Search Results: "Thomas Mogford"


BOOK REVIEW

SIGN OF THE CROSS by Thomas Mogford
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author overuses changes in tense as a literary device, throwing in the requisite ho-hum evil conspiracy or two, but the cons don't outweigh the pros in this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred novel that will leave readers panting for the next installment."
In the second novel of his series (Shadow of the Rock, 2012), Mogford sets up his unconventional hero for a third volume in the violent world of Gibraltar-based attorney Spike Sanguinetti. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING DOGS by Thomas Mogford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"The first half of Spike's fourth rolls slowly. Once its focus shifts to treating its fully drawn characters as suspects, however, it has the satisfying flavor of a classic whodunit."
A high-powered Gibraltarian lawyer cuts short an idyllic vacation to defend a hapless man accused of a brutal murder. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A sumptuous take on the perspective-broadening notion of simultaneity in an attention-grabbing format. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A round-the-world trip in pictures through each of our planet's 39 time zones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN LIFE OF THE DESERT by Thomas Wiewandt
NATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"This deserves more than regional attention. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 up)"
Striking photographs of Sonoran desert scenery and wildlife illustrate this celebration of an ecosystem, an enlarged and revised version of a 1990 title. Read full book review >