Search Results: "Joey Weiser"


BOOK REVIEW

MAKING WAVES by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2017

"A buoyant undersea adventure. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 6-11)"
Humans and sea people teeter on the brink of war over diminishing resources. Read full book review >

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MERMIN by Joey Weiser
by Joey Weiser, illustrated by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A decent-enough offering, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 8-12)"
A goofy indie comic that reads like Aquaman told though James Kochalka's whimsical lens doesn't quite stay afloat. Read full book review >

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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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WHO IS DAVID WEISER? by Pawel Huelle
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Huelle slows down and teases the story unnecessarily—it is too slender a reed for all the manipulations he subjects it to—but he is an interesting writer with a good visual sense; postwar Gdansk is here made both magical and mean in equally convincing parts."
Polish writer Huelle's first novel is set in Gdansk, early in the Fifties, and is narrated by a schoolboy who, along with his pals, was a gape-mouthed observer of the extraordinary powers of a mysterious Jewish boy, David Weiser. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 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 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 >

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JIMMY THE JOEY by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Stories of animal rescue abound, but the cuteness factor here gives Jimmy's story special appeal. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
After being hit by a car, an orphaned 6-month-old joey is rescued, rehabilitated in a koala hospital and then a home, taught to climb and live outside with other koalas, and finally returned to the wild. Read full book review >

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WHAT WOULD JOEY DO? by Jack Gantos
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"A must read. (Fiction. 10+)"
Clad in black leather, Carter Pigza motorcycles into town like some mad vampire on the loose, with Mrs. Pigza chasing after him with a broom, looking like a witch about to take flight. Read full book review >