the reader must decide if that is happening outdoors, in the snow globe, or in the boy's imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The universal childhood fascination with snow globes is the theme of this Christmas story with minimalist text and a major dose of surrealist art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKIN MOON by Tim Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A standout in a crowded pumpkin field. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Slick production, heavy paper, an oversized (9 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches) format, and a handsome, stylized, 1950s sci-fi film look combine for a simple yet clever celebration of America's favorite autumn holiday. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TOMB by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Lewis is "dead-on" with this collection of "gravely humorous verses." Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAYS by William Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2012

"For a novel so filled with debauchery, it could use a few more real thrills."
After his father's death, Simon Powell moves from sleepy Sibley, Ark., to Los Angeles, where he's pulled into a seedy underworld. Read full book review >

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SIMON & GARFUNKEL by Victoria Kingston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1998

"As throughout, the author's worshipful distance combines with both of her subjects— admirable disdain for airing dirty laundry to produce only the most glancing insights. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
With childlike adoration and prose to match, a British radio host and newspaper columnist has a go at Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's intertwined careers. Read full book review >

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SIMON WIESENTHAL by Hella Pick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"There is no more disturbing memory for the West than that of the genocidal atrocities committed in WW II, and no more disturbing—and decorated—guardian of this memory than the complex man depicted here. (40 illustrations, not seen)"
A full, lucid, and moving biography of the Nazi hunter who became the ``unwelcome conscience'' of post-Holocaust Europe. Read full book review >