Search Results: "Troy Cummings"


BOOK REVIEW

TROY by Richard Matturro
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Released: June 9, 1989

A detailed retelling of the Trojan War: Matturro's first novel uses legendary history as its basis, but includes character development and political strategy, so that events occur because of human nature rather than the will of the gods. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT (BIG TIME) by Troy Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"A groovy alternative to the traditional nursery song, this not only models problem-solving but how to be a good friend as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh, inventive debut presents an I-think-I-can version of the Eensy Weensy Spider. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes—but not one for the purists."
Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Thoroughly captivating: Gemmell's fully-realized characters and their struggles exert a powerful attraction."
Forget warring Greeks and Trojans: Gemmell's splendidly plotted saga bears little resemblance to Homer, save for a certain coincidence of names. Read full book review >

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E.E. CUMMINGS by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"It would have been made even stronger with fuller contextualization of Cummings's work among his contemporaries; as it is, it represents a solid introduction to one of the early 20th-century's more provocative American poets. (notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. YA)"
A cogent biography weaves life and poetry together for an appreciative look at the unconventional and exacting artist. Read full book review >

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MUDDYMANIA! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite its emphasis on friendship, this muddied story with its awkward puns doesn't become greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A superhero truck? Just what the world needs! Read full book review >

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CARING FOR YOUR LION by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Allow plenty of time to giggle over the details. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Could a lion be the right pet for you? Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TRUCK by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Truck enthusiasts will wheely groove on this story of a truck Superman. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An adventure-loving truck discovers an alter ego when his boss demands a trip through the car wash. Read full book review >

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MORE BEARS! by Kenn Nesbitt
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A welcome addition to preschool and early-elementary storytimes and a surefire hit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Teachers and librarians searching for sophisticated read-alouds will find much to love in this bear-saturated offering, as will parents looking for a change of pace. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD by Tara Lazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"No skating on thin ice here—it's a winner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl in a hood glides into a new version of an old story. Read full book review >