Search Results: "Ted Kosmatka"


BOOK REVIEW

PROPHET OF BONES by Ted Kosmatka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 2013

"Together, they face a series of deadly chases—first with Johansson's henchmen, then with crossbred ape/human monsters. But these events do little to advance a plot whose coherence has long since vanished into the ether."
This archaeological thriller from Kosmatka (The Games, 2012) has a promising opening that winds up as a dead end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLICKER MEN by Ted Kosmatka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Though it loses steam when it covers familiar ground, Kosmatka's novel delivers a number of thrills, along with believable science and ominous themes."
In this science-fiction-laced thriller, a researcher runs afoul of a sinister organization after making an ominous discovery about human consciousness. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT AM I? WHERE AM I? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This latest entry in the I Like to Read series can be paired with Lewin's Look! (2012) as natural history for the very young. (Early reader. 2-6)"
A straightforward guessing game connects iconic animals to their habitats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STABLE by Ted Lewin
Kirkus Star
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Beautiful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As he did in his acclaimed At Gleason's Gym (2007), Lewin conveys the spirit of a Brooklyn institution through sumptuously detailed, luminous watercolors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRUE BEAR by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While not wholly original—the story brings to mind The Velveteen Rabbit, for example—this old-fashioned tale is sweet and charming and will bring enjoyment to many a child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
So far, no teddy bear has captured the heart of a destructive boy named Damian, but stalwart soldier Darcy Brewster of the Bear Force knows he has the right stuffing to be Damian's One True Bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOTH AND CLAW by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Perfect for armchair travelers and animal lovers. (maps, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Is there anywhere in the world that Ted Lewin hasn't visited? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST CITY by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The story ends abruptly, with the discovery of the lost city; a further note describes the subsequent excavation. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Magnificent watercolor landscapes and mystical hooey form the high and low points, respectively, of this tale of archaeologist Hiram Bingham's discovery of the Incan city of Machu Picchu in 1911. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH KING by Ted Sieger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Several gatefold pages extend the landscape format of the volume so that dramatic scenes can be extended even further. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Sieger creates a holiday fable based on the classic tale by Henry Van Dyke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED RIVER by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"A map locating Benares and the Ganges appears on the endpapers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Lewin continues his world travels (Tiger Trek, Amazon Boy, The Reindeer People, 199094) with a trip to the banks of the Ganges in Benares to observe the pilgrimage of the Hindu faithful who bathe in her waters at dawn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >