Search Results: "Ted Allbeury"


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THE LANTERN NETWORK by Ted Allbeury
Released: March 13, 1989

The investigation of a suicide in present-day London uncovers a story of heroism and betrayal in Nazi-occupied France; by the author of The Judas Factor, Children of the Tender Years, and Shadow of Shadows. Read full book review >

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A TIME WITHOUT SHADOWS by Ted Allbeury
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The latest thriller from the prolific and capable Allbeury (Deep Purple, p. 116) begins with a startling question from a backbencher in Parliament about wartime events long buried and—the government hopes—forgotten. Read full book review >

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SHOW ME A HERO by Ted Allbeury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"This is gentle reading for pensioned cold war soldiers."
Prolific thriller specialist Allbeury (A Time Without Shadows, 1991, etc.) backtracks in a rather nostalgic bit of historic fiction about a loyal communist who spent his life in the US spying for a glorious USSR that never existed. ``Based on truth'' and covering a cold war that has ended, leaving no doubt about the outcome, this is more memoir than thriller. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THE GAME by Ted Allbeury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Literate, intricately plotted, full of believable and appealing characters: Rules of the Game shows the impressive and still-underrated Allbeury (Show Me a Hero, 1994, etc.) at the top of his game."
Superbly crafted thriller set during the Cold War, about which it is now possible to feel nostalgic. Read full book review >

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CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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IDITAROD DREAM by Ted Wood
by Ted Wood, photographed by Ted Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"An attractive volume that captures the thrill of the race and comes with a bonus—Dusty takes first place. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A detailed, carefully written account of a 15-year-old boy's participation in the Junior Iditarod in Alaska, with large, colorful, action-packed photographs of the race. Read full book review >

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TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

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BIG JIMMY’S KUM KAU CHINESE TAKE OUT by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Readers won't just drink in its transporting atmosphere, but will soon be on their way to their nearest Chinese community to taste the very air as well as the food. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a fond salute, Lewin (Red Legs, p. 588, etc.) introduces readers to his favorite Chinese take-out place. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE ME? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inviting exploration of a beautiful biome for budding nature lovers. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Sharp-eyed readers are invited to spot various animals in the Costa Rican rain forest. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Ted Lewin
Kirkus Star
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A satisfying challenge and a fun animal adventure made thrilling by Lewin's characteristically spectacular use of light. (Early reader. 2-6)"
With wide-eyed amazement, a boy observes animals on the African savanna. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

In this rollicking remake of the classic tale, an inventor cobbles together a robot to clean his cluttered workshop, then incautiously leaves the schematics where his new ``apprentice'' can find them. Read full book review >

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RED LEGS by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"A misguided effort that lacks animation in story and art and never finds a voice. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
"War is hell," General William T. Sherman is purported to have said, having been through more than one hellish battle himself. Read full book review >