Search Results: "Chuck Crisafulli"


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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Art lovers of all ages will revel in this vivid, wonderfully affecting book, which is almost as ingenious and memorable as Close himself. (timeline, glossary, list of resources and illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A magnificent interactive "face book" portrait of the artist. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RAIN by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Overplotted and underimagined. Logan's sixth but far from his best."
Ex-soldier, ex-cop Phil Broker (Vapor Trail, 2003, etc.) is hauled out of semiretirement to chase his wife and a McGuffin, both explosive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"For fans only."
An expatriate sportswriter finds comfort, entertainment and perplexity in the big business of British soccer. Read full book review >

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KILLING CHE by Chuck Pfarrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"For aficionados of '60s revolutionary politics."
CIA slays Che. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES by Chuck Driskell
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Uninventive and fairly exploitative, but still an engaging, enjoyable thriller."
During a routine mission, a troubled spy stumbles upon a cache of diaries—the lost accounts of a Jewish house servant brutalized by Adolf Hitler—in Driskell's thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED ART DECO?  by Chuck Barris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Once he kicks into gear, Barris is as antic in mystery mode as in any other. Like a more linear Tim Dorsey, the former Gong Show host (The Big Question, 2007, etc.) deadpans his way through his detection debut, delivered shotgun style with no twists, turns or detours."
When a Park Avenue swinger is decked in his duplex, it takes an ex-podiatrist to give the killer the boot. Read full book review >