Search Results: "Jerome Lagarrigue"


BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM SUMMER by Deborah Wiles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Vibrant full-page paintings by talented French-born artist Lagarrigue capture both the palpable heat of southern summer days and the warmth of the boys' friendship. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Wiles draws on memories of her childhood summers in Mississippi in her first picture book, a slice-of-life story about Joe, a Caucasian boy, and his best friend, John Henry, an African-American boy whose mother works as a housekeeper for Joe's family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A guide at the back to help young artists create their own collages enhances this fitting introduction to an American artist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This tribute to collage artist Romare Bearden is movingly executed in a fictionalized story of young James, who visits his aunt and uncle in New York while his parents adjust to the arrival of twins. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This quietly moving story pays tribute to the peaceful protesters who did indeed 'overcome.' (author's note) (Picture book. 5+)"
An ordinary African-American girl witnesses extraordinary events in this first-person account of the Greensboro sit-ins of 1960. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING NORTH by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"The impressionistic, color-rich paintings are as warm and expressive as the lyrical story, a nighttime view of the car's headlights and taillights cutting the midnight-blue darkness is as stunning as the full-bleed, double-page spread of big sky and cotton fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Any child who has ever faced the upheaval of a cross-country move will relate to this gorgeous, autobiographical picture-book poem about an African-American family that moves north from Alabama to Nebraska in 1964. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE'S LACE by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"An excellent introduction to the rewards of botany as exemplified by learning about a particularly lovely species. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Like Wexler's Jack-in-the-Pulpit (1993), a lucid look at a familiar plant with intriguing characteristics and adaptations. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY FROM BELORUSSE by Jerome Charyn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Youth was the magical place of Charyn's inspiration and it is captured here honestly and simply. (photos, not seen)"
Charyn's fascination with quirky New York crime stories (El Bronx, p. 21, etc.) takes its cue from his early childhood, as this brief, charming, idiosyncratic memoir shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"A kind of sour grapes of wrath, brilliantly rendered."
Rancor, resentment, whining, self-loathing and, of course, some very good prose. Read full book review >

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HEAD LOCK by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Expect a rebuttal from Dan Quayle."
At the rate he's going, Tom Bethany, Boston's foremost Spenser imitator, will soon be out of the mystery business altogether. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY ONE-EYE by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A crackling good epic, both comic and bawdy."
From Charyn (Raised by Wolves: The Turbulent Art and Times of Quentin Tarantino, 2006, etc.), a tale of intrigue, spying, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Manhattan prostitutes, a castrato and a one-eye double agent—in other words, almost more history, character and action than can be contained in a single novel. Read full book review >

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RADIOS by Jerome Stern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Pleasantly diverting observations on passing life, ideal for short-attention-span meditations. (drawings by author, not seen)"
The spoken word translates neatly into the written in this posthumous collection of microessays from National Public Radio commentator Stern (Making Shapely Fiction, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BALCONY by Jerome Jewell
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A lucid, sometimes-endearing read for those interested in management guidance interspersed with personal reflection."
An eclectic assemblage of meditative essays on everything from management science to personal loss. Read full book review >