Search Results: "Stephan Faris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A dire message delivered in a colloquial, approachable tone."
Freelance journalist Faris takes a globe-spanning look at the effects of climate change, already apparent in our time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF STEPHAN JONES by Bette Greene
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A story with a significant theme, but without the artistic distinction of the author's early books. (Fiction. 14+)"
A noted author (Summer of My German Soldier, 1973) depicts the tragic effects of homophobia, with results that are more polemical than literary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Curse of the Ancient Greeks by Faris Nejad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A sharp, witty, and often moving account of an ancient nation on life support."
A Greek man struggles under the weight of debt, the dissolution of his marriage, and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A loonily intellectual alternative to that wimpy kid. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
If Inspector Clouseau were in grade school, he'd be Timmy Failure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Timmy may not be one of the great children's-book characters, but he has greatness in him. Just like all of us. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
The great children's-book characters can get on your nerves. Eloise is a little spoiled. The Cat in the Hat refuses to listen to anyone else. Timmy Failure would be easy to actually hate. Read full book review >

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PIPER MORGAN JOINS THE CIRCUS by Stephanie Faris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fun and wise little romp under the big top. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A 7-year-old girl goes to live with a traveling circus when her mom gets a job there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2010

"A solid journalistic exposé."
Philadelphia Inquirer journalist Salisbury explores the reprisals against Muslim communities in Philadelphia and beyond since the beginning of the War on Terror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT STOLE MY PANTS by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fans will be satisfied and look expectantly for Book 7. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-11)"
Timmy Failure, world-class detective, is on the case even when on vacation. Read full book review >

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SANITIZED FOR YOUR PROTECTION by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Abundantly illustrated fun for readers who are tired of the Wimpy Kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Detective Timmy Failure is on the case…probably not a good thing for anyone involved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMASAURUS by Stephan Lomp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Like P.D. Eastman's 1960 classic Are You My Mother? for the dino set, though it lacks the facts (and even the dinosaur names!) presented elsewhere, as in Shari Halpern's Dinosaur Parade (2014). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small dinosaur needs help from other dino babies when he slides off his mother's back and can't find her again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Timmy Failure is a classic antihero: Some readers will be drawn to the book because of him; others will be drawn to it in spite of him. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
This is a book about very nice people. None of them is Timmy Failure. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Wittier than the Wimpy Kid and with a movie in the offing, the series can only gain fans. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 7-12)"
Who could ban the world's greatest detective from detecting? In a word: mom. Read full book review >