Search Results: "Andy Russell Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

ANDY RUSSELL, NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While hardly great literature, this easy mystery is enhanced with simple line drawings and has a comfort level that will have young readers flying through it to find out exactly what is going on next door. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Andy's next-door neighbors, the Perlmans, ask Andy and Tamika to watch their house for them while they're in South America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 3, 1998

"This is a capable introduction to a captivating achiever. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 7-11)"
An entry in the Creative Minds series presents an enticing view of aviator and writer Beryl Markham. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2001

"Monk's generally negative portrait may alienate the great man's devotees, but it's the product of meticulous research and balanced by the biographer's esteem for a great intellect and outsized personality. (illustrations not seen)"
An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while promoting humanity in the abstract. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY SQUARED by Jennifer  Lavoie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Only for the largest and most well-used LGBT collections. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Seventeen-year-old twins Andrew and Andrea Morris share everything until Ryder Coltrane arrives on the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY ROONEY by Andrew A. Rooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Rooney's admirers won't mind, though those unfamiliar with the commentator will wonder at the oddness of it all."
"If I reach into my pocket to pay for something and pull out a handful of change that turns out to be mostly pennies, I get discouraged about life." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY KAUFMAN by Bob Zmuda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Whatever readers believe or don't about Andy Kaufman, this book will confirm that particular 'truth.'"
Another biography of the idiosyncratic comedian that will make fans question what the authors' previous work on the subject offered and to doubt that this will really be their "final" word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OKAY, ANDY by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Eaton's book covers well-trod ground and unfortunately pales in the shadows of more-established series. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A silly buddy story about Andy the alligator and his mammalian friend Preston plods somewhat aimlessly along through three chapters of gentle, simple adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY GROVE by Richard S. Tedlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"An ultimately unsurprising contribution to business literature."
Tedlow (Business Administration/Harvard; Giants of Enterprise, not reviewed) profiles Intel guru Andy Grove. Read full book review >