Search Results: "Walter Sorrells"


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CLUB DREAD by Walter Sorrells
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"For fans and thrill seekers. (Fiction. YA)"
Music, murder, car chases and a secret society get blended together as this thriller series continues. Read full book review >

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ERRATUM by Walter Sorrells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

This careening fantasy admixes two outsider seventh-graders, a mutable book, theoretical physics, renascent magic, battles of will and destiny's role—plotted elaborately enough to make the drowsiest Potterite awaken. Read full book review >

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WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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FIRST SHOT by Walter Sorrells
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Exciting but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
David Crandall thinks his father murdered his mother in this taut but rather trite boarding-school thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT ROOM by Walter Sorrells
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"This one's a thriller that really thrills. (Fiction. YA)"
With a plot that mirrors April Henry's rather shallow Shock Point (February 2006), Sorrells delivers a more convincing portrait of a teen victimized by a new stepfather and placed in a school that is a virtual prison, complete with torture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2008

"Able tribute to a boundary-smashing activist."
Compact, insightful biography seeks to restore the historical importance of the energetic, light-skinned NAACP secretary whose leadership laid the groundwork for the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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WALTER WAS WORRIED by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here; children may enjoy spelling out the face-words or discussing how they feel in different climatic scenarios, from puzzling fog to shocking lightning to frightening thunder. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"'Real life ain't an Agatha Christie novel,' Miles sagely tells Charley after the final bell. And this case, which saves all its surprises and reversals for the very last minute, is more like a well-known Christie short story, first published in, say, 1949."
Legal eagle Coughlin (The Judgment, 1997, etc.) has been dead nearly ten years, but his best-loved creation, alcoholic defense attorney Charley Sloan, lives on courtesy of Sorrells (Power of Attorney, not reviewed, etc.) in this undernourished courtroom drama. Read full book review >

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WALTER WINCHELL by Michael Herr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1990

"Sumptuous entertainment."
A movie novel of tremendous sweep and detail, zapping us with the America of the Thirties and Forties as seen through the eyes of gossip-monger Walter Winchell. Read full book review >

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WALTER LIPPMANN by Craufurd D. Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Opening up new perspectives on past political debates, Goodwin delivers a finely limned portrait of a man whose career was based on standards and purposes that seem to have largely disappeared from public life."
An insightful biography of esteemed journalist and philosopher Walter Lippmann (1889-1974). Read full book review >

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WALTER FALLS by Steven Gillis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Forced events and a lackluster cast undermine an otherwise entertaining first novel."
Sins of the father visit the son in paranoia, hubris, violence and corruption. Read full book review >

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FINDING WALTER by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not only a humorous, thoughtful adventure, the story is a smart allegory that, like Sylvia Cassedy's Behind the Attic Wall (1983), has the makings of a classic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For readers who ever felt that dolls had thoughts and feelings comes a funny, touching fantasy from Turner (Mississippi Mud, p. 728, etc.). Read full book review >