Search Results: "Ian Brown"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"An absorbing, revealing work of startling frankness."
A father's candid, heart-wrenching account of raising, loving and trying to connect with and gain insight into his severely disabled son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Brown's humor is pointed inward as often as outward, and he neither glosses over nor languishes on the fact that he has fewer years ahead of him than behind."
A journalist's diary of age 60. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 1994

A frenzied attempt to define manhood in an increasingly complicated society. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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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 TRUE STORY OF TRAPPER JACK’S LEFT BIG TOE by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great story, so well paced even the author's note brings the fluid text to a smooth and satisfying end. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Josh learns from his best friend that Trapper John's big toe is in a tobacco tin behind the Sourdough Saloon counter, he's skeptical. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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THE PURPLE KANGAROO by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Brown's acrylic, graphite and digital illustrations feature flat, oversimplified forms that lack backgrounds and depth; facial expressions are mocking and exaggerated, emphasizing the tone of one-upmanship. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A snide monkey conjures descriptions of a purple kangaroo in order to tell a snarky joke. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF TOM TRUEHEART by Ian Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"For most readers, however, this is likely too much talk and not enough action. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though long, predictable and open-ended, Beck's fantasy may still find a willing audience. Read full book review >

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SAMMY AND THE DINOSAURS by Ian Whybrow
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8216;' This is a beautiful, cheering story full of offbeat charm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The utterly winsome Sammy (and his crabby, TV-narcotized sister) is featured in a fine little story from Whybrow (The Snow King, p. 806, etc.) about the pleasures of friends who happen to be of a different species. Read full book review >