Search Results: "James Prosek"


BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD DAY’S FISHING by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Prosek is an established adult author and expert on fishing. (Four-page lure-and-fly glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
As a young boy searches through all the paraphernalia in his tackle box for the one thing to ensure a good day's fishing, he explains the purpose of each item: a spinner to catch yellow perch; a phoebe spoon for pumpkinseed sunfish; plugs for largemouth bass; and flies for his favorite fish, brook trout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A warm, enrapturing paean to the totemic potency of eels."
Prosek (Bird, Butterfly, Eel, 2009, etc.) seeks to get a grip on that slippery creature, the eel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Prosek, now a senior at Yale, may well be on his way to becoming a fine writer of the outdoors. (color paintings by the author, not seen)"
Sweet, innocent, if not particularly artful, recollections of fishing with a local master. Read full book review >

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BIRD, BUTTERFLY, EEL by James Prosek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Gorgeous artwork and a wealth of facts nicely combine to create an introductory look at bird, insect and fish migration. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
In summer, the three titular animals share the same coastal New England farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY MY MOTHER LEFT by James Prosek
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"However, the 26 etchings, mostly of birds, made by Prosek on copper plates and used as chapter headings, are indeed lovely, and give young readers a visual sense of Jeremy's naturalistic world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Artistic nine-year-old Jeremy, who also has a a love of fishing and birds, struggles to cope when his beloved mother leaves and moves in with the father of his archenemy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2003

"Resonant and lyrical."
Avid fisherman and an evocative writer Prosek (Joe and Me, 1997) effectively combines the memoir and travelogue forms. 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 >

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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 >

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 >