Search Results: "Wendy Townsend"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE IGUANA by Wendy Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Readers with a ferocious love of animals will know they've found a kindred spirit. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Hypersensitive Clarice isn't just vegan—her empathy for animals runs so deep that she becomes physically ill after witnessing their injury. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNDOWN RULE by Wendy Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Unfolding with the implacable clarity of the natural world Louise reveres, the novel proves that a quiet story can be as gripping as the busiest action-packed narrative—and with more staying power. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This spare, lovely novel concerns that moment in childhood, at once universal and utterly lonely, when one is forced to recognize that all life is mortal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIZARD LOVE by Wendy Townsend
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"While readers warm up to Townsend's cold-blooded creatures, they never really warm up to Grace. (Fiction 11-14)"
Grace loved running wild in her grandparent's woods, playing with frogs and marveling at snakes, until she moved to New York City and left childhood behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BALL by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Expect more from this Pac Man-esque hero and his band of friends. (Graphic fantasy. 5-8)"
Mr. Ball's egg-cellent adventure just may leave him cracked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY & ELEPHANT'S WORST FIGHT EVER! by Michael Townsend
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"The heavy-line cartoon illustrations populated by simple, rubber-limbed characters relate the instructive tale with pitch-perfect notes of humor and silliness that never approach the didactic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One evening, Monkey decides to surprise his best friend, Elephant, with a tray of cupcakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIT FEENY by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Lame-tastic! (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Kit Feeny and Arnold are best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING GREEK MYTHS OF WONDER AND BLUNDERS by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Mighty 12: Superheroes of Greek Myth, illustrated by P. Craig Russell (2008). (Graphic mythology. 10-13)"
From the tale of doomed lovers Pyramus and Thisbe to the Labors of Hercules, nine oft-retold myths get an off-the-wall graphic-novel treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSION AT NUREMBERG by Tim Townsend
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"Gerecke's story is only a footnote to 'the trial of the century,' but Townsend thoroughly understands and skillfully handles the rich, potentially explosive material it contains."
In his first book, Townsend, a writer and editor with the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project, examines World War II's most unusual ministry: the pastoring of the architects of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADRIAN MOLE AND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION by Sue Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Laugh-out-loud one-liners ensure that even the uninitiated will enjoy Adrian Mole's journey through Townsend's cruel, comic world."
Loveable loser Adrian Mole turns 35 in the latest installment in the British series. Read full book review >

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POCAHONTAS AND THE POWHATAN DILEMMA by Camilla Townsend
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Colonial history that admirably complicates the history of Indian/white relations in Virginia."
Not only did a love-struck Pocahontas not throw herself before John Smith and save his life, but she probably didn't even like him much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTE & CUTER by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cute overload. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Janie Jane's birthday presents are cute—and in competition for her attention. Read full book review >