Search Results: "Clifton Duquette"


BOOK REVIEW

THE 76ERS WITH IVERSON by Clifton Duquette
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Even those with only a smattering of basketball interest will feel Duquette's boundless joy for the game."
Duquette brings every shot, dribble, pass and steal of the Philadelphia 76ers' glorious 2000-2001 basketball season to life—including the formative years leading up to the championship game—while presenting them through the eyes of a young boy. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Despite the profusion of nonfiction titles on every aspect of the animal world, there is only one other title in print specifically about animal names: Pam Muñoz Ryan's A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse (1997). (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-8)"
What do a woolly monkey, a blue-tongued skink, and a zebra butterfly have in common? Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE MOOOO! by Keith DuQuette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not only does this make an inviting lead-in to Peter Sís's similar flights of fancy in Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals (2002), but may well induce young viewers to take up DuQuette's invitation, and craft a few 'mythical' animals of their own. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Between portraits of a griffin, cockatrice, and other portmanteau creatures from world folklore, DuQuette sandwiches a dozen big, precisely detailed, fanciful hybrids of his own, from a furred-and-feathered "Cooster" (cow rooster) perched on a—fortunately sturdy—fence rail, to a coterie of fluffy pink "Squoodles" (squid poodle) drifting elegantly through turquoise waters. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE BOOK by Keith DuQuette
Released: May 1, 1999

"Even there, the houses are rendered in a small scale, making the differences difficult to discern. (Picture book. 4-8)"
DuQuette's dissection of the house, though stylistically charming, comes up short, posing a question about how a house becomes a place to live in, and never really answering it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BONEPICKER by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"The dynamic protagonist leads a smart and indelible whodunit."
In Clifton's (Seeking Cassandra, 2016, etc.) latest thriller, a detective steps outside his jurisdiction to help a mother prove an unidentified skull belongs to her decadeslong missing son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Of some interest to urban historians, but slow-going for general readers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
As crammed with facts and figures as a rush-hour express is with passengers, this history of the New York subway system stalls time and again. Read full book review >

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The Bootlegger's Legacy by Ted Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tale with an authentic, immersive setting inhabited by well-developed, endearing characters."
A debut mystery that revolves around a cryptic letter and key that a famous bootlegger from Oklahoma left for his son. Read full book review >

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FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pace in this debut is leisurely, but readers, like the town folk and his newfound family, will be rooting for Frankie Joe. The final scenes soar with hope. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While his mom is in jail, Frankie Joe tries to adjust to living with his newly surfaced father, FJ, his stepmother and "the four legitimate Huckaby sons." Read full book review >

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SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"This memoir of anguish and struggle is a story of remarkable strength and unlikely, inexplicable resilience."
A historian sets out to discover his own past. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >