Search Results: "Dick Wimmer"


BOOK REVIEW

BOYNE'S LASSIE by Dick Wimmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Short, silly, and sentimental: Wimmer's cartoon happily indulges stereotypes about drunken Irishmen and New York School painters."
"Boyne?!" exclaims a brogue-burred Kevin Flynn in Wimmer's sequel to Irish Wine (1988), "Holy Mother of God, is there no killin' ya off?" Read full book review >

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THE IRISH WINE TRILOGY by Dick Wimmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Good pointless fun, in the tradition of Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth and every other bohemian romp you've ever read."
A comic trilogy that tacks one new episode onto two reruns, Wimmer's collection—Irish Wine (1988), Boyne's Lassie (1998), and Hagar's Dream—follows the misadventures of wild-man Seamus Boyne (Irish scourge of the British art world) and his timid friend Gene Hagar (a Long Island exterminator with literary ambitions). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1999

"While the collection's individual pieces do capture some of baseball's magical moments, The Home Run Game is not organized or comprehensive enough to do full justice to the writers and to the players' achievements. (20 b&w photos)"
After Duke Snider hit a 300-foot home run, he teased Frank Howard, who earlier had blasted one over 500 feet, by saying, "Yours didn't count any more than mine did." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Golf fans will enjoy reliving some dramatic games and reading about some of their heroes while enjoying the prose of some of the best sportswriters and sports-lovers."
Sports anthologist Wimmer (The Home Run Game, p. 619, etc.) turns his attention to golf in this slim but pleasing collection. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >

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THE WORD COLLECTOR by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Beautiful, haunting descriptions of words and the power they hold will make this a favorite for linguaphiles, both old and new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl shares her love of words and their power in this fanciful tribute to language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEALING HOME by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"It's unfortunate that the high level of writing and art is lessened by design choices that do not consider the needs of the reader, because the story is terrific. (Picture book. 7-10)"
During a World Series game in 1955, Jackie Robinson electrified the crowd and astonished the baseball world by successfully stealing home. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Frank Keating
by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Like the faces on Mount Rushmore, this entry in the series provides a face but falls short on substance. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Following Theodore (2006) and George (2012), Keating adds a new face to the Mount Rushmore series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY PURSE by Belle DeMont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Affirming of gender nonconformity if somewhat fragmented. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A purse-wearing boy inspires others to wear and do what they wish, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOES OF THE TRUE POLICEMAN by Roberto Bolaño
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Nevermind the lack of a resolution. The robust affirmation that the pursuit of literature is ennobling is sufficient recompense."
The much admired Chilean writer's final, unfinished novel is a seductive grab bag filled with the mysteries of sexuality and literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENSINGTON GARDENS by Rodrigo Fresán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"Hook's voice is at once seductive and frantic; the feverish, hallucinatory quality of the prose makes the book hard to resist."
Dark-hearted, sinuously plotted journey into the world of children's literature. Read full book review >