Search Results: "Joe Nick Patoski"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fittingly exhaustive history of a larger-than-life franchise."
Texas journalist and author Patoski (Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, 2008, etc.) delivers an oversized history of one of sport's greatest franchises. Read full book review >

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WILLIE NELSON by Joe Nick Patoski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get."
In-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 1993

"Patoski and Crawford do an exceptionally strong job on Vaughan's final three years sober, his early fears, and his huge comeback. (Thirty-five b&w photographs)"
The brief life of the legendary Texas blues-guitarist, well told by Patoski (a senior editor at Texas Monthly) and writer/radio producer Crawford, both of whom live in Austin and saw dozens of Vaughan concerts. Read full book review >

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A WONDERFUL YEAR by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery. Read full book review >

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PUPPY'S BIG DAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Bad Kitty fans will certainly embrace Puppy's first outing since Poor Puppy (2007). (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-11)"
Puppy and Uncle Murray escape a rampaging Bad Kitty for a day's adventure on the town. Read full book review >

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THE VERY CRANKY BEAR by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, not-so-cranky fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How do you deal with a very cranky bear? Read full book review >

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LEWIS & CLARK by Nick Bertozzi
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Slated to be the first in a series on explorers, this expedition ends with high hopes for subsequent volumes. (selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
With masterful command, Bertozzi offers an innovative take on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's epic journey in this oversized graphic offering. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED BIRD by Nick Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"When you choose your own way, there's a price you must pay—it's a quandary as old as all time. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Little Red Bird "had all she could need— / She had water and seed / And plenty to read," but she longed, we are told, to be ever so bold: to spread her red wings and to see all the things outside of her place and the curtains of lace at the window of her dim abode. Read full book review >

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LAIKA by Nick Abadzis
Kirkus Star
by Nick Abadzis, illustrated by Nick Abadzis
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"The striking palette of earth tones works in concert with the compelling historically fictive prose—a luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy. (afterword, bibliography, author's note) (Graphic novel. YA)"
Following the story of plucky Laika—the first dog in space—the reader experiences her entire life from a mongrel living in the streets to the tragic loss of her canine companion, her captivity in the government lab, her endearing relationship with the unwavering caretaker Yelena and her tragic fatal mission. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE SNOWSTORM by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"The story has its moments of staggering sweetness, but the genial atmosphere of cooperation and rhythms of farm life strike elemental chords. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Avuncular and appealing, Farmer George—along with his wife, Dotty, and the company of animals that populate his quaint English farm—once again rise to the challenge presented by life in the countryside. Read full book review >

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ALBERT THE BEAR by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A child-friendly outing, as usual, and the product placement comes off more as a shared joke than a commercial ploy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this brief, clever cautionary take on the dangers of judging by appearances, the arrival of a very downcast-looking bear in a toy shop prompts the other toys to put together a show, in an effort to cheer him up. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY TAKES THE TEST by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Standardized-test companies may want to hurl hairballs, but the loopy humor and silly kitty cast will have fans purring with laughter. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
How good is Bad Kitty at actually being a cat? Read full book review >