Search Results: "Tyler Page"


BOOK REVIEW

A MIDTERM NIGHT'S SCHEME by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Don't bother trying to explain it to your friends. Just tell them it's hilarious. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
Fans of the Chicagoland Detective Agency series have a problem. With each book, the plot gets more and more difficult to explain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BARK IN SPACE by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Relax and enjoy,' counsels Bradley. 'It's like a carnival ride.' (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
There are hundreds of stories about talking dogs, but if this graphic novel is any indication, every book would be better with a dog in it. Read full book review >

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THE BIG FLUSH by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Mystery lovers will be perplexed, but fans of the series will line up for the next book, and their grandparents will hope it comes with a vinyl record. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
This mystery should come with sheet music and a dance chart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MALTESE MUMMY by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Good graphic fun. (Graphic mystery. 7-12)"
The Chicagoland Detective Agency returns with another pseudoscientific, near-mystery graphic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOGS by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No story can justify the presence of haiku, but this comic book comes remarkably close. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
It may not sound like a compliment, but the talking dog isn't nearly the oddest thing in this gloriously odd mystery book. Read full book review >

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THE DRAINED BRAINS CAPER by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With the setup accomplished, readers can hope that now the actual mysteries can begin. (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Megan Yamamura is new in Chicagoland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT VIEW by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A misstep in the series but not so egregious as to completely alienate fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
On a camping trip, Cici finds her stubbornness and magic at odds in this third series outing. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE YOUR EYES by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A thoughtful and entertaining mix of fantasy and real-world problems. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Alongside changing friendships and her parents' imminent separation, Cici learns that she is also a hada, or fairy.Read full book review >

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TRUTH IN SIGHT by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A likable protagonist and fantasy elements make this well-trod ground feel fairly fresh. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
A fledgling Latina fairy learns she must use her magic responsibly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S COMPASS by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"And so will be the reader."
Instead of the measured critical commentary typically found here, let's consider this column a mash note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"An invaluable handbook to surviving, thriving, and controlling one's image online."
A comprehensive guide to managing one's Web presence. Read full book review >