Search Results: "Tom Sully"


BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A nice touch at the end comes when another stranded couple appears on the horizon, walking beneath a bright star with their baby, a soft-pedaled reminder of the first Christmas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Ferguson (Poison, 1994, etc.), the story of Scotty and his mother, who are driving across the desert to their Christmas destination when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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THE BARLEYFIELD by Sue Sully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

A chatty first novel, set in 19th-century England and Australia, about a feisty freedom-bent schoolteacher and her loss and recovery of love. Read full book review >

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THE DOVECOTE by Sue Sully
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A hard- working tale, then, though the villainess who disrupts Paradise is too silly to be believed."
Another talky, painstakingly plotted tale of love lost-and- found by the English author of The Barleyfield (1992), etc. Here, a young WW I widow is robbed of love and (almost) sanity by a hawklike patron of an arts community. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY OF MORALITY by Pierre Edens Sully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Awash in peculiar phrasing, but contains plenty of insights for those willing to stay the course."
Debut author Sully's collection of philosophical poetry, letters, and a self-described "mise en scène" for a short play.Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The end is foreboding…all young Jedi rejoice! There will be a sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
A short time ago in a middle school not far away… Read full book review >

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POOP FOUNTAIN! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"He takes up too much space filling in backstory, but the trio's 'adventure' is credibly worked out, engagingly related and, unsurprisingly, likely to be greeted with howls of laughter by second-graders of all ages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"Yeah, it's kind of second-grade, I know, but once the word poop has been said fifty times, the fifty-first time is twice as funny. Try it." Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld's catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN YOURS by Tom Toles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Middle-schoolers, including reluctant readers, will want more fast- paced, attention-grabbing books about Raven Royce and her wacky school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoonist debuts with a hilarious book that is ideal for classroom read-alouds. Read full book review >

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STRANDED ON PLANET STRIPMALL! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Good fun for Marvel fans. (Science fiction. 7-10)"
Origami Yoda's creator kicks off a trilogy for young readers starring two-fifths of the Guardians of the Galaxy. 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 >