Search Results: "Thomas Paulson"


BOOK REVIEW

Quiet Desperation by Thomas Paulson
Released: April 6, 2012

"A promising but flawed Grisham-Camus-Sedaris mash-up that struggles to deliver."
A compelling mix—part legal thriller, part chilly moral shocker, with doses of comedy. Read full book review >

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This Too Shall Pass by Thomas Paulson
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A readable, if disjointed, suspense novel."
As a massive asteroid bears down on Earth, amateur astronomer Floyd Dunbar is on his own collision course with a dangerous criminal in Paulson's (Quiet Desperation, 2012) latest novel. Read full book review >

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DEAD UPON A TIME by Elizabeth Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Fairy-tale retellings grow like briar hedges; there's no reason to read this one when so many better efforts exist. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A mishmash of fairy-tale influences and images underlies this debut. Read full book review >

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VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A good idea that needs better delivery. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
This debut introduces readers to Norse mythology, apparently still operating in modern times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1998

"But for the more casual reader, this story awaits a better teller."
An unusual perspective on the grinding routines of the pro golf circuit: A rookie player recalls his road to the PGA Tour and his first years' experience playing with the big boys. 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 >