Search Results: "Ted F. Strahan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BORISOV DILEMMA by Ted F. Strahan

"This abundance of twists, turns and double crosses should satisfy readers eager for some armchair espionage."
Action and plot twists fuel Strahan's debut spy thriller. Read full book review >

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UNDER MY HAT by Jonathan Strahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Readers will find much to enjoy, especially if taken in smaller bites rather than all at once. (about the authors) (Fantasy anthology. 10 & up)"
Eighteen short tales about witches by some of the wickedest names in fantasy make for a rich anthology. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON MARS by Jonathan Strahan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"While some harsh language and difficult themes might restrict the audience, readers who agree with the saw that 'the Golden Age of science fiction is 12' will demand more of every author included. (Science fiction/short stories. 12 & up)"
This exemplary, almost old-fashioned anthology is a welcome relief in a teen fiction market dominated by dystopias, fantasy and paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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THE STARRY RIFT by Jonathan Strahan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Young readers would be better served with full-length books by such practitioners as Kenneth Oppel and Eoin Colfer. (Science fiction/short stories. 12+)"
This compendium of short stories springs from a wonderful premise: Encourage young readers to open up their imaginations to science fiction with tales told by some of the leading writers of the genre. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR by Jonathan Strahan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2012

"Especially valuable for readers who enjoy short stories but have neither the time nor the inclination to seek them out."
A whopping 31 eclectic stories in speculative mode, expertly selected from 2011's large and diverse output. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS WORK by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inviting. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Mechanization is not in sight in this look at how animals still help humans at work and at play. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Young armchair travelers will taste the foods, hear the crowds and long to buy a treasure from the boy at the flea market selling his action figures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Although Lewin has already introduced readers to markets in an earlier effort, he retains the ability to fascinate viewers of all ages with his complex images, authentic representations of people and places from around the globe, and his practiced traveler's eye, which allows him to select a moment in time and capture it with his brush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY GETS THE ZAPPER by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's an even bet whether children or weary parents will yearn more for a remote like this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The TV remote begins changing more than just channels once Baby gets hold of it: one "ZAP!" and all the toys get up and play on their own. Read full book review >

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AMAZON BOY by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"A book whose plea is especially effective because it simply states the facts—and shows the river's beauty. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The author of When the Rivers Go Home (1992) returns to Brazil for a look at the mouth of the Amazon, as seen by a boy whose father takes him from their jungle home to coastal BelÇm as a birthday excursion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARKET! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"What journeys he'll inspire! (Picture book. 5+)"
Lewin (Sacred River, 1995, etc.) expertly plies pen and brush in a rousing invitation to six far-flung marketplaces where vibrant color and lively haggling replace mass production and spurious supermarket specials. Read full book review >