Search Results: "Dennis Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR MARY by Dennis Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Like Pete Hamil in A Drinking Life, Smith has written an absorbing memoir that vividly re-creates the pains and joys of an impoverished Irish-American boyhood. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A richly detailed, lovingly told memoir of the author's tempestuous 1950s boyhood in an Irish-Italian neighborhood of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A stirring tapestry of real-life heroes."
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is memorialized through 25 heartrending accounts of loss and resilience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRASSY THE FIRE ENGINE SAVES THE CITY by Dennis Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Brassy will gladden hearts with his enduring loyalty and pluck. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Brassy's is a story reminiscent of Little Toot and The Little Engine that Could. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A secondary but readable adjunct to Philip Fradkin's broader-ranging Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (not reviewed)."
Shake, rattle and roar: Firefighter-writer Smith (A Song for Mary, 1999, etc.) chronicles the conflagration that followed the great San Francisco quake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. 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 >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

TRICK OF THE EYE by Dennis Haseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Plodding, but bizarrely intriguing. (Fiction. YA)"
Young Richard (12) is a mover; he has the eerie ability to move into and out of paintings, where the figures speak to him and he to them. Read full book review >