Search Results: "Tone Almhjell"


BOOK REVIEW

THORNGHOST by Tone Almhjell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This companion is intriguingly and skillfully told, helping to mitigate the less-than-stellar character development. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An upper-middle-grade story that builds on (but is not a sequel to) the premise of The Twistrose Key (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY BIG CARROT by Satoe  Tone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"There is not enough humor, emotion, action or conflict, nor are there sufficient details for children to notice in the visual narrative, to encourage repeated readings. (Picture book.3-5)"
Decorative design? Yes. Scintillating story? Not so much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"Thoroughly documented and often trenchant insights on how medicine combined with business to effect a moral revolution. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An informative, colorful history that depicts the clash of lawyers, businessmen, doctors, and clergy over the development of artificial birth control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Untangles the variety of complex factors that have shaped Americans' increasing use of tranquilizers amid conflicting attitudes toward them."
Readable, informative account of how cultural, economic and political forces have shaped the way Americans address anxiety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONES by Joe Tone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A suspenseful story as well as a fascinating depiction of the mechanics of money laundering, the largely unfamiliar world of quarter horse racing, and the dynamics of an extended family, the book draws readers into the complexities of life at the border."
A deep dive into the world of the Mexican drug cartels and their unexpected relationship with quarter horse breeding and racing in the southwestern United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO THIS by Satoe  Tone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"Head-scratching storyline aside, it's a beautiful book. Here's hoping Tone will continue to create stunning visual scenery and leave the writing to someone else. (iPad storybook app, 2-6)"
Bad writing sinks this perplexing story about a misfit bird. Read full book review >