Search Results: "Yen Press"


BOOK REVIEW

GABBY & GATOR by James Burks
by James Burks, illustrated by James Burks, developed by Yen Press
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Regardless, on either paper or screen, young readers will enjoy following these unlikely partners as they help each other work through personal hang-ups while evading a Taser-wielding Animal Control officer. (iPad graphic-novel app. 6-8)"
A comical and cinematic tale centers on the budding friendship between a bullied young vegetarian and a carnivorous alligator with water issues (thanks to being flushed down a toilet when small). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 1998

"A compelling story of family cruelty."
A well-told ``wicked stepmother'' story, with the vicious backdrop of racial inequality. Read full book review >

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ObamaCare for Beginners by Garamond Press
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A useful, reassuring roadmap to the altering landscape of health insurance."
This handy primer boils down America's complex new health care system. Read full book review >

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ELEGY FOR A THIEF by Margaret Press
Released: June 15, 1993

"Droll cop comments and a likable bunch of guys hanging out at the stationhouse create an offbeat charm—and the feel of a cozy village procedural."
Dyslexic Salem detective sergeant Gabriel Dunn (Requiem for a Postman, 1992), about to solo for the first time, is beeped off the flight to catch a—suicide? homicide? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS by DreamWorks Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"For fans of the movie, it doesn't get much better than this. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
Designed in support of the Dreamworks' film How To Train Your Dragon 2, this original app/story begins with a mystery. Read full book review >

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PEPPA PIG AND THE BUSY DAY AT SCHOOL by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"There is not much here to make it stand out from other school-themed titles. Only for Peppa Pig devotees. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A busy school day gives the Peppa Pig licensing team an opportunity to cram every bit of learning and labeling they can into this based-on-a-British-TV-show title. Read full book review >

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A REQUIEM FOR A POSTMAN by Margaret Press
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"Shading toward the needlessly complicated (the identity changes, the old war story), but a worthy first effort—and Dunn's charm could grow on you."
An ambitious first mystery centering on the disappearance of postman Ray Bishop, who soon turns up dead in the restroom of the local park barely 300 yards from his house. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"An intelligent though sometimes dense examination of moral courage and its consequences."
Press (Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America, 2006) returns with a disquisition on conscience, "about the mystery of what impels people to…stop, say no, resist." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

As founding publisher Otto Penzler notes in his ebullient foreword, the Mysterious Press, the nation's leading publisher devoted exclusively to mystery and suspense fiction, issued its first titles in 1976. Read full book review >

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BUYER'S REMORSE by Bill Press
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Failed progressivism? Perhaps, but surely political energy lost to inertia. A stinging but not unreasonable j'accuse."
"It was almost as if he were trying to channel Richard Nixon." California-based journalist and activist Press (The Obama Hate Machine, 2012, etc.) examines the failed promise of the Obama White House and its abandoned progressive pledges. Read full book review >

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SUPER SUPPER THROWDOWN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Better than many at explaining the hows and whys of healthy eating but still a TV show on paper. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The characters from the PBS Kids' show Fizzy's Lunch Lab teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. Read full book review >