Search Results: "Zack Stentz"


BOOK REVIEW

COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD STORY by Zack Rock
by Zack Rock, illustrated by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Quirky and amusing, though pitched to a sophisticated audience that may feel it's beyond picture books. (Picture book. 9-12)"
An anthropomorphic pig in a conservative men's business suit and sensible shoes philosophizes about conforming to the stories that others create for us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMER HENRY HUDSON'S CURIO MUSEUM by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Hudson claims, 'Everything has a story.' And through his personal descriptions and musings over each artifact, he knows how to tell a good one. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In Rock's debut picture book, an eccentric bulldog named Homer Henry Hudson collects "bits and bobs" from around the globe, displaying them floor to ceiling in his museum of curios. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROXO by Zack Giallongo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"By the end, both characters and readers have had a workout; the latter will hope for more. (Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
The ruler of a kingdom of one and a runaway princess join forces in this agreeable sword-and-sorcery graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIMINAL STATES by Zack Parsons
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2012

"Intensely realized and often gripping, so perhaps the lack of any discernable structure, logic or explanations deliberately points readers to the multimedia extensions. It's bizarrely fascinating, and what it's all about is anybody's guess."
This first novel from the author of Your Next-Door Neighbor is a Dragon (2009) is part of a multimedia project that also encompasses video, music, artwork, blogs and web pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Not the type of book to read in one setting, but its information could fill many seasons of baseball broadcasts."
A baseball book by an obsessive for other obsessives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Straight reporting with no surprises—or even anything that wasn't obvious to the most casual fan. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Georgia sportswriter Zack's first book follows the 1992 Atlanta Braves from spring training to their second straight World Series loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORILLA AND THE BIRD by Zack  McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"If the Joads were tanked up on Bud Light and Haldol and Steinbeck were under Hunter S. Thompson's influence, this might be the result—rueful, funny, and utterly authentic."
"I am a bipolar gorilla": a tale of madness, self-destruction, and the stalwart presence of a family that, while not exactly the Waltons, is always there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF SKULL ISLAND by Zack Norris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans can follow the twins to the Amazon, Paris and the Rockies later this year…if they haven't found something better. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Is Black Heart's treasure still on Skull Island? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bravo! Where so many earnest Shakespeare adaptations flop, this series bids fair to light genuine enthusiasm in young readers. (Graphic fantasy/classic. 8-12) "
The animal thespians at the Stratford Zoo perform yet another of the Bard's tragedies, this time with a rooster and a bear in the title roles. Read full book review >

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THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS <i>MACBETH</i> by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Encore, please! (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Ever wonder what zoo animals do at night? Why, they perform Shakespeare, of course! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A useful, informative examination of this important artist's career."
A quick-moving yet comprehensive narrative of the singer's career, downfall and unlikely post-mortem second act. Read full book review >