Search Results: "Dick Van Dyke"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Perfectly pleasant, mildly diverting and forgettable—kind of like an episode of Diagnosis: Murder."
A song and dance man of the first order looks back. Read full book review >

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KEEP MOVING by Dick Van Dyke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Those with fond memories of the author's wholesome movies and TV shows may take pleasure in this dose of good cheer; others not so much."
In this follow-up to his memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (2011), song-and-dance man Van Dyke relishes his approaching 90th birthday and shares some tips for readers on reaching and enjoying that venerable age.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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TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >

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PROOF by Dick Francis
Released: March 25, 1984

Booze, not horse-racing, is the primary focus of Francis' latest suspense tale—which, like several of his recent efforts, is rather skimpy on mystery, rather heavy on talk and violence. Read full book review >

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BONECRACK by Dick Francis
Released: May 17, 1972

"You'll like these sons of sons and the gentle moral message."
Neil Griffon, who had broken with his father altogether as a youngster and made it on his own, is forced to take over the old man's training stables when the latter is hospitalized. Read full book review >

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RAT RACE by Dick Francis
Released: March 3, 1971

"Tiresome but the fans are not ready to ground him yet."
Matt Shore, small job pilot with a large painful past, transports dabblers, die-hards, a racketeer or two along with a brace of jockeys to the track. Read full book review >