Search Results: "Craig Fusco"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT by Game Collage LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A (literally) illuminating survey, with exemplary choice and use of digital enhancements. (iPad informational app. 7-10)"
It's science! Presented with plenty of buoyant, eye-catching graphics and cleverly designed interactive fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking in parts, abstruse in others."
In her first book, a performer and art critic offers a potpourri on cultural border-crossings. Read full book review >

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PARADISE SALVAGE by John Fusco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2002

"Predictable. Palatable. Straight to the multiplex."
Producer/screenwriter Fusco's fiction debut has many simpatico characters, some charming scenes, and an exhausting, overblown plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLDING BEE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not quite a flawless gem, but there are plenty of moments that sparkle. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since her parents died, young Bee has had two protectors: Pauline, who runs the hot dog cart with her in Ellis' traveling show, and the old lady in the flappy hat, invisible to all but Bee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Good humor, kindness and courage triumph in this warm, richly nuanced novel that cheers the heart like a song sweetly sung. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Charlie Anne makes use of her "most terrible mad look" with some frequency, but she's most furious about her papa's heading north from Massachusetts to build roads for Roosevelt's New Deal, abandoning family and farm to the joyless clutches of her late mother's cousin Mirabel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENDING TO GRACE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Her struggles and emotions draw the reader into this quiet story that reaches a sad but hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12+)"
Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR NOISE by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And there's enough material here for a season's worth of TV shows."
A slacker soap opera, first published as a serial 'zine through mail order, classifieds, and in Tower Record stores, that lacks the literary pretensions of Douglas Coupland's Gen-X sagasand is much the better for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >