Search Results: "Charles Slack"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2015

"An illuminating book of American history in which the author discloses the true heroes—the ordinary citizens who defeated these acts—while showing just how the concept of 'government of the people' works."
Slack (Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon, 2004, etc.) engagingly reveals how the Federalist attack on the First Amendment almost brought down the Republic.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Instructive account of a cash-crazy financier whose wealth could never exceed her dreams of avarice. (8-page photo insert, not seen)"
Slack (Nobel Obsession, 2002, etc.) paints an un-disparaging portrait of the woman best known, though little heard of today, as a mean old rich lady. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"The first toughest game is life itself.'"
A golfer's three-month trip playing on 60 courses along the East Coast becomes a journey of discovery in this gently good- humored, easy read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2002

"Brisk, bouncy, elastic, and exciting."
A fresh, frisky, and funny bio cum industrial history featuring the stereotypical monomaniacal inventor who ignores public opinion and the disdain of family and friends and lives long enough to enjoy seeing them all dine on substantial portions of crow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECOPTER by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"'Go, Elecopter! Go!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who keeps the savanna and its animals safe? Elecopter! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHORTY & CLEM by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Understandable, if not exactly model, behavior makes for a funny, sympathetic read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shorty suffers an overwhelming ethical dilemma when a mysterious package arrives for the temporarily absent Clem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY TRUCK by Michael Slack
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Hope for more from this outrageous imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"When there's trouble in the jungle, Monkey Truck knows what to do." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAZDOT? by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, silly fun wrapped in crisp graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Robot extraterrestrials encounter a farm on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE TUG TO THE RESCUE by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A role model for all, levelheaded Turtle Tug keeps his cool even in times of danger. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The third installment of Slack's wildly inventive animal/rescue-vehicle hybrids (Monkey Truck, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRUFFY KITTY by Michael Slack
Kirkus Star
by Michael Slack, illustrated by Michael Slack, developed by WingedChariot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Toddlers will fall in love with Scruffy Kitten and this gently engaging app from Europe. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This multilingual 17-page story-and-sticker app for the youngest readers charms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUGGET AND FANG by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the first interspecies friendship tale (and likely not the last), but it's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nugget, aptly named, is a tiny minnow, and Fang (even more aptly named) is a shark. One can already begin to predict the conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLIM-FLAM FAIRIES by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even if kids last through it once, they're not likely to clamor for repeated readings—for which their grown-ups will be eternally grateful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everybody's heard of the Tooth Fairy, right? Read full book review >