Search Results: "James Kaczman"


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LUCKY MONKEY, UNLUCKY MONKEY by James Kaczman
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 2008

"The message that if today is unlucky, tomorrow could be lucky carries a certain satisfying verisimilitude, but beware, the contrary may not seem as pleasantly acceptable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this exploration into the nature of luck, Ed and Ted seem alike in most ways, but one is lucky, the other unlucky. Read full book review >

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A BIRD AND HIS WORM by James Kaczman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Kaczman's sly, good humor, exuberant, original illustrations, and positive message make this a must read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bird learns a lesson in friendship and conquers his fears—sort of—in Kaczman's quirky work. Read full book review >

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WHEN A LINE BENDS...A SHAPE BEGINS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Still, an instructional intent hangs heavy over this, and the examples are not always on target; a better book on the topic is Dayle Ann Dodds's The Shape of Things (1994). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cataloging several examples for each of ten regular shapes, Greene develops in an ever-changing rhyme scheme the premise that all shapes are made from bent lines. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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