Search Results: "Vincent Montuclard"


BOOK REVIEW

ODYSSEUS FOR KIDS by Patricia Crété
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2014

"It's so cursory of plotline that even the fates of Penelope's suitors go unmentioned, but it may be a good way to introduce or review the cast and the epic tale's broad outlines. (Requires iOS 6.0 and above.) (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9)"
A young gamer's version of the life and adventures of Odysseus, with digital character cards to collect by taking on "challenges" at each stop along the way. Read full book review >

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WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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I'M SICK OF IT! by Vincent Bourgeau
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 1997

"A charming identity crisis, gratifyingly played out; another temporary malcontent can be found in I'm Sick of It: A Fishy Melodrama (0-8431-7925-2). (Board book. 4-6)"
An artful board-book parable. Read full book review >

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AMADORO by Vincent McConnor
Released: May 1, 1989

A two-steps-behind-the-reader, quasi-psychic mishmash from the ever-predictable McConnor (The Man Who Knew Hammett). Read full book review >

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MENAGERIE by Rachel Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Fans of paranormal fiction and of Vincent's previous work (The Stars Never Rise, 2015, etc.) should enjoy the unusual premise of the novel, but the violence throughout may limit its appeal."
This novel begins a dark and moody new series set among circus freaks and cryptids. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An absorbing and comprehensive study of a sea captain and place largely forgotten by history."
An old seafaring world comes to life in this examination of the coastal trade of the mid-1800s. Read full book review >

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DONBRIDGE by R.D. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"An imaginative, eerie book well suited to fans of folklore and magical realism."
On a snowy winter night, a woman tells her grandchildren magical stories of the town in which she grew up in Vincent's (Donbridge: The Lost Princess of Lenape Valley, 2017, etc.) interconnected collection of novellas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2009

"A short but well-told overview."
Washington Post news editor and features writer Bzdek (Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi, 2007) recasts the brothers' famous story in four acts, as each picks up the torch in the aftermath of tragedy. Read full book review >

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The Divinity Paradox by Vincent Vale
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2013

"An initially interesting, but ultimately exhausting, foray into science versus humanity."
A fanciful sci-fi novel that offers another take on the mad scientist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTTER’S ISLAND by Vincent Panella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"On balance, promising as worthy kin of Mary Renault and Steven Pressfield."
Suetonius says that at age 25, sailing to Rhodes to study rhetoric, Caesar was taken by pirates and held for 40 days, "to his intense annoyance." First-timer Panella gives fictional voice to the episode in a book that deserves its place on the shelves of the historically minded. Read full book review >