Search Results: "Teddy Kristianson"


BOOK REVIEW

M IS FOR MAGIC by Neil Gaiman
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"The variety and pacing makes every transition a surprise, though it's clear that many of the stories were not written with a child reader in mind: These tales are a definite step up in sophistication from Coraline (2002), and will repay older readers handsomely. (Short stories. YA)"
Ten short stories and one poem, some presented here for the first time, allow one of the modern masters of fantasy to strut his stuff, particularly that of the deliciously creepy variety. Read full book review >

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DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A very funny novel when it isn't so sad, and vice versa."
A provocative and bittersweet illumination of celebrity from the perspective of an 11-year-old pop sensation. Read full book review >

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TRASH CAN DAYS by Teddy Steinkellner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Some readers will get whiplash, but any time they're not enjoying the book, all they need to do is flip a few pages. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Good news for readers with short attention spans: Picking up this novel is like reading several books at once. Read full book review >

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TWO ROADS FROM HERE by Teddy Steinkellner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"'Destiny or decision?' The answer may be unknowable, but Steinkellner gives readers something to think about. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Five high school seniors face major choices. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE NEAR by Teddy Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2017

"An affecting set of well-wrought literary tales."
Jones (Well Tended, 2014, etc.) follows the lives of several unmoored Texans in this short story collection.Read full book review >

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LONER by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A startlingly sharp study of not just collegiate culture, but of social forces at large; a novel as absorbing as it is devastating."
A stunning—and profoundly disconcerting—take on the campus novel, Wayne's (The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, 2013, etc.) latest is as dark as it is addictive. Read full book review >

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TRASH CAN NIGHTS by Teddy Steinkellner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Anyone who loved predecessor Trash Can Days (2013) will keep reading to find out what happens next, but other readers may find themselves looking for a story without quite so many mood swings. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Being a teenager—at least in this book—is a lot like having multiple personality disorder. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED BLUES by Teddy Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"The sophomore series installment (As Wrong as Two Left Shoes, not reviewed) is uneven, but shows potential in its textured portrait of a neighborhood and rich cast of supporting characters."
An ex-CIA agent returns to his Harlem roots and solves a murder. Read full book review >

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DEAD BY POPULAR DEMAND by Teddy Hayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Hayes still writes with a heavy hand, but his sophomore effort deepens the evocative portrait of his community and eschews mystery for a stronger p.i. model."
Harlem renaissance man Devil Barnett probes the death of two rising rappers. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S BEST SISTERS by Teddy Jam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Fitzgerald's illustrations are amiable confections that do their best to capture the many layers of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A replica of a log cabin, the prize for answering a question on the back of a cereal box correctly, arrives at Jacob's house; when he lifts off the roof, he sees four sleeping girl dolls. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF FIRE by Teddy Jam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1993

"A fine early chapter book that could also be shared aloud. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-10)"
Awed by the blazing fire Grandfather Howard uses to boil maple sap, the girl narrator asks whether he's ever seen a bigger one, and thus prompts an exciting tale of his youth. Read full book review >