Search Results: "Gary Andrew Poole"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008

"Indifferently written, but a useful character study of a figure often overlooked today."
Serviceable biography of the legendary player who, writes debut author Poole, was the "one man who could be considered the founding father of our football culture." Read full book review >

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CLARA'S CRAZY CURLS by Helen Poole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Skip this; for celebrations of curly splendor, get bell hooks' Happy to Be Nappy, illustrated by Chris Raschka (1999), and Carolivia Herron's Nappy Hair, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (1997), instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's very large curls cause chaos in this clunky lesson. Read full book review >

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COMING OF AGE WITH ELEPHANTS by Joyce Poole
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1996

"What she needs is a biographer. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Poole has bitten off more than she can chew in this disappointing memoir cum ethological study of her days amid Kenya's elephant population. Read full book review >

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Thunder and Lightnin' by Jeneen Poole
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A warmly told moral tale with expressive illustrations."
A boy named Henry learns a valuable lesson about listening in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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THE BORGIA MISTRESS by Sara Poole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"A welcome antidote to the usual melodramatic Borgia fare."
A poisoner in the court of the Borgia pope strives to protect His Holiness by rooting out an assassin, in the third of a series. Read full book review >

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Exes and O's by Lakeshia Poole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2015

"An emotionally satisfying story of two college students finding love amid chaos."
A sequel offers an ongoing melodrama set on a university campus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY PARADE by Rebecca O’Connell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"This book is a great choice for anyone who's ever felt like they deserved a parade. (Picture book. 1-5)"
This story will make more than one child parade across the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC PASSOVER HUNT by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A mildly stimulating and challenging exploration of the holiday. (author's note, answer key) (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
An alphabet book employs a series of riddles and puzzles to engage children in the recognition of the various aspects of the Passover holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Poole calls his occasionally flaky biography 'unorthodox,' but it's also thoroughly enjoyable and highly readable."
A deep plunge into the Lovecraft-ian dark side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC HANUKKAH HUNT by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though the book is unlovely, the interactive format could inspire some worthwhile conversation. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
This alphabet-centered rhyming scavenger quest asks readers to point out Hanukkah-related symbols and fare, from the obvious to the more nuanced. Read full book review >