Search Results: "Toby Forward"


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DOUBLEBORN by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Nevertheless, with its gorgeous language and thoughtful themes, this is a book to be savored rather than devoured. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Mirrors and magic collide in this third volume of a lyrical fantasy quartet. Read full book review >

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THE QUAYSIDE CAT by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations combine with the poetic language of the narrative to create a winsome journey. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
A wharf cat gets a taste of life at sea. Read full book review >

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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Anxious first-timers, of both the youngster and grown-up variety, will find Forward's comforting tale vastly reassuring. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Forward offers a unique twist on a familiar theme: the first day of school. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Well, would he? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A teasing similarity to Jon Scieszka's masterpiece, but without its enormous success. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING BACKWARD by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Illustrations unseen. (Fiction 8-12)"
Fanny's Grandpa is dying and her house is filled with the obnoxious relatives who expect to be remembered in his will. Read full book review >

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CORPSING by Toby Litt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Violent, fast, mean, funny, and thoroughly satisfying."
Dinner with his gorgeous ex-girlfriend in an of-the-moment restaurant is made epically memorable for a London screenwriter when an executioner pops in and wipes out the date—and nearly finishes off the writer, who, badly banged-up, carries an understandable grudge. Read full book review >

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WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOUIE TAKES OFF by Toby Morison
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A passable addition to the bird-who-can't-fly-themed literature. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Louie, a small, black bird, is the only one of the chicks in his family who has yet to learn to fly. Read full book review >

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UTAH by Toby Olson
Released: June 3, 1987

"Beneath it all, though, it's fiction lite-style, with precious little that's original or meaningful."
Olson's outlandish novels (Seaview, The Woman Who Escaped from Shame) are, at their best moments, balanced with a risky imagination that can send a reader beyond incredulity and into fascination. Read full book review >

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DEATH OVER EASY by Toby Speed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"Though wholly admirable in its attempt to blend humor and mystery, Speed's debut falls short of its mark due to a failure to craft a sufficiently solid protagonist, and there are too many bells and whistles along the way."
A woman who's avoided danger all her life becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Self-indulgent and only occasionally interesting."
A Dutch-born woman's memoir about how she stumbled into an unexpected career as a globe-trotting photojournalist. Read full book review >