Search Results: "Vernon Loeb"


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GOOD HUNTING by Jack Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Devine's attention to detail translates into a finely delineated memoir of his selective undercover tradecraft."
Veteran CIA covert operative Devine highlights his career foiling trouble from Chile to Afghanistan. The book was co-authored by Houston Chronicle managing editor Loeb (King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"The narrative is difficult to track because of shifting time elements and sporadic sections of battleground details, but Broadwell provides a first-rate education about the modern American military for outsiders."
A semi-authorized biography of Army Gen. David Petraeus, in the context of his Iraq and Afghanistan war commands after 9/11. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2011

"A readable, potentially incendiary account that assumes a certain amount of prior knowledge about Middle East diplomacy, yet is coherent enough for novice readers to follow."
Insights about failed diplomacy in the Middle East by an American agent with a unique perspective. Read full book review >

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JUMP ROPE QUEEN by Karen Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Familiar stuff about growing up: competently crafted, but very much a first book."
Fourteen stories, some of which were published in obscure literary mags, make up this grab-bag debut collection. Read full book review >

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DRAGONBREATH by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Fans will enjoy the spooky outing, newbies should start with earlier volumes for maximum fun. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 5-9)"
Adventure-magnet Danny Dragonbreath and his nebbish sidekick Wendell have no idea what trick-or-treat has in store for them… Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE WERE-WIENER by Ursula Vernon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Stay tuned. (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
School lunch bites—literally—in the third impossibly droll escapade featuring dragonling Danny Dragonbreath and his peace-loving iguana buddy, Wendell. Read full book review >

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RATPUNZEL by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This heroic hamster still brings the fun. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster Princess Harriet returns for an adventure based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel." Read full book review >

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HARRIET THE INVINCIBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-12)"
This new series from Dragonbreath's Vernon puts a wild spin on "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE OF THE IGUANA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"'It's impossible! It's unnatural! It's weird!' exclaims Suki. Readers will echo Danny's response: 'Good enough for me!' (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
Tasked with driving a fearsome Dream Wasp away from Wendell, their nerdy reptilian buddy, Danny Dragonbreath and Suki the salamander crawl into his sleeping brain. Eeeww. Read full book review >

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LAIR OF THE BAT MONSTER by Ursula Vernon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 17, 2011

"Cool!' (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
More charged up than daunted by encounters in previous episodes with vampire squid, ninja frogs and a fearsome were-wiener, irrepressible dragonling Danny charges off into the Mexican jungle to visit Cousin Steve, a feathered lizard and bat scientist. Read full book review >

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DRAGONBREATH by Ursula Vernon
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Danny D's first outing will leave readers in stitches—and on tenterhooks waiting for the next one, which, according to a preview, will feature ninja frogs. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Young everydragon Danny Dragonbreath hasn't quite caught the knack of breathing fire yet, but he sure knows how to have adventures—or at least to inflict them on Wendell, his peace-loving iguana buddy. Read full book review >

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GIANT TROUBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Clever wordplay, wonderful character banter, and stinky humor make this outing another giant success. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet faces a big problem in this "Jack and the Beanstalk" retelling. Read full book review >