Search Results: "Jerry Smath"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY SALAMI by Jerry Smath
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A fun scrambled story—no baloney. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the owner of Pete's Diner finds an orange, tiger-striped and scrawny cat in his garbage can, he names him Salami, after the cat's favorite food. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF LOLA by Ellen Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"There are chuckles on every page—particularly in the grandmother's narrative asides, which hint at her identity ('Screaming is relaxing')—and readers won't need to know Shakespeare to enjoy this yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An ill-mannered shrew learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY ENGELS by Thomas Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Brings to mind the youthful, love-aching heroes of Fitzgerald and Bellow, among others."
Rogers's long-time-coming follow-up to At the Shores (1980) pursues the ever-puerile, faintly touching adventures of die-hard romantic Jerry Engels, now a junior at Penn State in the fall of 1951. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTRY MOUSE AND THE CITY MOUSE by Maxine P. Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"Riddled with platitudes. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
Emily, a corn-fed country mouse, lives with her loving human family on Johnson Farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lakers diehards and hoops historians should give it a shot, but others may pass."
In-depth biography of one of the NBA's greatest players and executives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL, ME, AND JERRY LEE by Linda Gail Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 1998

"Living in her brother's shadow for an entire lifetime, Lewis has also chronicled her own story—without enough accompanying insights. (12 b&w photos, not seen)"
The seemingly unedited, colloquial catalogue of Jerry Lee Lewis's sister Linda Gail's snapshot memories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Just another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's-literature firmament. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby a chipmunk's nighttime odyssey takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Jerry Pinkney
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is so affecting that some will believe they're encountering this story for the very first time. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Pinkney's deeply moving treatment of Andersen's classic tale moves the events to an urban America of the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >