Search Results: "Chuck Crisafulli"


BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING WITH THE CHAMP by Tim Shanahan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"If you're wondering why Ali is called 'The Greatest,' this unchallenging but pleasant memoir makes for a good place to start."
An affectionate portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A respectful, personal assessment of Presley's character, even though it adds little new to the body of Elvis knowledge."
A fond remembrance of the King of Rock 'n' Roll from a longtime member of his entourage, assisted by entertainment journalist Crisafulli (co-author: Me and a Guy Named Elvis, 2006, etc.) Read full book review >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET MAGIC by Chuck Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1997

"What sells the book is the low-tech morphing of letters into images, and back into letters again. (Board book. 3-7)"
Window peeping is encouraged in this alphabet book of 26 acetate openings; a letter labels each transparent window. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE EMPYREAN SKY by Chuck  Wendig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A thoroughly imagined environmental nightmare with taut pacing and compelling characters that will leave readers eager for more. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A chilling post-apocalyptic adventure set on an Earth devastated by poor agricultural practices. Read full book review >

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DISRUPTION by Chuck Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adrenalized, technology-laden actioner."
Covert operative Jake Pendleton returns to stop a possibly devastating cyberwarfare alliance between North Korea and Iran in Barrett's (Blown, 2015, etc.) latest series thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Will appeal to military buffs and readers who enjoy precise, nuts-and-bolts description of battle action."
Competent collection relating the experiences of soldiers in America's current wars. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE WE ARE HERE by Chuck Wachtel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Moments of interest, but not much more."
Slices of working-class life from Wachtel (The Gates, 1994; Joe the Engineer, 1983), offered in a strange hodgepodge of stories, vignettes, novellas, and fantasies. Read full book review >