Search Results: "Tim Calkins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An eye-opening book, sometimes shocking in its straightforwardness."
A handbook on the application of defensive strategies to business operations. Read full book review >

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A MURDER AT ROSAMUND'S GATE by Susanna Calkins
Released: April 23, 2013

"Calkin's debut mystery places her unusual detective in a world rich in carefully researched historical detail. Even mystery mavens who winkle out the killer may well enjoy the story anyway."
A Restoration-era chambermaid has ideas far above her station. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"The throngs of felonious mice make this story worth the read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fathers aren't afraid of anything—are they? Read full book review >

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FALCON by Tim Jessell
by Tim Jessell, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"The initial rural setting and avian protagonist may be unfamiliar to some readers, but the author/artist's admiration for the beauty of the natural world and the fascination of imagining another life shine through clearly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorgeous artwork and an unusual subject will likely boost the appeal of this (literal and figurative) flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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THE FURRY-LEGGED TEAPOT by Tim Myers
adapted by Tim Myers, illustrated by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"McGuire's naïve acrylic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals and sweeping Japanese vistas are an amusing accompaniment to this, the second of Myers's well-meant but rather tame tanuki tales. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This retelling of an ages-old Japanese tale relates the woes of a rambunctious young raccoon-dog named Yoshi, a mischievous tanuki shapeshifter. Read full book review >

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THE PINK REFRIGERATOR by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Better yet, patent the spirit and inspiration that flow through Egan's story and give everyone a share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dodsworth isn't exactly a slacker; he just hews closely to the Thoreauvian notion that superfluous wealth can only purchase superfluities. Read full book review >

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A MILE FROM ELLINGTON STATION by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Egan's arch humor and way with allegory couldn't be more finely tuned, even by a sorcerer dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ever-unique Egan (The Blunder of the Rogues, 1999, etc.) is back, and in peachy form, with this comical—believe it—tale of disappointment, mob rule, and rumor mongering. Read full book review >

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THE EXPERIMENTS OF DOCTOR VERMIN by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Like Sylvester, Pearl, Caleb, or, for that matter, Dr. De Soto, Sheldon learns that inner stuff is more important than outer form or size. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Egan (A Mile From Ellington Station, 2001, etc.) ventures onto William Steig territory with an offbeat Halloween tale about a porcine short-order cook discovering the true meaning of courage. Read full book review >

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THE BABE RUTH BALLET SCHOOL by Tim Shortt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Beyond the Ty Cobb and Joe Dugan look-alikes, though, is a breezy story of the staunchness of friendship with all its glories and unintended hurts. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This droll debut by Shortt tells the story of the friendship between baseball's greatest slugger, Babe Ruth, and Issy Archer, the nine-year-old spitball-hurling whiz of the 1923 Yankees. Read full book review >