Search Results: "Tom Saunders"


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I WANT TO GO TO THE MOON by Tom  Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2012

"Sunny, but unlikely to add much to children's knowledge. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The inspiring life of Neil Armstrong, set to music. Read full book review >

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SNOWTIME by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The slight story lacks structure, but the energetically composed paintings of the ducks in the snow are vibrant and amusing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dibble and Dabble, introduced in an eponymously titled book (1990), return in a second simple story. Read full book review >

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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

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FIVE CHILDREN ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Readers familiar with the classic will probably be dissatisfied with this vision of it; readers unfamiliar with it will be mystified. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Six characters from a classic work of light British fantasy are resurrected, then two of them are sent to the trenches of World War I. Read full book review >

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IN PERSUASION NATION by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Many readers will be glad that they don't live in Persuasion Nation, though the most perceptive will recognize that we already do."
Within this series of thematically linked stories, consumerism goes haywire in a country and era somewhat like our own. Read full book review >

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PASTORALIA by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2000

"Being inside the teeming heads of these folks is amusing and enlightening. So accurately are they rendered, in all their flawed glory, that they appear not only perfectly human but familiar."
The freakish, cowed characters filling Saunders's acclaimed debut, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1995), have spawned a new crop of unhappy, scabrously comic campers in these six stories, as the struggle among them to be happy and do the right thing continues. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BOYS by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"London lovers and happy families unite in this satisfying and touching work."
Engaging, witty fare, Saunders's novel of matchmaking gone awry (think modern-day Emma) is smart fiction masquerading as a light summer read. Read full book review >

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BRAVE JACK by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"The simple plot, with language nicely varied in the repeated warnings, makes for a novel and suspenseful way to review some barnyard friends—who are especially welcome as depicted in the splendidly evocative, beautifully crafted art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jack, the lithe brown wild rabbit who hops alertly through Dave Saunders's handsome paintings, has big plans for a feast in the cabbage patch. Read full book review >

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STORM'S COMING by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Like Bambi in miniature; it should enchant any kid who's ever been caught in the rain. (Fiction/Picture book. 1-6)"
As a thunderstorm looms on the horizon, several woodland creatures—two squirrels, a fox, a badger, several rabbits, a mouse, and an owl—scamper for shelter. Read full book review >

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BESWITCHED by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A spoiled, contemporary English schoolgirl travels back in time to 1935, where she must adjust to a different life style, make new friends and complete a mysterious task. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Without hitting readers over the head (as she does with many of her characters), Saunders (The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, 2015, etc.) launches a well-written series with all the hallmarks of a classic British cozy."
Poking into a family matter on behalf of the family in question throws a novice investigator into more of an investigation than she bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Nobody writes quite like Saunders."
A new story collection from the most playful postmodernist since Donald Barthelme, with narratives that can be enjoyed on a number of different levels. Read full book review >