Search Results: "Tom McGowen"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Still, readers who followed human mage Mulng and his young son Lithim through the earlier books may want to know how it all comes out. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mages from Earth's intelligent races—humans, Alfar, Dragons, etc.—have all foreseen the end of Earth and the slim chance that doom can be averted by working together. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bet they can. (Fiction. 10+)"
Mages Mulng and his son Lithim continue their attempt to band the mages of all races together to defeat the Earthdoom foreseen in The Magical Fellowship (1991). Read full book review >

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THE MAGICAL FELLOWSHIP by Tom McGowen
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

"In this first of a trilogy, McGowen sets up a fine premise; and though neither plot nor characters break new ground, his writing is compact and articulate, while the story flows swiftly. (Fiction. 9+)"
The horror of a seer's vision of earth's destruction brings all its races into cooperation. Read full book review >

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Dear Mom and Dad by Georgia Lee McGowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2012

"A compassionate portrait of self-acceptance and gender identity."
McGowen's debut memoir traces the dual-genderedwriter's gradual realization that two singular souls, George and Georgia, "just happen to coexist" in the same body. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"In the hands of, say, Luc Sante, this tale of the London lowlife would have been gold. As it is, general readers should hold out for the movie."
A tale of two crimes: the first, an endlessly juicy mystery that captivated England in the late 18th century; the second, the tragedy of that fascinating episode being done in by lifeless prose. Read full book review >

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BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >

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1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This clever, appealing concept is sure to be a hit with the very young; with gentle humor and a cartoon-like atmosphere, the expressive pictures beautifully capture the point of view and opinionated stance of a two-year-old who believes he knows exactly what he wants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many ways to say "no," and when Mom says it's time to leave, Baby Noah uses them all. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT CARS by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9)"
"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2002

"A story of dedication whose author merges with the object of his passion as much as any great violinist or cook."
Master bass fisherman, fishing-equipment entrepreneur, and regional TV personality Mann lets fly a homespun, anecdote-rich memoir. Read full book review >

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BLUE VS. YELLOW by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Minor flaws aside, the book presents color blending in an entertaining way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two circles of different colors compete to prove each is the best in the latest from the creator of I Used to Be a Fish (2016). Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN by Tom Hoyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"In a market saturated with tales of danger and heroic teens, this one is best left at the Tube station. (Thriller. 10-12)"
Only one boy has the power to stop a dangerous cult from wreaking havoc in the city of London. Read full book review >