Search Results: "Arlo Guthrie"


BOOK REVIEW

MOOSES COME WALKING by Arlo Guthrie
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There may be simple truths hidden between the lines, but even if there aren't, this is as finger-snapping catchy as Mother Goose with antlers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Guthrie's first book is an endearing poem that is supposed to be about moose, but whose blithe rhymes have nonsense verse written all over them. ``Mooses come walking up over the hill./Mooses come walking, they rarely stand still.'' Only 12 lines long, the story is delivered a half-line at a time, complemented by acrylic paintings that have the simplicity of woodcuts in their bold black lines and even blocks of subdued color. Read full book review >

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A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR by Arlo Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Most interesting to aspiring organic farmers."
A down-to-earth account of life on New Morning Farm, to which Crawford, the rather aimless son of the owners, returned for one season, searching for some direction in his own unsatisfactory life. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE MURPHY'S KISS LIST by Donna Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Believable, endearing characters, snappy dialogue, and a good story make this latest from Guthrie (The Witch Who Lives down the Hall, 1985) an authentic, funny slice of pre-junior-high life. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Travis Marshall has had enough of Frankie Murphy's bragging about Philadelphia, where he used to live, and about the girls he's kissed. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 2013

"A thriller of a tale and a worthy scene-setter for this summer's trophy defense in San Francisco Bay."
How billionaire Larry Ellison and his Oracle team succeeded in returning the America's Cup, the premier prize in global yachting, to the United States. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SUMMER by H. Arlo Nimmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A somewhat uneven collection that showcases the author's keen eye for cultural detail and his affection for his characters."
In 16 short stories linked by a single narrator, Nimmo (Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i, 2011, etc.) sketches the world of a gay Iowa farm boy in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

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WOODY'S 20 GROW BIG SONGS by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Also available with a cassette recording by son Arlo. (Nonfiction. 0-6)"
With easy, singable tunes, lots of repetitive verses with real child appeal, and the hallowed folk singer's own lively, freely rendered sketches, this replication of an unpublished book that the Guthries put together in 1948 for their children will be especially valuable to parents and in day-care centers. Read full book review >

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THE SONGS OF SALANDRA by H. Arlo Nimmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A fascinating journey to another culture, place, and time."
Nimmo weaves together an autobiographical tale based on his years as an anthropologist among the boat-dwelling Bajau people of the Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Engaging proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things."
A dramatic David vs. Goliath account of a church under siege by its own power structure. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE NIGHT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Breakneck pace, addictively slangy prose and gallows humor. Guthrie (Hard Man, 2007, etc.) is certainly an original."
Two petty Edinburgh criminal clans lock horns in a darkly funny vendetta. Read full book review >

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TWO-WAY SPLIT by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2004

"A tight little mood piece whose mood, like Rankin's, is black and blue."
Short-listed for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger, this debut makes Edinburgh even grimmer than Ian Rankin's been warning. Read full book review >

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SLAMMER by Allan Guthrie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Hard-boiled and then some, with no reprieve for the emotionally squeamish. Guthrie (Savage Night, 2008, etc.) has more plot twists up his sleeve than a Vegas card shark, and each is as clever as it is horrific."
Noir exposé of an Edinburgh prison guard. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >