Search Results: "Gene Wojciechowski"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Then again, as this blinding fastball of a book proves, you can give them some good strong kicks. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Major-league memoir from former minor-league umpire Postema. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A fitting, illuminating tribute to a game that many believe was the best ever."
Thorough chronicle of the legendary 1992 NCAA basketball tournament clash between Duke and Kentucky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A wide-screen feast for Cubs fans and a quick-witted standard for sportswriters."
From sportswriter Wojciechowski (ESPN: The Magazine), the story of a year spent with Wrigley Field as home base, with trips radiating out into the surrounding neighborhoods (and to away ballparks). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1994

"But it hardly matters: he's still one of the game's most interesting personalities. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
Hall-of-Fame cager Walton looks back at his injury-ridden college and NBA career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A must-read for fans, but fails to capture the true essence of Bettis's charisma."
Self-serving career retrospective from one of the NFL's all-time leading rushers and all-around nice guys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Finebaum is articulate and knows his football, though this book is just more candy for his admirers and grist for the mills of his detractors."
A pedal-to-the-metal survey of SEC football. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO KEEP by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Humorous but slight. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Patty, first met in And the Other, Gold (1987), is tired of being ordinary—especially after being dumped by boyfriend Tim, who's now enjoying parties given by rich newcomer Penni. Read full book review >

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A FINE ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"A thought- and discussion-provoking tale that shouldn't be relegated to the 'holiday' shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Though the author makes a bit of a leap at the end, this original tale, celebrating the benefits of generosity over ambition, makes worthwhile reading. Read full book review >

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BEANY (NOT BEANHEAD) AND THE MAGIC CRYSTAL by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Natti's black- and-white illustrations are right on target; readers will use their own magic crystals to wish Beany back again. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beany—Bernice Lorraine Sherwin-Hendricks, the heroine from Don't Call Me Beanhead (1994)—is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEANY AND THE DREADED WEDDING by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Fans and newcomers alike will be rooting for Wojciechowski's intrepid heroine as she tackles her anxieties with grit and fortitude. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This latest Beany adventure (Beany [Not Beanhead] and the Magic Crystal, 1997, etc.) has all the ingredients that made Wojciechowski's previous tales such rousing successes. Read full book review >

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THE BEST HALLOWEEN OF ALL by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Meddaugh's bright, cartoony art nicely extends the action and humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From his first year, Ben's parents assiduously provide him with homemade Halloween costumes—clever, but usually casting him as sidekick to older brother Michael (rabbit to his magician or angel to his devil) and not always comfortable—the wooden cheese wedge (Michael is a mouse) is too heavy and the robot (paired with its scientist creator) too hot inside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >