Search Results: "Watt Key"


BOOK REVIEW

ALABAMA MOON by Watt Key
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Key writes honestly about hunting, trapping and the hardships of survival in this rather unusual coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
All his life, Moon Blake has lived with his reclusive father, Oliver, on a remote tract of land in the woods surviving only on what they trap and grow. Read full book review >

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FOURMILE by Watt Key
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Key (Alabama Moon, 2006, etc.) has crafted another powerful, riveting coming-of-age tale that doesn't stint on violence to advance the action. Read full book review >

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DIRT ROAD HOME by Watt Key
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"A gripping tale of a 14-year-old caught in a justice system that is not about justice at all, Key's sophomore outing will be satisfying to his early admirers even as he plows new territory by focusing on a completely different battle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Although a companion to Alabama Moon (2006) in that it continues the story of one of that book's main characters, this survival tale is by no means dependent on its predecessor. Read full book review >

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HIDEOUT by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"It's man versus nature as well as man versus man in this tale that will have strong appeal to Key's fans and adventure lovers. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Key treads familiar territory in this tale of boys trying to be men, this time in the dangerous swampy bayous of Mississippi. Read full book review >

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TERROR AT BOTTLE CREEK by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fare to satisfy readers captivated by disaster, particularly outdoor enthusiasts, but less satisfying to aspiring feminists. (Adventure. 9-13)"
When a hurricane strikes the Alabama coastal swamps, it takes real expertise to survive. Read full book review >

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SCAREDY SQUIRREL GOES CAMPING by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Welcome back, Scaredy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The world's most timorous rodent returns for another nonadventure. Read full book review >

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BUG IN A VACUUM by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Another funny, visually rollicking work from the creator of Chester (2007) and Scaredy Squirrel (2006). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug flies indoors, is sucked into a vacuum, and experiences the five stages of grief while entrapped. Read full book review >

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SCAREDY SQUIRREL PREPARES FOR HALLOWEEN by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Although fans of Scaredy's hypercontrolled world will eagerly devour each page, this may not be the best title to introduce a child to the series; start them with one of his stories instead. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Popular Scaredy Squirrel sports fangs as he beams from the cover of this "Safety Guide for Scaredies." Read full book review >

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CHESTER’S BACK! by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Aspiring author Chester, a chubby calico cat, is back for another metatextual tussle after the events of his 2007 debut, Chester. Read full book review >

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SCAREDY SQUIRREL AT THE BEACH by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"If said formula threatens to become stale with overuse, Scaredy's anxieties and his ridiculous solutions remain fresh enough to delight with this salty offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Scaredy Squirrel's come a long way since he plunged out of his nut tree in his 2006 self-titled debut. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTINE by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Watt's illustrations, in acrylic and pencil crayons, far outclass her serviceable prose; still, this is a little treasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A love of art eases the anxiety of a young penguin moving from the South to the North Pole. Read full book review >