Search Results: "Jimmy Docherty"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE CREAM CON by Jimmy Docherty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Enjoyable fare from start to finish. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Scottish teens and vicious gangsters mix together deliciously in this tasty treat from overseas. Read full book review >

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THE STORY BOOK KNIGHT by Helen Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A sweet tale about the power of story, just right for nascent fans of Redwall. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an homage to reading that also recalls The Story of Ferdinand, the power of words is extolled in rhyme. Read full book review >

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TO THE BEACH by Thomas Docherty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"No sunscreen is needed to enjoy these selections. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spare language and charming art take a young boy on a wondrous, imaginary beach adventure. Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

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SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"The uninitiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."
The relaxed and reigning king of beach music, who most recently told Tales From Margaritaville (1989), tries his hand at a relaxed and rambling novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASH-A-BYE BEAR by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Muck and mess make good, clean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to filthy, sticky, beloved stuffed animals everywhere. Read full book review >