Search Results: "Coleman Polhemus"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CROCODILE BLUES by Coleman Polhemus
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A bright and breathless outing for which children will happily supply their own commentary. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Digitally generated silhouette art in heavily saturated hues gives this nearly wordless tale spectacular visual punch and, like the plot, has a free-range, improvisational air. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"For a small summer-reading spine tingle, this is an excellent option. (Horror. 12-14)"
Despite the terrible events at Daemon Hall last year, horror writer Ian Tremblin is repeating his contest to discover and publish a talented young writer (Daemon Hall, 2007). Read full book review >

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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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ORNETTE COLEMAN by John Litweiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1993

"Litweiler focuses strongly on the music, though if one hasn't heard it, no words can describe it—and newcomers will find it tough to follow the overload of ever- shifting personnel changes. (Eight page of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Life of the innovative, ``free jazz'' composer-musician that attempts to place him among the gods with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2011

"A verdant memory of a different American childhood and of an idyll that ended tragically."
An earnest memoirist remembers her family and their hardscrabble organic-farm life in Maine Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIER by Terry Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Writers, like God, dwell in details. Coleman should have remembered that He also makes judgments."
Once more unto the great actor's life, and what a slog it becomes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Adequate exploration of a theory that seems less than startling by the conclusion, thanks to undue repetition of its main points."
Single-minded examination of how violent and tragic behaviors tend to replicate themselves in our ultra-connected society. Read full book review >

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THE CARPENTERS by Ray Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1994

"A dual-celebrity bio that retells well-worn stories."
The emphasis here leans more to Karen than to Richard, the acknowledged brains behind their arrangements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"The frequently gripping text includes eight pages of photos and a like number of maps (not seen)."
Perhaps the most controversial military operation of the Vietnam War was the US Army's May 1, 1970, assault on previously sacrosanct Communist bases and supply dumps in Cambodia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUMPET STORY by Bill Coleman
Released: Feb. 22, 1990

The life of the legendary trumpet player, first published in French translation in 1981, the year he died. Read full book review >