Search Results: "Stephen Hayward"


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GOD by Stephen Hayward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A very mixed bag, with a few gems amid the dreck."
Each of 19 different writers gives us a take on the divine- -with more points of view and tones of voice than in the whole of the Old Testament. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION by Sarah Lefanu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Not completely enthralling, but worth picking up for the four or five good pieces."
An uneven if intermittently distinguished gathering of one essay and 15 stories (all but two original), each related to the theme of the title, from editors LeFanu and Hayward (the anthologies God, 1993, and Colors of a New Day, 1990). Read full book review >

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"Minor stumbles aside, a pleasant and charming story."
Two cousins—Neilly, a down-home country girl, and Jazeen, a feisty Californian—discover time-travel while visiting their grandmother for the summer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Historically minded readers will enjoy the opportunity argument. Non-Reaganites, though, will have trouble with its premises from the outset."
Accept that Ronald Reagan was a genius, and the Great Communicator suddenly finds himself in august company. Read full book review >

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HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"The surprise here is how little all this whimsical metatextual byplay changes the formula of alarums, excursions, red herrings and other tangents beloved of the genre; it just invites the authors to join the eternally bickering sleuths."
Inspired perhaps by those round-robin collaborations published 75 years ago by England's Detection Club, Lutz (The Spellmans Strike Again, 2010, etc.) and Hayward add a new twist: The two collaborators, each responsible for alternating chapters, are in sharp disagreement about how the tale should be told. Read full book review >

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DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH by Mary McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this exceptional debut novel for middle graders, Annie's quest to retrieve a blown-away birds' nest becomes more magical, dangerous and urgent than she ever anticipated. Read full book review >

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THE KING’S CHORUS by Linda Hayward
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"Haughty Kadoodle holding forth in the barnyard, the sun depicted as a golden rooster's head and the multicultural feathered choir that greets the king around the globe, all radiate colorful, quirky appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This amusing, tongue-in-cheek fable stars Kadoodle, a self-centered fowl who believes he is king of the barnyard and the world's only rooster. Read full book review >

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ONE BOY’S WAR by Lynn Huggins-Cooper
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"There is an afterword, but much of it is under the jacket flap. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Riding the steady tide of British "lest we forget" war memorials, this reconstructed version of an actual Tommy's experiences in the trenches pairs a partly epistolary text to Haywood's sketchy, subdued watercolors free of strong emotions, shocking details or, except for a few pale spots in one scene, blood. Read full book review >

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SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

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WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

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MUDKIN by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"While clearly extra care was put into the production of this title, from the metallic highlights on the cover to the brilliantly illustrated mud, the end result is unfortunately drowned in detail. (Picture book. 5-8)"
During a respite from the rain, a young girl heads out to play. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >