Search Results: "Tory Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

Jacob and Lace by Tory Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A poignant tale of friendship with realistic and admirable young characters facing some of life's most difficult and complex issues."
A young boy and his sick mother find family and refuge in Idaho. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Joey and the Magic Map by Tory C. Anderson
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Exciting adventure and honest, insightful characterization—a winner."
In this YA novel, a mysterious caretaker, a friendly ghost, and a magic map lead to adventure for a 12-year-boy still grieving his father's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FRIDAY by Tory Hartmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A witty, sensitive story that will satisfy discerning fans of family dramas."
A comic examination of a large Irish family's struggle to maintain their old-fashioned religious and cultural traditions in modern-day California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHIFT by Tory Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Nothing groundbreaking, but a candid and inspiring true story of conquering obesity."
One woman's journey of weight loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"Bound to become a must-have app for tech-savvy birders."
Peterson's Field Guides were made to be taken, quite literally, into the field to help birdwatchers and nature lovers quickly identify specimens that often appear and disappear in a matter of seconds. It remains to be seen whether Appweavers' new iPhone and iPad app of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt classic will improve on the book's utility, but several of the app's features, however, suggest they might. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER TORY PETERSON'S ABC OF BIRDS by Linda Westervelt
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A noted ornithologist contributes some stunning full-color illustrations and photographs to a disappointing book that introduces one bird for almost every letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NERDOM
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Cover Story: Comic Love

BFF Charm: Make it Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Bard Meets Buffy

Bonus Factors: Shakespeare, Diversity, Awesome Grownups

Factor: Pop Culture Overload

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

Cover Story: Comic Love

Purely judging this book by the cover, I’d figure the story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Adventures of Jack and Rugby by Tory Beale
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"An often engaging children's story of a rugged, exhausting day in the mountains with two dog friends."
In the fourth installment in Beale and Messer's (The Adventures of Jack and Rugby: Best Friends, 2011, etc.) children's book series, two dogs embark on a mountainside adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUFUS AT WORK by Tory Taber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"While the antics of this antithesis of Rotten Ralph are true-to-life feline, this switch of a tale is pretty contented, mellow and tame. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no doubt about Rufus being a fat cat but when his pet owner Posy playfully asks, "Rufus you fat cat, what good are you," he describes how hard he works to help her, listing a string of good things, while the illustrations reveal the real story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE PIRATES AND THE MONSTER OF MALSWOMP by Scoular Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The didactic purpose is well-disguised, though, beneath a barrage of silly names and cliffhangers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The food-loving computer and multispecies crew of pirate ship Sleepy Sheep land on planet Pancayke in search of hidden treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE MARKET by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite some specific signage, the setting is generalized enough to stand in for similar markets almost anywhere, and the kaleidoscopic art nicely captures both the venue's characteristic bustle and its rich sensory experience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bright, cut-paper-style illustrations compensate for decidedly patchwork rhyming in this affectionate tribute to Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read full book review >