Search Results: "Dennis Rockhill"


BOOK REVIEW

SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN WHISPER/SUSURRO DEL OÉANO by Dennis Rockhill
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Skillful but overly sentimental, the artwork will appeal to some and turn others away. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy, his room decorated with a poster of whales hanging next to his small fish tank, prepares for sleep listening to a seashell, feeding his fish and staring meditatively into space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2004

"A poem on the last page, in both English and Spanish, seems superfluous after such a silently wonderful visual treat. (3-6)"
This sweet, beautifully illustrated snow adventure uses creative design to tell one wordless story as if it were two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Resurrected from the newspaper morgue, these pieces tend to lose whatever punch they may have initially had."
Journalist Steinbach is a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the award was given for feature articles written for the Baltimore Sun, not for this motley assortment of reflections on ``the small events that make up a life.'' In the footsteps of other essayists and columnists—Erma Bombeck and Steinbach's hero E.B. White among them—Steinbach digs for the universal in the personal, and from time to time, she strikes pay dirt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"More 'Work' than 'Life,' Gilbert's book will provide much enlightenment for Potter devotees, but the definitive biography of this gifted artist is still to be written. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"And yet: neurotically charming and funny, the adopted single dad still wins our sympathy."
The prolific science-fiction and YA author takes a respite from Dingillian family strife (Bouncing Off the Moon, 2001) with a hasty, jokey, and very personal account of a middle-aged gay man's adoption of a high-risk eight-year-old boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Chicago Tango by Tony Mankus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2016

"This brief adventure's power comes more from its mystery than its characterization."
A legal thriller that thrusts a garden-variety attorney into the world of Argentinian organized crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFINGERS by Dennis Reader
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Still, kids may enjoy Benjamin's many comic mishaps, rather mercilessly caricatured in the lively illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Benjamin Butters drops everything—balls, his toast, his goldfish, the eggs he's collecting, etc. But when (to everyone's consternation) ``Mom'' lets him hold his new baby sister, she's perfectly safe. Read full book review >