Search Results: "Dean Griffiths"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAN ACHESON by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Even Acheson, for all his crustiness, would have respected the clear, concise writing and objectivity of this fine political biography. (Twenty illustrations—not seen.)"
Cool, lucid account of the later years of a towering cold-war figure; by Brinkley (History/Hofstra Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE STOWAWAYS by Meghan Marentette
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"In the tradition of memorable mouse heroes, the Stowaways deliver page-turning, cliffhanging, heartwarming, first-rate adventure. (map) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
An adventure-seeking mouse leaves the safety of home to search for his missing grandfather in the terrifying World Beyond, with perilous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWEEZLE INTO EVERYTHING by Stephanie McLellan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though not startlingly insightful or original, this tale about an endearing monster family spotlights some very real moments of childhood growth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tweezle is tired of being the baby monster of the family. He's a big boy now—and has some not-so-helpful ways of showing it! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUMPITO AND THE PAINTER FROM SPAIN by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A delight for dog lovers, if not particularly useful in arts education. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sweet-natured story about a real little dachshund (lump means "rascal" in German) who won Picasso's heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CoCo & Dean by Emily Scofield
Released: April 30, 2015

"A call to action for kids to make positive differences in their neighborhoods."
Scofield introduces ideas of environmental sustainability to young readers in this accessible debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN & ME by Jerry Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Jewish comic scorned—venting, revealing, regretting and maybe even meaning it."
Tell-all memoirs of the tempestuous, sometimes tortured relationship between two personalities cast by fate and a whole bunch of money as comic and straight man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMO'S PARTY by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"This warmhearted animal tale is a good choice for settings where longer stories for newly independent readers are needed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Apple-grower Timo hates parties, but to help a friend he overcomes his timidity and hosts an apple festival. Read full book review >

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TIMO'S GARDEN by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A fine title for growing readers. (Early reader. 7-9)"
Timo the rabbit is eager to make his garden "great." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT MAN by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A few children might identify Mr. Clark with a favorite teacher of their own, but even here his special qualities are clearer in retrospect. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a sketchy tale likely to make its deepest impression on adult readers, a supportive teacher brings out a lad's inner "superpowers." Read full book review >