Search Results: "Art Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES by Art Rodriguez
Released: June 15, 2005

"A toast to Art, who survived serious scrapes with the law, as well as women in tight jeans and pouffed hair, and lived to entertain us with his tales."
An up-by-his-bootstraps San Jose businessman reflects on his rough-and-tumble California life in the '60s. Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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ART by Paul Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Unorthodox, and definitely not for beginners, but a delightful exercise for the educated consumer."
Unapologetically opinionated, slightly Anglocentric narrative from respected popular historian Johnson (A History of the American People, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BLOG OF RAISIN RODRIGUEZ by Judy Goldschmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2005

"A few truly sparkly characters (one named Sparkles—a boy, naturally) and groundbreaking directness on the topic of tampon insertion set this amusing piece apart from others of its fast-growing genre. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Funny, dramatic, and varying in degrees of sharpness, Raisin writes a blog for her two best friends across the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Throughout this life-and-death drama and some nitty-gritty puberty details, Raisin's voice is sparkly and hilarious. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Raisin's back, funny and delightful and determined to get her first kiss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EYE FOR ART by National Gallery of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Consider this a must-have art resource for all ages. (table of contents, timeline of artists) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Ingenious and wonderfully inviting, this is a well-conceived and beautifully produced compilation of brief biographies and selective insights into the lives and works of over 40 artists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Careful: This blog induces giggles and empathy. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Still blogging her way through 7th grade at light speed, Raisin now has a boyfriend—cinnamon-scented, tongue-tied CJ—and solid friends in new-ish home Philadelphia and old hometown Berkeley. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2013

"Though about as substantive as magical smoke, it makes for a pleasant afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The craze for paranormal romance has encompassed vampires, warlocks and werewolves, and now it moves on to a genie like no other. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"Engaging exposé of an underground world less glamorous and more intricate than its Hollywood representations."
Skillfully rendered overview of the startlingly complex world of art fraud and thievery. Read full book review >

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ART 123 by Stefano Zuffi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This handsome entry will particularly please art-loving parents. (Picture book. 3-8) "
Milan-based Zuffi mines art masterpieces in aid of early learning, leaving his usual audience of adult art lovers behind for this effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ART by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Murky, self-conscious meta-fiction, full of intellectual name-dropping."
Esteemed Hungarian writer Esterházy (Celestial Harmonies, 2004, etc.) blurs the lines between autobiography and fiction in this novel about a mother, perhaps his own, whose life centers around soccer. Read full book review >