Search Results: "Steve Cotler"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEESIE MACK IS RUNNING LIKE CRAZY! by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Cheesie announces Volume 4 with a tantalizing list of what to expect, so the fun's not over yet. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Middle school has Cheesie Mack on the run. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS COOL IN A DUEL by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"The promise of volume three on the way will have readers cheering. Wind-WHOOP! (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can Cheesie Mack keep his cool and survive a summer in the Big Guys' cabin? Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2011

"No art was seen, but the final book will have many fun illustrations (according to Cheesie) from Time Warp Trio illustrator McCauley. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ronald "Cheesie" Mack and his best friend, Georgie, are about to graduate fifth grade and embark on the best summer ever, which will include, but not be limited to, making points in a private battle against Cheesie's evil older sister June, hanging out in their treehouse and, most importantly, summer camp in Maine. Read full book review >

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ARTIST'S PROOF by Gordon Cotler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1997

"Bright, lightweight fare from a writer who can do much better (Prime Candidate, 1996, etc.)."
Sid Shale, the hero of Cotler's new series, thinks he can find a peaceful retreat from his NYPD berth by retiring to Long Island to paint. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING SCRIPT by Gordon Cotler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 1992

"And, yes, there's a zinger kept for the end, too."
When troublemaking Nicholas Stavros, who claims veteran TV writer Mike Saldinger plagiarized his script for the chancy new crime series Corrigan's Way, is killed, Mike's problems rapidly go from bad to worse—especially since his alibi, a California roller-bunny he knows only as Jenny, vanishes before he can introduce her to the police. Read full book review >

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PRIME CANDIDATE by Gordon Cotler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"Cotler (Shooting Script, 1992, etc.) delivers both a savory satire of familiar New York politicos and as neatly turned a whodunit as you'll find this season, with every detail perfectly judged to lead up to the last hurrah."
Jock Caprisi, who's recently climbed out of the gutter of tabloid journalism to advise venerable New York Senator Morton Beaufoy on his reelection campaign, expects dirty tricks from Beaufoy's sleazy opponent, Congressman Herbert Turnbull, and his unprincipled campaign manager, Poppy Hancock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEROKEE BAT AND THE GOAT GUYS by Francesca Lia Block
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Not to be missed. (Fiction. YA)"
Block's third visit to the pop L.A. world focuses on Weetzie Bat's teenage daughter and her lifelong friends Raphael, Witch Baby, and Angel Juan, who start a rock band (the ``Goat Guys'') while their parents are in South America making a film, leaving the kids in care of Native-American friend Coyote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST AT THE LOOM by T. Zachary Cotler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A beautiful, disturbing portrait of an artist."
Poet Cotler's (Sonnets to the Humans, 2012, etc.) affecting, lyric novel is a long letter from writer Rider Sonnenreich to his sister Leya, its subject nothing less than the mind of an artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >