Search Results: "Farley Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

FARLEY by James King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"A valuable backgrounder for those about to delve into Mowat's ouevre."
A highly readable biography of a piece-of-work in progress: Farley Mowat—scourge of all ratty human behavior on Earth, prolific writer, sheer presence, still very much alive and kicking at 82—is measured and found impressive by novelist/biographer King (Virginia Woolf, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Packaged to recall other diary tales of middle school (faux-spiral binding, scratchy, faux-handprinted type—often hard to read—and roughly drawn illustrations), this take on the rotten inner life of a true bully is a mixed bag. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Combine Roald Dahl's Twits and other villains, mix with the first-person-journaling trope and the comedic result might look something like this. Read full book review >

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CYBER BULLY by Farley Katz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"It's a slog to the dubiously upbeat resolution (Niko realizing where salvation lies on the one hand and vowing a bullying comeback on the other), but that could be because, like Niko, his journal isn't sure just what it wants to be. (Fiction. 12-14)"
More unredeemed middle school monkeyshines and satire from the bully's point of view in an occasionally humorous sequel. Read full book review >

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FARLEY FARTS by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since Farley's distress is treated in a jokey way, he's more likely to get smirks than sympathy from readers; wave this off in favor of Shinta Cho's informative, amusing The Gas We Pass (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hard on the heels of Lisa Kopelke's Excuse Me! (2003) comes another tale of a frog with chronic digestive difficulties. Read full book review >

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SERENA KATZ by Charlotte Pomerantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A treat for readers who find Miss Rumphius a bit too genteel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
All of Elmsville is excited to hear that Mr. Duncan and his family are off to N.Y.C. to visit the great Serena Katz—but is she who they think she is? Read full book review >

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OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ultimately, though mildly amusing, there's no real magic here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's the old story: will cat and dog play, er, cat-and-mouse games—or join forces? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An intriguing spy biography that ably demonstrates how fierce adherence to an ideology can lead to human suffering on terms both intimate and global."
A talented and seductive spy pops up in places as diverse as Hollywood, Prague, Paris and Mexico City, organizing anti-Nazi, pro-Communist propaganda before dangling at the end of a hangman's noose in 1952. Read full book review >

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FARLEY FOUND IT! by Bruce Van Patter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fine bedtime fodder, especially for kids who fear the dark. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An insomniac sheep becomes a very unwelcome overnight guest in this good-natured tale of trespass. Read full book review >

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MRS. KATZ AND TUSH by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Truly affectionate and heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Larnel gets to know newly widowed Mrs. Katz when he goes along with his mother to pay a comforting visit; next day, he goes back with a tailless kitten ("Tush") that she agrees to accept "if you'll come and help me with her." Read full book review >

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FARLEY FOLLOWS HIS NOSE by Lynn Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytimes on baths, senses and dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For Better or for Worse's dog Farley doesn't love baths, but they do make him hungry. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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VISIT FROM DR. KATZ, A by Ann Barrow
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1988

"Slight, but charming."
From the eminent SF author, a simple but deftly told tale about a pair of cats who comfort a little girl, Marianne, when she's in bed with the flu. Read full book review >