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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GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH by Deborah Chandra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2003

Now It Can Be Told: that severe, square-jawed look that the Father of Our Country flashes in his portraits reveals not only strength of character, but also his struggle to hide the fact that he was nearly (entirely, later in life) toothless by keeping a succession of spring-loaded false teeth in place. 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 >

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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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: TEJU COLE
by Michael Valinsky

Most readers know Teju Cole as the photography critic for the New York Times. Others know him as the novelist who explores, through his narrative gestures, the various ways in which one comes to build an identity in an environment that makes prejudice and binaries rules of thumb. But to assign Cole a trade would be undermining his entire practice ...


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#LOVINGDAY & #PRIDEMONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

Since this week encompasses #PrideMonth, #LovingDay, and #RememberOrlando, I wanted to share some great M/M romances and inter-racial romance titles I really enjoyed.

I recently mentioned Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson’s RITA nominated Fast Connection (Cyberlove series), and I’ve requested a stand-alone title from Hassell’s Interborough series in audio. In all the years I’ve written about romance, I’ve rarely ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Wonderful American social history and lots of fun."
He truly had cojones: Dr. John Brinkley became fabulously wealthy in the 1920s and ‘30s by inserting goat testicles into herds of men anxious about their manliness. Read full book review >