Search Results: "Dick Bruna"


BOOK REVIEW

THE APPLE by Dick  Bruna
by Dick Bruna, illustrated by Dick Bruna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An odd little story, but a fresh example of Bruna's work for a contemporary audience. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This reissue of a 1959 title misses an opportunity to improve upon the translated text's lackluster story but will acquaint contemporary readers with the Dutch Bruna's modernist style. Read full book review >

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THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

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TIME OUT, BABY! by Dick Vitale
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Vitale seems too wrapped up in hyping the game and his own career to be an attentive reporter—so what we get is goofy and giddy, Baby, like the man himself. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fast-break fulminations on the 1990-91 NCAA season, delivered at record decibels by megastar sportscaster Vitale (Vitale, 1988). Read full book review >

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ALICE'S SPECIAL ROOM by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1991

As she tells her busy mother, Alice has a room where she can find January's cold or even play with a beloved cat that died last summer. Read full book review >

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SAFARI ADVENTURE by Dick Houston
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Color photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Houston fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting a safari business in Africa, which he knew only through books and films. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"For those who can't get enough of Vitale on TV during college basketball's off season, this book is a slam dunk."
ESPN and ABC's wildly popular and hyperkinetic hoops maven recreates his TV high jinks in this latest roundball manifesto. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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10 LB. PENALTY by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Though the toothless villains deprive the story of any strong sense of direction—a surprising disappointment from reliable Francis—the tale is fleetly and unassumingly told, without any of the excess baggage that has often given the distinguished ex-jockey trouble making weight."
Pleasing lesser Francis (To the Hilt, 1996, etc., etc.) that takes its young hero from horse racing to the far rougher world of British politics. Read full book review >