Search Results: "Debbie Holsclaw Birdseye"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Their families are also presented in a generous light, making this a heartwarming and unexpectedly fascinating book. (further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Birdseyes, subtitling their book ``Kids Talk about Faith,'' offer the religious beliefs and other interests of six students from Corvallis, Oregon, in short, first-person essays, along with Crum's full-color, snapshot-like photographs from the youngsters' daily lives. Read full book review >

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BIRDSEYE by Mark Kurlansky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"The author notes that Birdseye knew that curiosity is 'one essential ingredient' in a fulfilling life; it is a quality that grateful readers also discover in each of Kurlansky's books."
Yes, the frozen-food guy really was named Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of Cod (1997), Salt (2002) and other treats. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >

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JUST CALL ME STUPID by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfyingly upbeat ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick's problem with reading stems from the trauma of his long-absent father calling him ``Stupid'' and locking him in a closet. Read full book review >

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TARANTULA SHOES by Tom Birdseye
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"If the moral is a bit predictable, it's still a good one in this amusing, modestly agreeable bit of fluff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ryan doesn't like anything about his family's move from Arizona to Kentucky, not the pink walls of his room, the humid weather, or the weird neighbor who insists on being friendly. Read full book review >

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A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Readers fond of such ideas will find it engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Stubbornness creates, prolongs and then ultimately manages to take the edge off a feud in this comfortably conventional family tale. Read full book review >

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STORM MOUNTAIN by Tom Birdseye
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

When Cat's cousin Ty steals her father's ashes and heads up Storm Mountain, Cat takes off after him, setting up a fast-paced adventure in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Read full book review >

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A REGULAR FLOOD OF MISHAP by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"In this comical, reassuring tale, Lloyd's precise lines and clean colors make even the wildest mishaps look curiously tidy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Poor Ima Bean! Read full book review >

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OH YEAH! by Tom Birdseye
by Tom Birdseye, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"The muted pallet of rusts, aquas, and tans, fitting since it's dark, might put some off, but the whole is a nice addition to the fear-of-the-dark and camping canons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two boys camping out in the backyard have a war of words and one-upmanship. Read full book review >