Search Results: "Theo Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW MASK by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It's clear there will be a third installment, which may help to clarify what all the fuss is about…or not. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Newly orphaned, forced to live with an uncle he never knew he had and trying to cope with a strange new ability to hear the past, Leo's suffering more than normal teen angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUND BENDER by Lin Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ultimately, readers will feel this has all been done before. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
A young adolescent boy discovers secret, amazing powers. Read full book review >

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MYSTIC CITY by Theo Lawrence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A gripping Romeo-and-Juliet exploration of deception, espionage, revolution, the greater good and love conquering all—with the aid of magical green lights and a peculiar little locket. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Marriage is a lesson in self-discovery, particularly if your fiancé is the golden son of a rival political family you've been bred to hate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"No deeper than one would expect from tabloid journalism, but just as lively and amusing."
Entertaining memoirs by a reporter who covered some of the biggest trials of the century, as well as many other great events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Solid reading for comparative religions, current events and the clash of civilizations."
An eye-opening look into the abyss: the great yawning gulf that lies between the true believer and the infidel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOXIC HEART by Theo Lawrence
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"An electric, futuristic fantasy with loads of action, heartbreak and one delicious gold-lamé cat suit. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Averting the vindictive intent of a greedy family while longing for the affection of an absent paramour can give a revolutionary girl heartburn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"No ease anywhere, but the text conveys a dreamlike sense of standing outside oneself and observing that keeps things from getting too scary."
An unsettling account of trying to connect with inmates at a Vermont jail through a literature class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KONIN by Theo Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 1995

"This marvelous book revives, just in time, a way of life that, when another generation has passed, will be truly irretrievable. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A stunning recreation of a lost time and placethe Polish shtetl, or village, where Richmond's parents were born, and whose Jewish population was destroyed in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE BABY-O? by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Lively, toe-tapping fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This collection of ten rhymes and songs manages to group some traditional favorites such as Trot Trot to Boston and Hush Little Baby with more modern folk songs like Woodie Guthrie's Jig Along Home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Helpful exercises combined with the memories of one woman's journey down the oftentimes scary and lonely path of the writer."
A woman explores her personal world of writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Not another slick how-to, but a comforting reminder that life goes on after the spouse is gone."
A divorced mother's funny, chatty, revealing take on Splitsville—with just enough anguish and sadness to be utterly believable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF THE NETHERLANDS by Theo van Stegeren
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"Bibliography; maps, b&w photos, charts, and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A somewhat unfocused entry in the ``Portraits of the Nations'' series, this time covering the Netherlands—its people, land, and daily life; history; the economy, government, social system, and leisure activities; problems clouding the future. Read full book review >