Search Results: "Deval Patrick"


BOOK REVIEW

A REASON TO BELIEVE by Deval Patrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2011

"A welcome celebration of idealism in a cynical time."
Massachusetts' first black governor debuts with a candid memoir that emphasizes how caring mentors, teachers and other adults helped shape his life and values. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS APPETITES by Jacqueline Deval
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A feast, then, for food-lovers and cookbook fans, but those hoping for a real story will find it half-baked."
Take the basis for a fine literary cookbook, fold it lightly around a thin romantic plot, heap the whole confection with allusion and history, then glaze it with pretension, and there you'll have Deval's first effort—a hybrid novel-cookbook, termed a ``culinary romance.'' Pomme Bouquin, a self-styled cooking teacher, lives in London but mostly occupies a rarer world made up of great books and good food. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT AND THE ALPHABETIMALS by Patrick  O'Toole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2012

"Overall, though, O'Toole's iPad app delivers on a basic premise: Learning can be simple, imaginative and fun. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
Albert thinks "learning ABC's [is] a bore. / He'd rather go on safari, take some pictures and explore"...and so he does. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS' MONSTER by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Make time to share with young monsters everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Grouch, Grump and Gloom 'n' Doom (who has two heads) continually bicker about who is the most impressive monster. When the solution they come up with turns out to be different from what they expected, a surprising but welcome lesson is eventually learned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME...JANE by Patrick McDonnell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Backmatter includes a pithy biography, additional photographs and a letter and drawing from Jane herself—children will thrill at the connection. (Picture book/biography. 2-10)"
Little Jane Goodall and Jubilee (her toy chimpanzee) ramble outside their English country home observing everyday animal miracles and dreaming of a life in Africa, "living with, / and helping, / all animals." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"A sure-fire winner for young Civil War buffs. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A picture-book history illustrates the beginning of a new era in naval warfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIGHTY STREET SWEEPER by Patrick Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In this little delight, Moore honors the common, but far from average, making even the most ordinary seem extraordinary. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Labeling everything from the dirt hopper to the safety light, the endpapers set the stage with basic blueprints of the street sweeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Add this to the hangar full of aviation books this year. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
O'Brien describes 17 historic 20th-century flights in chronological order. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF NOTHING by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"It will do double duty as a conversation starter for older kids at storytime. (Picture book. 5+)"
Fresh from the comic-strip panels of Mutts, Mooch the cat doesn't know what to get his best friend Earl the dog on a certain "special day." Read full book review >

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A PERFECTLY MESSED-UP STORY by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A playful, funny and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Here's an existential dilemma: What if you were a character in a book, and sandwich fillings fell onto your page from above? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm and glowy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flock of small, yellow birds sitting in a tree takes flight. Read full book review >