Search Results: "Brock Cole"


BOOK REVIEW

FAIR MONACO by Brock Cole
Kirkus Star
by Brock Cole, illustrated by Brock Cole
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A vivid and satisfying testimony to the transforming power of hope and dreams. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Cole's words and pictures deliver his tale as effortlessly as a song, but one that pricks with intelligence, sorrow, and hope. Read full book review >

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GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT by Brock Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Fine fare for reading alone or aloud. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Like Larky Mavis (2001) but sans the metaphysics, this folklorish original tale gives a poor, scorned orphan a chance to show her inner stuff, and to make a fresh start. Read full book review >

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LARKY MAVIS by Brock Cole
by Brock Cole, illustrated by Brock Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2001

From the author of Buttons (2000) comes a simply told tale with deep emotional and metaphorical resonance. Read full book review >

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ALPHA AND THE DIRTY BABY by Brock Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"A thoroughly entertaining story with a serious (but unobtrusive) theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alpha's parents' childish quarrel (``You forgot to wash my nightshirt!'' ``Wash it yourself, lazybones''... ``I've got a good mind to go off and join the navy'') is overheard by a devil's imp who takes the opportunity of turning Papa into a lump of coal and taking his place while his wife, bringing along their baby, replaces cross Mama. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES by Brock Cole
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"Cole shows real literary chops in a book whose aesthetic merits outrun, by far, the ethics police. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A brilliantly crafted, shocking account, narrated by a teenager, of her mother's chronic incompetence and her own sexual abuse; it will slice readers to the bone less for its tragic details than for the casual, ingenuous tone in which they are revealed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLE PORTER by William McBrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"McBrien obviously appreciates and loves his subject, but his book lacks two things needed to convey Porter's essence: wit and rue. (72 illustrations, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page Cole Porter song list. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLY’S TRAVELS by Tor Seidler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Cole's remarkable pen-and-ink sketches evoke the work of French impressionists and add dimension, wit and wry humor to this far-fetched doggy tail—uh—tale. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
"The Real Pooches of NYC." Read full book review >

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WE FORGOT BROCK! by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Forget Brock. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Phillip and Brock are best friends. They spend all their time goofing around together. The only problem is his parents can see Phillip but not Brock. Read full book review >