Search Results: "Doug Wilson"


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BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

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LABOUR OF LOVE by Doug Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Wilson himself died in 1992, but he's left behind a tribute not only to his dead lover but to the human spirit."
Author Peter McGehee, who introduced AIDS-afflicted but zany Zero MacNoo in Boys Like Us (1991) and Sweetheart (1992), died after the latter novel; here, his lover and collaborator completes the trilogy with an account of Zero's death. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fidrych transfixed the country, albeit too briefly. This book serves as a reminder of why."
A reminder of the time when America fell in love with a tall, lanky, curly-haired pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WAS OUR STAGE by Doug Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A monumental show brought to life again in a perfectly pitched read for sports fans."
A behind-the-scenes look at ABC's Wide World of Sports, the famous sports show. Read full book review >

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NEVER, EVER SHOUT IN A ZOO by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Young viewers might enjoy seeing zoo animals running about and laughing in triumph, but the art and text are too insecurely connected to make any sort of whole. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Oddly misguided work from a usually reliable illustrator sinks this cautionary monologue, written in animated rhymed prose, about the perils of startling wild animals. Read full book review >

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PIGMARES by Cushman Doug
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Likely to inspire more giggles than gasps; these hammy horrors are sure to please. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Mummy Pigs, Frankenswine and Werehogs…oh my! Read full book review >

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CARDBOARD by Doug TenNapel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Utterly brilliant.(Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
An out-of-the-box story of golems, guys and guts. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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MOUSE & MOLE AND THE CHRISTMAS WALK by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"301, etc.) tale is cheerful and enlightening. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse and Mole's walk is an environmentally safe hunt for a Christmas tree. Read full book review >