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 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 >

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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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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 >

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BIG SCARY MONSTER by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Best read to younger, less-questioning, more-elastic minds; older audiences will wonder just what gives with the odd shift in perspective. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Big Scary Monster, a square of blue hair with large hands and googly eyes, lives on a mountaintop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRANCH RICKEY by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2011

"Quirky, idiosyncratic, oddly balanced and surpassingly entertaining."
This entry in the Penguin Lives series focuses on Branch Rickey's game-changing efforts to bring Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, shattering baseball's race barrier. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDER by Jimmy Connors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"It could have benefited from the self-reflection of an R.A. Dickey, but a readable autobiography all the same."
Four decades after his heyday, the controversial tennis star serves up a suitably cocky autobiography. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO THANK MY BRAIN FOR REMEMBERING ME by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"The Bard of the Boroughs is back with his accustomed wit in a chiaroscuro text that is more felicitous than the awkward title would hint."
Prototypical ink-in-the-veins journalist Breslin (Damon Runyon, 1991; The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 1969; etc.) now reports on a matter that concentrated his mind wonderfully, a matter for which his experience never prepared him: the opening of his skull to release an aneurysm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HORNET’S NEST by Jimmy Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2003

"Carter's 17th book (Christmas in Plains, 2001, etc.), the first work of fiction by a US president, will certainly inform, but, lacking the novelist's spark, it's unlikely to move or grip."
Setting his hand to historical fiction, the former president focuses on the American Revolution, getting the history part right, the fiction not quite. Read full book review >