Search Results: "Warwick Johnson Cadwell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NO. 1 CAR SPOTTER AND THE FIREBIRD by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A delightful immersion in an unfamiliar world for early chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 7-11)"
In four connected short stories set in a tiny African village, No. 1 fulfills his dream of seeing a Pontiac Firebird up close and meeting its professor owner. Read full book review >

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THE NO. 1 CAR SPOTTER by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"First published in England in 2010, this promises another engaging chapter-book series, a treat for lively middle-grade boys. (Fiction. 7-11) "
Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, otherwise known as No. 1, is not only the best car-spotter in his African village, his electric ideas improve village life. Read full book review >

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THE TROJAN HORSE by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A thoughtful, multilayered introduction to this ancient tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Again, Hutton's verbal and visual simplicity will evoke complex responses. Read full book review >

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THE RATIONALIST by Warwick Collins
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Titillating and richly evocative of its time and place: a well-crafted, subtle probe of refined men and women called by their sensuality to rebel against convention—at their peril. (Film rights to Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson)"
Eighteenth-century morals are at issue in this hotblooded tale of sweet reason at odds with fleshly delights: an elegant US debut from British novelist and yacht designer Collins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFICIAL MIRAGE by T. Warwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2013

"Boasts exotic locales and tantalizing hints of an intriguing technological future, but the effect is diminished by a weak, meandering narrative."
In Warwick's futuristic debut thriller, a trader encounters a labyrinthine criminal underworld during his search for his missing lover. Read full book review >

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ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS by Warwick Hutton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As an introduction to Greek myth, the book works at both the elementary and high school level, and is an ideal read-aloud for almost any audience. (Picture book/folklore. 7+)"
In this excellent retelling, the encounter between Odysseus and the one-eyed Polyphemus maintains its timeless appeal. Read full book review >

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PERSEPHONE by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A worthy introduction to an oft-told tale. (Mythology/Picture book. 6-10)"
Once again, Hutton offers a simple but serviceable adaptation and accompanies it with watercolors of unique power and delicacy. Read full book review >

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PERSEUS by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

"An attractive edition of a great mythical adventure. (Mythology/Picture book. 7-10)"
An accomplished illustrator with several biblical and classical retellings to his credit recounts the Greek myth about the hero who, with the gods' help, beheads the terrible Gorgon Medusa, then confronts the evil king who sent him on his dread errand with the head (snaky locks still writhing), thus turning him into stone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A rewarding introduction to the ancient company of hedgehogs."
Environmental writer Warwick draws a humorous bead on the small, brown spiny creature's place in the great scheme of life. Read full book review >

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COMPUTER ONE by Warwick Collins
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A chilling story, but one has to look beyond the talking heads and an Ayn Rand style of pontificating to appreciate it."
Acclaimed for his two recent novels, The Rationalist (1994) and Gents (1997), British writer Collins shows a less subtle side with this publication of an earlier work, a talky apocalyptic tale first published in 1993 in England. Read full book review >

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GENTS by Warwick Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"A deceptively simple tale with an unorthodox setting and near- zero commercial potential, Collins's novel covers considerable social ground in a brief span—and is eminently successful."
Collins, author of The Rationalist (1994), a Booker contender, shows himself once again to be a daring, unconventional, accomplished writer, with a quirky story of the life and times of a London public toilet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER COW by Susan Cooper
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 21, 1983

"Quite lovely, and even stirring, as pictured—for the occasional, dreamier child."
Hutton's grave, spare, muted watercolors—with their soft expanses of Welsh mountain meadows, lake, and sky—nicely suit this grave, measured, quiet tale. Read full book review >