Search Results: "Howard Fine"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HAWKS by Todd McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It portrays in wide-screen format a life until now presented only in sketches. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A pleasingly thorough, if not critically groundbreaking, retrospective of the works and life of Hollywood's most versatile (and, to some cineasts, best) director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINE, FINE, FINE, FINE, FINE by Diane Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Not everyone's cup of tea to be sure, but a pleasing foray in short-short fiction."
Centrifugal stories, supershort and superpithy, by avant-gardist Williams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

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KONTE CHAMELEON FINE, FINE, FINE! by Cristina Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The fine design includes African textiled borders, cleverly mirrored in the West African cloth hat and sack of Dr. Jalloh. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Kessler (All the King's Animals, 1995, etc.) records a story told to her by a friend in Niger, whose grandfather told it to him, a testament to the endurance of the oral tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend."
You could make a case that Howard Cosell (1918-1995) was the single most important sports broadcaster ever. You would be right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Just fine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
School can be peachy, but that doesn't mean time away from school isn't just as valuable, which is the lesson Principal Keene has to learn in this charming story of a school administrator utterly rapt in his job. Mr. Keene just can't get enough of his fine school with all that fine learning being taught by the fine teachers to the fine students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE DINOTRAIN by Deb Lund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This dinobook is definitely on the right track. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this hilarious new brouhaha, the prehistoric gang of Dinosailors (2003) return as train hoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZAK'S LUNCH by Margie Palantini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"The story is as thin and grating as Lou's voice, but the artfully skewed pictures have all the spill-on-your-lap fixin's of a two-fisted sandwich. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A standoff between Zak and his mother over what's for lunch forms the basis for another situation comedy from the collaborators behind Piggie Pie (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE by Kai Jackson Issa
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author ends with Thurman's college graduation and never discusses his significance as a strong advocate of nonviolence—but readers may be tempted by the text's very spareness to seek out more information about him and his legacy. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Though rigidly purposeful, this important profile introduces young readers to a Civil Rights Movement figure who should be better known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. by Casey Lyall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Likely to see sequels; Howard and Ivy deserve them. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Grantleyville Middle School lowlifes beware: shamus Howard Wallace is on the case! Read full book review >