Search Results: "Charles Fleming"


BOOK REVIEW

THE IVORY COAST by Charles Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2002

"A long night at the tables, with some payoff in the wee small hours."
A noirish thriller that recalls The Man with the Golden Arm, L.A. Confidential, and The Carpetbaggers—minus their style, bite, and pace. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A tale full of sound and fury but signifying little beyond gossip. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Lots of sex, lots of drugs, and even a little rock ‘n' roll—there's something for every scandal lover in this rollicking, dirt-dishing account of the life and times of Hollywood producer Don Simpson. Read full book review >

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AFTER HAVANA by Charles Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2004

"Amorality run riot, but Fleming does an expert job of glossing it over and dressing it up: rousing entertainment."
Havana, with the Batista regime crumbling, is the setting for Fleming's well-made sequel (after Ivory Coast, 2002) about love among the ruins. Read full book review >

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MY LOBOTOMY by Howard Dully
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A profoundly disturbing survivor's tale."
Gut-wrenching memoir by a man who was lobotomized at the age of 12. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Unlike his grandmother's delicious meals, this extended ethnic joke leaves a sour taste. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When his summer camp is unexpectedly canceled, 12-year-old Nicholas Borelli II is sent by chauffeured SUV to Brooklyn to spend two weeks with his grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE EVERYTHING BOOK by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It truly has everything. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Beginning with a brilliantly colored rooster greeting the day in "Good Morning to You!" and concluding with a mother hen cuddling her chicks in "Good Night," this compilation of rhymes, games, and learning will keep young readers busy from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for Earth Day observances, a book that's as welcome as spring. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Already a favorite of preschoolers, Fleming (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, etc.) takes an appreciation of the natural world a giant step further. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BANTER by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Each in their niche—hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on—the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly. Read full book review >

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IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Another perfect introduction to nature for the very young. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In the same format and gorgeous illustrative style, a companion to In the Tall, Tall Grass (1991, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor), with the succinct rhyming text (``waddle, wade, geese parade''), in bold black, beautifully integrated into art created in the process of making paper from pulp dyed in brilliant colors. Read full book review >

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BUSTER GOES TO COWBOY CAMP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Buster the dog is NOT HAPPY that Brown Shoes is taking off for a weekend's R&R and leaving him at Cowboy Camp in the care of Red Boots. Read full book review >

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MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will enjoy following the kittens' purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. Read full book review >