Search Results: "Tom Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

FABLES FROM AESOP by Tom Lynch
adapted by Tom Lynch, illustrated by Tom Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Opening and closing with Tanika and Jamal shooting 'Around the World' on a playground in New York (instructions for play appended), Coy and the illustrators give the speed, the physicality and especially the international scope of the game a real slam dunk. (endpaper map) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In the hottest and most cosmic hoops contest since Kevin O'Malley's Mount Olympus Basketball (2003), Coy shifts the court between shots from New York to Perth, to Shanghai, then Istanbul and on around the world. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO FELL OFF THE <i>MAYFLOWER</i>, OR JOHN HOWLAND'S GOOD FORTUNE by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sweeping and grand, this personal take on a familiar story is an engaging success. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 6-14)"
A much-longer-than-typical picture book about the Mayflower's first landing in America and its aftermath, told through the eyes of one of its passengers. Read full book review >

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KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Ultimately, readers will wonder just who they've been getting to know and whether they really know him at all. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A meditation on belonging, choices and denial. Read full book review >

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CASUALTIES OF WAR by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An excellent war saga that will leave readers feeling they have been through something monumental. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Lynch's Vietnam War series concludes with the final narrative of four friends caught in the chaos of war. Read full book review >

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GOLD DUST by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"But maybe, just maybe, Richard is a bit more aware at the end that others have dreams, too. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The versatile author of Gypsy Davey (1994) and the Blue Eyed Son trilogy weaves a subtle, challenging study of star-crossed friendship. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Despite the author's many careful firsthand observations, which intrigue, answer questions, and raise new areas for investigation, this volume is of limited use.(Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
paper 1-55209-334-4 A flawed collection of full-color photographs and half-page descriptions of 26 animals, plants, and phenomena associated with the arctic region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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GYPSY DAVEY by Chris Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"A grim and penetrating look at the cycle of abuse. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slow-witted, 12-year-old Davey lived with his neglectful and sometimes abusive mother, Lois, and his older sister, Joanne, until Joanne moved out at 17 to get married. Read full book review >

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APPARITION & LATE FICTIONS by Thomas Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Compassion, mourning, joy and wit all play roles in this tender, insightful hefting of mortality's mysteries."
Funeral director turned writer Lynch (essays: The Undertaking, 1997) brings a soft-spoken humanity to bear on aspects of life as well as death in his debut fiction collection. Read full book review >

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Relentless by Karen Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2014

"Practically overflowing with supernatural beasts, this diverting story is more action tale than teen romance."
A teenager with healing powers becomes the target of a particularly nasty—and deadly— vampire in this debut supernatural thriller, the first in a series. Read full book review >