Search Results: "Steven Savile"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNFAIL by Steven Savile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A hip style exercise that should satisfy his followers, the prolific Savile's latest apocalyptic thriller is too thinly drawn to make many new fans."
Poor New York: the power is out, the sun is failing, birds are dropping from the sky, and dogs are running wild. And then there are those mysterious terrorists who have targeted Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Devoted to a good cause, with more hits than misses."
Anthology of speculative fiction, with proceeds going to Save the Children's Tsunami Relief Fund. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Will likely appeal to only the most devoted fantasy fans."
An occasionally compelling but generally uncontrolled bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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PARALLEL LINES by Steven Savile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A potentially wonderful and ingenious idea that gets all gummed up in the execution."
A dying man stages a bank robbery in order to provide for his handicapped son in this intricately plotted heist story. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"A stock situation, right up to the enormous egg that arrives for Louis' next birthday—but Kellogg's zesty embellishments propel it along."
Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS WITCH by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Worthy, but the parts are better than the whole. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Gloria is an oddball at Madame Pestilence's Academy for Young Goblins and Witches: Her spells don't work, and she keeps smiling, even while eating cockroach casserole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA by Steven Guarnaccia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Chic and sophisticated, a delectable homage to fashion. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
A crisp, modern take on the oft-told tale: deliciously subversive and visually captivating. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >