Search Results: "Thomas Tessier"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT VISIONS 9 by Thomas Tessier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Undistinguished horror: these night visions are, for the most part, grainy and dim."
Introducing this ninth volume of an usually vigorous series, F. Paul Wilson decrees that horror is ``not dead''; the mostly lackluster tales that follow, though, say little for the genre's state of health. Read full book review >

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SECRET STRANGERS by Thomas Tessier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1993

"Tessier works hard, piling his pages with lots of emotion, lurid sex, and bloody action; but Heidi's metamorphosis from teen queen to blackmailer to caped avenger is so unlikely as to seem silly, making this, finally, not much more than a dark-hearted Perils of Pauline."
Tessier's shift from occult horror (Phantom, 1982, etc.) to psychosexual suspense (Rapture, 1987, etc.) hasn't brought his fiction much closer to reality—as witnessed by this far-fetched if fast-moving tale about a teenage girl who takes on a murderous child-sex ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOG HEART by Thomas Tessier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1998

"Strong dialogue and a refusal to rely on bizarre occurrences to move the story along lend distinction to what might otherwise be a run-of-the-morgue horror novel."
Easily Tessier's best novel yet (Secret Strangers, 1993, etc.), a restrained account of a girl/woman with a wild talent for seeing into the beyond. 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

THE DOGHOUSE by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thomas's entertaining story and spirited illustrations kick this one right out of the park. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third time continues the charm for Thomas's latest offering featuring her familiar animal buddies (A Birthday for Cow, 2008). Read full book review >

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CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE? by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"In a whopper of a twist, reality and imagination blend so subtly that children will find themselves looking around the room to ascertain for themselves just what's happened. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a series of speech balloons, a buck-toothed ladybug takes readers through a guided visualization of sorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOUDEST ROAR by Thomas Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unimpressive, just like Clovis. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eager to prove that he is the loudest and fiercest animal in the jungle, Clovis, a very young, small tiger, approaches everyone he sees with a loud ROAR! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MUIR by Thomas Locker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though lacking the finishing touches of a booklist, or even sources for the many quotes, this still makes a memorable introduction to a maverick spirit. (selection of quotes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
On the heels of Walking with Henry (2002), Locker profiles another of our country's great nature writers, again including plenty of brief quotations to go with a set of silently eloquent landscape paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF GRAY WOLF by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not actively bad, but lifeless and annoyingly pretentious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Again, Locker has skillfully painted a series of landscapes in the manner of the Hudson River masters, then added some wooden figures plus a contrived story reflecting a social conscience: in this case, a lightly fictionalized account of white men stealing land from Indians who knew how to value it as they found it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >