Search Results: "Glenn McCoy"


BOOK REVIEW

I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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PENNY LEE AND HER TV by Glenn McCoy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Put it on your schedule—it could be good for a few minutes of prime-time reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The object of McCoy's barbed humor is a bit moldy by this date, but his wiry hero and addled heroine make this worth one last go-round. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD by Peter F. Ostwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

One of Gould's friends memorializes the virtuoso pianist. Read full book review >

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JOHN GLENN by John Glenn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Despite the simple, even pedestrian writing, Glenn's story of how he became a throwback to the heroic age of discovery is enduringly thrilling. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club Main Selection)"
Mr. Smith goes to NASA, then Washington, then NASA again. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF SPUD MURPHY by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Spud—er, Angela—Murphy is not a stereotypical librarian by any stretch, and young readers will hoot over Will's wry narration. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Being one of five brothers isn't easy on Will Woodman. Read full book review >

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GODSPEED, JOHN GLENN by Richard Hilliard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A way to show very young readers an astronaut story, but Sally Ride's To Space and Back (1986) is much more engaging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Hilliard's biography of John Glenn focuses on his first orbit of the earth in 1962 in Friendship 7, the Mercury capsule, but does briefly mention his early life and history. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCCOY by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Not as good as Chang and Eng, then, but not bad at all. Strauss remains one of the most interesting and promising of younger American novelists."
There's ample entertainment value in this rather desperately inventive second historical novel by the author of the highly praised debut tale Chang and Eng (2000). Read full book review >

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THE REAL McCOY by Wendy Towle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"With nothing else available on McCoy at this level, this will be useful indeed. (Biography/Picture book. 5-9)"
Concluding a commendable introduction explaining the possibly legendary origins of the eponymous expression in the prolific inventor's most successful device—an ``automatic oil cup, which eventually became standard equipment on most locomotives''—Towle states ``The story of Elijah McCoy's life presented here reflects a composite of existing information we have been able to authenticate.'' Son of former slaves, McCoy was raised in Canada, studied engineering in Scotland, then settled in Michigan, where he invented the oil cup while working as a railroad fireman (discrimination prevented employment more appropriate to his talents); he went on to patent many other inventions, including homely devices like the first portable ironing board and a lawn sprinkler, and to start his own company. Read full book review >

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THE REDEMPTION OF CHARLIE MCCOY by C.D. Wilsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A wonderfully offbeat caper with smart characters wielding guns and razor-sharp dialogue."
In Wilsher's debut crime novel, a small-time thief and his estranged daughter go on the run from mobsters and cops who are after his latest haul. Read full book review >

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GLENN GOULD: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich
Released: April 28, 1989

A thin biography of the eccentric but undeniably great Canadian pianist; by Time senior writer Friedrich (The End of the World, 1982; City of Nets, 1986; etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2016

"A plainspoken, handy volume for anyone looking for love but daunted by dating."
A self-help guide explores how to find the right partner for a long-term relationship, regardless of age, persuasion, or circumstance. Read full book review >