Search Results: "Jeff Crosby"


BOOK REVIEW

CROSBY by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Just for the record, Crosby is drawn as a child with a dusky black complexion, while his new friend is small and yellow. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Crosby wears ratty old clothes and likes to save bits and pieces of junk. Read full book review >

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WIENER WOLF by Jeff Crosby
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Running with wolves is enticing, but coming back home is always a comfort. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wiener Dog is a bored and pampered dachshund itching to break away from his ho-hum life in the lap of his doting owner, an old-fashioned grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKABILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jeff Crosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A snazzy, music-themed twist on a classic story that both children and adults will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the first glimpse of the slicked-up pompadours and hot rods of the Rockabilly Goats, readers will know that they are in for a good time with this rock-'n'-roll interpretation of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAIN SUMMER by Jessica Lee Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Comfortably typical kids on the cusp fumble toward coming-of-age with the odd cryptid and charging boar for thrills. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Four young people stumble into both danger and adolescence while searching for Bigfoot near their East Texas town. Read full book review >

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UPON SECRECY by Selene Castrovilla
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Young readers will find a clearer, more readable account of the Culper network in Thomas B. Allen's George Washington, Spymaster (2004). (Picture book. 8-10)"
"George Washington needed spies." Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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A Good Catholic Girl by Cathy Crosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A bracing vindication of the rights of women through one remarkable woman's postwar story."
A debut memoir that recalls the writer's struggles to succeed and find happiness despite the obstacles—familial, social, legal, and personal—that stood in her way. Read full book review >