Search Results: "Dean Morrissey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER TRAP by Dean Morrissey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Morrissey uses light and shadow expertly to add a feeling of mystery to each scene, but by the end, there are definitely no nightmares left in the closet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mercer Mayer meets Rembrandt in the tenebrous, accomplished oils that illustrate this lad-meets-night-monsters tale. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF DREAMS by Dean Morrissey
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A handsome book that, despite its efforts to be wondrous, is just pleasantly decorative. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages) (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate dividend selection; author tour)"
Joey wants a glimpse of the Sandman. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT KETTLES by Dean Morrissey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Readers are likely to ignore the unexceptional plot and characters to pore over the pictures, which are executed with dazzling virtuosity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Having met the Sandman himself in Ship of Dreams (1994), Joey falls in with a larger cast of elementals, including Father Time and Mother Nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Relentlessly enjoyable, and enhanced by the author's absolute refusal to keep even a shred of his dignity intact."
Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD MOUSE by Dean Morrissey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A gentle tale—no serious dark-magic threats here—that grips through its visual lushness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rollie is a curious, young field mouse discontent with his life in the field. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON COMET by Dean Morrissey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The text, a sketchy mix of prose and rhyme, provides the perfect blend of wonder and matter-of-fact for this adventure-filled nocturnal flight. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In another nighttime fantasy overflowing with visual extravagance, Morrissey sends two children to the Moon aboard a spaceship constructed from battered, photo-realistically depicted antique toys and bric-a-brac. Read full book review >

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 >

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

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 >