Search Results: "Joey Kirkpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

JOEY by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"An enchanting animal portrait. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
An able wildlife author-photographer (The Raggedy Red Squirrel, 1992) portrays a young gray kangaroo from the time he first peeks from his mother's pouch until he's supplanted by her next newborn. Read full book review >

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PLOWIE by Patricia Kirkpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A simply presented but multilayered tale. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
A porcelain doll unearthed by her father's plow becomes a small girl's constant companion and, later, an heirloom in this true family story. Read full book review >

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JOEY 22 by Matt Gryta
NON-FICTION

"A portrait of a fascinating case that gets bogged down in its details."
Buffalo News crime reporter Gryta (The Real Teflon Don, 2012) presents an exhaustive history of the .22 Caliber Killer, who, for four months in 1980, terrorized the city of Buffalo, New York, with a racially motivated killing spree. Read full book review >

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PAL JOEY by John O'Hara
Released: Oct. 23, 1940

"He has no conscience about taking them for a ride; he confesses to the reverse side of the picture now and again."
O'Hara has had two redeeming characteristics, even in his least successful books, — a keen ear for the language and speech of his fellows, no matter in what social class, and a vigorous sense of plot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 1991

"Loosely joined, dulled by a siege mentality, and overstuffed with excerpts from UN meetings—but nevertheless an informed view of the neoconservative mind-set in American diplomatic circles during Reagan's first term."
A firsthand account of the perils of American diplomacy at the UN during Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure, written from Gerson's position as her expert in international law. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JOEY FIZZ by Stuart A.  McKeever
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2014

"A meandering, cross-country novel about one man's life that too often rushes its epiphanies."
McKeever's (The Galindez Case, 2013, etc.) crime novel dives into the overlapping worlds of the Mafia, New York City cops and the restaurant business, through the eyes of a war veteran trying to find himself. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Mature readers will find this harsh tale softened by unusual empathy and leavened by genuinely funny events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
If Rotten Ralph were a boy instead of a cat, he might be Joey, the hyperactive hero of Gantos's new book, except that Joey is never bad on purpose. Read full book review >

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JOEY AND JET by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A game of fetch teaches young children how to describe locations. Read full book review >

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JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"A tragic tale in many ways, but a triumph too. (Fiction. 11-13)"
As if Joey didn't get into enough trouble in his unforgettable debut, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998), Gantos has him wig out again in this sad, scary, blackly funny sequel. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"This is Gantos at his best, and that's saying a lot. (Fiction. 10+)"
Joey's father, Carter Pigza, is back in Joey's life. Read full book review >

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Joey Visits Grandpa by Patricia Nichvolodoff
Released: May 19, 2015

"An appealing read-aloud tale about a duo's adventures that would benefit from enhanced illustrations and timing."
A picture book chronicles a day with a boy and his grandfather full of fun and minor mishaps. Read full book review >