Search Results: "James Ponti"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Those who want to know why this sport, which dates back—barely—to 1996, has burst on the scene so quickly and continues to draw crowds, will have to turn to more solid coverage found in national magazines. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Fans of this new professional sport will have to ease past the forced pitch of these capsule looks at some of the better-known stars of the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE MOON by James Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Adventure, sleuthing and a NYC travelogue in one quick read. (Horror/fantasy. 8-12)"
Molly and her intrepid team of Omegas continue their fight against the undead of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAMED! by James Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"More escapades are promised in this improbable but satisfying series starter. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A smart kid foils big-time thieves in the nation's capital—and joins the FBI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISHED! by James Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A splendid whodunit: cerebral, exhilarating, low in violence, methodical in construction, and occasionally hilarious. (Mystery. 11-13)"
A rash of pranks at an exclusive private school leads two young detectives all the way to the White House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD CITY by James Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A fast-paced read for those who like their zombies with just a little fright. (Horror/fantasy. 8-12)"
Middle schooler Molly excels at judo and fencing—both necessary skills when combatting New York City's 1,000-plus zombies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >