Search Results: "Gen LeRoy"


BOOK REVIEW

TAXI CAT AND HUEY by Gen LeRoy
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1992

"Ritz's many soft-pencil, full-page illustrations are unusually appealing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Taxi—a part Siamese who bills himself as a Ninja cat- -joins the Walton household, the newly orphaned and perpetually indolent Huey is shaken to his basset hound roots; still, Taxi (accompanied by his best friend Sushi—a knotted leather string) brings adventure and excitement into Huey's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREETINGS, LEROY by Itah Sadu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A much-needed window and mirror of immigrant experience for young readers. (Picture book 4-7)"
In this loving tale of family migration and making home anew, young Roy's embrace of Bob Marley gives him comfort on his first day of school after the family moves to Canada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEROY NEIMAN ON SAFARI by LeRoy Neiman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

Neiman's sojourn in the Kenyan savannah yielded plenty of material for his trademark party-colored canvases—lion, elephant, cape buffalo, rhino, cheetah, and the like—creatures who emerge here from a throng of oily daubs, drips, and palette knifings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEROY AND THE CAVEMAN by Joel Matus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"With well-drawn characters and a humorous spirit akin to Barbara Park's, a creditable first novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Leroy can't play baseball and has trouble confronting bullies, but he discovers he has the right stuff after all when he meets some German spies and a ``Neanderthal man.'' Four boys are harassing Leroy after his sixth-grade team loses because he strikes out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Filled with love and kindness and glorious sweet-talk: 'Yippee-i-oh.' (Fiction. 6-9)"
Leroy Ninker dreams of being an honest-to-goodness cowboy as he watches Western movies while working at the concession stand at the drive-in theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEROY POTTS MEETS THE MCCROOKS by Vivian Sathre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A tall-tale contrivance in a wholly controlled, believable entertainment. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In this Yearling First Choice Chapter Book, Sathre (Three Kind Mice, p. 228, etc.) and Barnes-Murphy (who illustrated Frances Barnes-Murphy's Kings and Queens of Britain, 1996) gather their considerable wit and trot out a tale that will flapdoodle and delight beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN by Theodore Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"While Brown's story is an important one, Taylor imbues it with the charm and cadences of a volume for young adults—hardly a fitting tribute to Brown, who was a subject of one of President Reagan's inspirational stories of the American dream. (photos, not seen)"
A mediocre, clichÇ-riddled tale of America's first black naval aviator, by the author of To Kill the Leopard (1993) and numerous other works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTHBOUND by Dee LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A stunning poetic debut."
With her first collection, LeRoy delivers luminous, art-inspired poems that expertly balance the concepts of nature and the human struggle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARKEY'S KID by Leroy Ostransky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 1991

"Old home-feelings all on a dead level with no rising action- -but some elders will welcome this seedcake."
Jewish nostalgia, Manhattan style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOLDIER'S WIFE by Margaret Leroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"Vivienne's measured, astringent voice is riveting and her moral ambiguity deliciously disturbing until the disappointingly maudlin ending."
Leroy, whose fiction specializes in prickly mothers, turns from the paranormal (Yes, My Darling Daughter, 2009, etc.) to the historical in this story of torn loyalties during the World War II German occupation of the isle of Guernsey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Although Neiman's words are not often extraordinary, his images caught and characterized an era."
The nonagenarian artist reviews his long career as one of the country's most popular and public painters. Read full book review >