Search Results: "Thomas E. Sniegoski"


BOOK REVIEW

LEGACY by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Teenage boys will relate to Lucas as he struggles to live up to larger-than-life expectations, and they will also salute his bravery in the face of danger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sniegoski's plot has all the trappings of a comic book, but it's packaged as a prose novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVAGE by Thomas E. Sniegoski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Think of Hitchcock's The Birds, only more intense and with many more animals. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Three teens are trapped when a hurricane hits their New England island with more than just wind and water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTCAST by Christopher Golden
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Skip it. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Proof positive that a well-imagined setting and a promising premise can't survive amateurish writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY HOOTEN by Thomas E. Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"Featuring full-page illustrations (most not seen), nonstop action, bursts of silliness and the inevitable '1' on the spine, this is tailor-made for fans of Bruce Coville's Magic Shop series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A nerdy lad assumes the mantle of a vanished superhero and discovers that he really does have what it takes in this airy esteem-builder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY HOOTEN by Thomas E. Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"Featuring full-page illustrations (most not seen), nonstop action, bursts of silliness and the inevitable '1' on the spine, this is tailor-made for fans of Bruce Coville's Magic Shop series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A nerdy lad assumes the mantle of a vanished superhero and discovers that he really does have what it takes in this airy esteem-builder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALL TALES by Jeff Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Lushly colored, brilliantly imagined—a must for every Bone fan. (Graphic fiction. 9 & up)"
Bone is arguably one of the most revered graphic-novel series of recent times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E-MAIL by Stephanie D. Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Long, bland stretches alternate with vulgar, hyperexplicit sexual confessions: a cheap, easy, and convincing glimpse of modern American cybersex—for what that may be worth."
Non-initiates to the communications revolution can now enjoy cyber-romance on the printed page—thanks to this epistolary first novel by a North Carolina writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E-I-E-I-O by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Sierra's upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this rhymed caper, Old MacDonald has a house—and a high-maintenance lawn that's ripe for change. Read full book review >