Search Results: "Tor Freeman"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE AND THE EMBARRASSING GIFT by Tor Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"The too-simple resolution and final act of revenge blunt the impact of the story's message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe's gift of matching hats, one pink, one purple, both sporting a heart design, heart tassels and pompoms, and reading "Best Friends" across the front, is pretty embarrassing. But is it worth throwing away a friendship? Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND THE BIG SECRET by Tor Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Though the story is slight, some young listeners may enjoy tracing the path the secret travels, while parents will appreciate the opportunity to talk about friendship and trust. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple story of a secret that slips out. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND ME by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Though she breaks little new ground, Harris attacks a common childhood anxiety with her customary smarts and bracing lack of sentiment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mussed, chewed, torn, stained—no matter what condition this stuffed animal is in, it remains dearly loved. Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND THE BAD MOOD by Tor Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Unfortunately, the realistically petty temper tantrum and unhealthy coping mechanism overshadow the slight humor and seem likely to leave young listeners and their parents even less enchanted with Olive than her friends are. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Olive the (anthropomorphic) orange cat is back—and she's still oblivious to the impact of her actions (Olive and the Big Secret, 2012). Read full book review >

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HOORAY, I’M FIVE TODAY! by Tor Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Simply written, this happy tale sparkles with pure fun that will have readers yearning for their own special day to arrive. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In celebration of her fifth birthday, Dinah's buddy arranges an impromptu, animal-filled fiesta for her. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY PLACES by Judy Hindley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"However, the parts lead one to expect more from the whole. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hindley asks, as others have, "where do you choose for a nap or a snooze—where is your favorite place to sleep?" Read full book review >

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BRAINBOY AND THE DEATHMASTER by Tor Seidler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Long on action and short on characterization and improbable, even for science fiction, this will nevertheless entertain readers who demand a fast pace and a cinematic, hair-raising but happy ending. (Fiction. 3-7)"
Keith Masterly, billionaire software guru, uses his wealth to set up children's shelters equipped with laptops loaded with his own interactive computer games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Ladybird Story by Magus  Tor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An inspiring, empowering chronicle of self-discovery and fearless pride sure to entertain and inform both cisgender and transgender readers."
Pseudonymous Singapore-based author Tor (High Noon, 2015, etc.) charts the coming-of-age of a resilient teenager confronting issues of gender. Read full book review >

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MOONFUL OF LOVE by Magus  Tor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A haunting and poignant meditation on forgiveness, faith, and love."
A man embarks on a journey of repentance and reconciliation in this novel. Read full book review >

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FIRSTBORN by Tor Seidler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A rich tale of the wild that quickens the pulse and fills the heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A magpie who befriends a wolf tells their story. Read full book review >