Search Results: "Greg Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME by Greg Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1997

"An intriguing concept, and an acute take on the '90s zeitgeist, but this first novel's punch is weakened by clunky and pedestrian writing."
A cautionary tale for aging boomers that mixes (with a heavy hand) myth, satire, and morality as it details a self-absorbed New York lawyer's brush with immortality. Read full book review >

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BOOMTOWN by Greg Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2004

"Plotting and structure wobble, but Williams can usually nail his characters with a whack in funny scenes that freshen the familiar (see also, Bonfire of the Vanities; Bright Lights, Big City; The Best of Everything; Valley of the Dolls, etc.)."
Manhattan tumbles into the dot-com collapse in this often amusing, observant tale. Read full book review >

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Released: April 29, 2001

"Extended metaphors that provide a feast for the word enthusiast, but may leave others feeling bloated and overfed."
Williamson presents some of the most dexterous wordplay being written today, in either poetry or prose. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"Brilliantly comic, pleasingly discursive, admirably dexterous, this narrative poem is a tour de force."
As told in rhyming couplets, when a sneaky dog steals a scrupulous dog's hole, things fall apart, sparking philosophical reflections. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGONS OF ORDINARY FARM by Tad Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2009

"Implausibilities and simplified stereotypes of foreigners add to this series opener's mediocrity. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An unremarkable fantasy dabbles in several genres as contemporary kids visit a strange farm. Read full book review >

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TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE SAM by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary. Read full book review >

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DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >