Search Results: "Harvey Araton"


BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well-told tale of friendship with baseball as the backdrop."
An exploration and celebration of deep friendship under the cloak of a baseball book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"An in-depth exploration of a team that is well worthy of such reverential treatment. A must for basketball fans and a super-must for New York sports nuts."
A warm, accessible celebration of the dynamic early-1970s New York Knicks basketball teams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Falls short as an examination of women's attitudes toward sports, but with its enthusiasm for the game and its positive portraits of the players it may well please soccer fans."
A friendly, close-up view of Montclair, New Jersey, soccer moms who became soccer-playing moms and discovered the joys and anguish of participating in a team sport. Read full book review >

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COLD TYPE by Harvey Araton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A novel with a strong whiff of the New York Daily News strike of 1990-1991—and with ominous foreshadowings of what the protagonist describes as 'this internet thing everybody's talking about.''"
A story about a newspaper, a family, a strike, and social and economic change—sketched against the backdrop of New York in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"More than the usual lament for the good old days."
New York Times sportswriter Araton (Alive and Kicking, 2001, etc.) charts the steady decline of the NBA while holding a torch for its eventual renaissance. Read full book review >

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HARVEY PENICK by Kevin Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"This thorough, absorbing biography is also a history of golf in America and how one man taught so many how to hit a golf ball so well."
A biography of the humble Texas golfer who taught greats of the game and whose little instructional guide became the best-selling golf book of all time. Read full book review >

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HARVEY SLUMFENBURGER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Handsome and original: an entertaining addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Santa—he's crawling into bed after tucking in his weary reindeer when he spies Harvey's gift, still in his sack. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"A tender, thoughtful portrait of four generations, prompting hopes that the author's first full-length prose work won't be her last."
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. Read full book review >

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THE HARVEY MILK STORY by Kari Krakow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Capturing just the right tone for its audience, this is a significant contribution to the genre and a fitting tribute to an ordinary guy turned extraordinary. (epilogue, author's notes, bibliography, Web sites) (Biography. 6-9)"
Krakow debuts with a first of its kind: a picture-book biography of an important gay-rights figure. Read full book review >

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HARVEY POTTER'S BALLOON FARM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A wonderfully appealing premise, skillfully developed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Harvey Potter owns a genuine US Government Inspected balloon farm where he grows balloons to order: clowns, animals, monsters for Halloween, and even—when the young narrator who has been delightedly watching the crops gets old enough to strike out on her own—a huge floater to carry her off. Read full book review >