Search Results: "Fred R. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A effective overview of the Senate's history and development, making clear how reform of this once-august institution could profit the country immensely."
An important, if ponderous, inquiry into the Senate's evolution, its periods of influence and decline, and its urgent need for self-reform. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE REVENGE by Fred Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An unerring sense of place, fully realized characters, and just plain good storytelling make this venture into fiction by Oklahoma ex-US Senator Harris a debut worth noting."
It's November 1937, which means that both Oklahoma and the young hero of this impressive debut have birthdays looming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASY PICKIN’S by Fred Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Okie, for instance, has star quality."
Things in tiny Vernon, Oklahoma, have been quiet as a hog in moccasins since Okie Dunn solved the murder of Sheriff Dub Ready (Coyote Revenge, 1999) and took over as sheriff himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOES PEOPLE DO IT? by Fred Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Harris's down-home, unaffected, gee-gosh style makes him a likable storyteller."
The former Oklahoma senator turned novelist (Following the Harvest, 2004, etc.) recounts his populist rags-to-riches story from Depression-era hay baler to presidential contender. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Kline has a sharp eye, excellent memory, and top-notch research skills, creating a book that any art lover will love."
An artist, art historian, and dealer chronicles his discovery of the first drawing by Leonardo da Vinci to be uncovered in more than a century—as well as other adventures from this "art explorer." Read full book review >

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WHEN LOUIS ARMSTRONG TAUGHT ME SCAT by Muriel Harris Weinstein
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Jazz scholars might disagree. (biographical note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This ebullient tribute to Armstrong as scat innovator opens with a girl and her mom dancing to Satchmo's scatting on the radio. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAST AWAY ON THE LETTER A by Fred
Kirkus Star
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not since Carroll's Alice has there been such a marvelous and incredible adventure. (visual glossary, index, maps) (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)
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A charming French import first published in 1972 and now translated into English for the first time about a boy who falls down a well and finds himself in a strange, whimsical world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUSPENDED CASTLE by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the whimsy and wonder run high, the narrative contrivances intrude more than in its predecessors. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon is back on—or rather in—the map with his friend Mr. Bartholomew, where they must help more peculiar inhabitants of the nonsensical map-world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD PIANO by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Easily eclipsing the decades, this mind-bending fantasy blends familiar literary allusions, psychedelic settings, and just the right smattering of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon (Cast Away on the Letter A, 2014) returns in another whimsical romp to revisit the letter A and free his friend Bartholomew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CHEER UP DAD by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope we'll see more of you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Koehler's picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Read full book review >

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HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >