Search Results: "Andrew T. Pelletier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TOY FARMER by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's a gentle homage to the power of a child's imagination, where the fantasy world created in play always seems more solid than plain old reality. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jed discovers an old toy of his father's in the attic, it catapults him into a fabulous agrarian fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BATHMAN! by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Read with the right panache, this will be regularly requested even by the most dedicated bath avoider. (Picture book. 2-5)"
He might look like a mild-mannered, '50s-era five-year-old, but when there's trouble in the tub, he's Bathman! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW McANDREW by Bernard MacLaverty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"An acceptable additional purchase, useful for precocious readers. (Fiction. 4- 8)"
Eight stories about a four-year-old and his grandad, all with essentially the same plot: despite Grandad's warnings, the minute he's out of sight Andrew tries to help, but his meddling- -whether it's tuning Grandad's fiddle, switching the new kitchen faucets, or touching a clock's pendulum—always results in a minor disaster; and Grandad always seems ``very angry'' when he finds out, but then easily repairs the damage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIXTEEN MILES TO SPRING by Andrew Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Richly imaginative, with the harbingers of spring quirky enough, yet equally recognizable, to impart a sense of the magic in store for all of us. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Pelletier's lovely and carefree story, supplied with Krenina's lovely, iridescent art, tells of the coming of spring, that special moment when the air imparts a note of change. Read full book review >