Search Results: "Tobias Druitt"


BOOK REVIEW

CORYDON AND THE FALL OF ATLANTIS by Tobias Druitt
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The author promises one more episode, set at Troy. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Driven by the same agile imagination and lively wit that animated Corydon and the Island of Monsters (2006), this sequel sends goat-footed young Corydon off to Atlantis to rescue his friend, the gentle Minotaur. Read full book review >

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CORYDON AND THE ISLAND OF MONSTERS by Tobias Druitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Reading this witty, profoundly sapient take on the old tales will leave readers impatient for the sequels. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Writing under a pseudonym, a mother-and-son team sets out to view the ancient Greek mythological landscape from a reverse angle in this captivating trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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CORYDON & THE SIEGE OF TROY by Tobias Druitt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Established fans of the first two will likely find the conclusion fittingly heroic, but may tire of this mythological fantasy's meandering focus. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final volume in this trilogy based on Greek mythology (Corydon & the Fall of Atlantis, 2007, etc.) successfully wraps up its threads, but weaves them together so slowly that readers may lose interest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF TOBIAS by Jan Mark
adapted by Jan Mark, illustrated by Rachel Merriman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Newcomer Merriman creates sand- colored, unfussy paintings, with eccentric perspectives and idiosyncratic faces and features. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mark (Fun With Mrs. Thumb, 1993, etc.) offers a story from the Apocrypha, a collection of biblical books included in ancient versions of the Old Testament, about a young man who saves his family from destitution with the assistance of an angel. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TOBIAS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"An acquired taste, her ineffably odd books are nevertheless highly accomplished performances."
The most recent (1998) of Germain's highly charged Gothic antiromances set in the French countryside (close kin to her The Book of Nights and Night of Amber) is a quirky retelling of the biblical apocryphal tale of Tobias. Read full book review >

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WRITERS HARVEST 3 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A strong and varied anthology gathered for a worthwhile cause."
The money raised by these Writer's Harvest anthologies, which collect representative work by both new and well-established writers, is donated to the Share Our Strength coalition, devoted to ending hunger, thus allowing writers, in the words of Tobias Wolff, "the chance to put their work at the service of others without any sanctimonious distortions of their voices and interests." Read full book review >

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MONSTER MUNCH by Tobias  Krejtschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bit of geometry and a bit of physiology add up to monstrous fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
What do monsters of various shapes eat? Why, food of various shapes, of course! Read full book review >

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THE BEST LITTLE BOY IN THE WORLD GROWS UP by Andrew Tobias
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Tobias pleads for understanding, maybe a contribution to a good gay-rights cause, and, of course, auto insurance reform (his other constant worry). (Author tour)"
Tobias, premier financial author (The Only Other Investment Guide You'll Ever Need, 1987; My Vast Fortune, 1997, etc.), now turns to autobiography and reveals to the few who don—t already know that he is homosexual. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1994 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"Mostly safe, but with enough danger and excitement to make it worthwhile."
Despite some real snoozers, a solid, generally somber sampling of today's established short story writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1994

"If less intense than his earlier memoir's portrayal of a troubled childhood, this candid work evenly weighs the many costs and few gains of coming of age in a war."
Wolff continues his memoirs in this excellent volume, with his keen prose, dispassionate mordancy, and writer's attention to mood and characters applied to Vietnam's moral absurdity. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN by Tobias Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Hill's grasp of history is more impressive than his hold on his characters."
Ancient and modern Greece meet in this ambitious, slow-paced story of an archaeological dig whose members have a hidden agenda. Read full book review >