Search Results: "Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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HEE-HAW-DINI AND THE GREAT ZAMBINI by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Doug Kennedy's acrylics really pop—the mustachio'd Hee-Haw-Dini is a treat to behold—but his illustrations seem aimed at a younger audience than sister Kim's ample text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A farm odd couple becomes a magical team. Read full book review >

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PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

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MR. BUMBLE by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Yet it is Mr. Bumble, like the hero in M.K. Brown's Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants (1986), who steals the show, a winning dweeb with pluck and heart enough to inspire readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A motivational tale starring ``the clumsiest bee that ever buzzed.'' Bumbling, fumbling, tumbling, Mr. Bumble drops his freight of pollen every time, returning to his queen with a bucket full of dents. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers seeking slightly scary mysteries with a generous dash of humor will find more enjoyment by selecting the similarly flavored, much more entertaining Pure Dead series by Debi Gliori. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Misty Gordon is chosen by the ghost of psychic Madame Zaster to protect their coastal New England town of Ashcrumb from an invasion of evil, ghostly pirates. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES UP by Katie Kennedy
Released: July 18, 2017

"Likable characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue will make this a winning choice for reluctant readers and science-fiction fans alike. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Teens vie for two spots in NASA's Interworlds Agency in this fast-paced, funny caper through the near future. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1993

"Not Kennedy in his best, heart-stirring fictional mode—but often funny, charming, and certainly indicative of the subterranean personal and literary roots that bore glorious fruit in his novels."
From Pulitzer-winning novelist Kennedy (Very Old Bones, 1992, etc.), over 80 articles, reviews, interviews, and miscellaneous pieces—``a chorale of my own assumed voices.'' Before, during, and after halting (but ultimately successful) attempts to find his fictional voice, Kennedy plowed the fields of nonfiction as a reporter, book critic, and pop-culture fan. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMING CORSAGE by William Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Filled with precise details of Albany's vanished life, narrated in a prose both salty and exact, catching the vigorous cadence of spoken English, this is the most impressive entry in the Albany Cycle since Ironweed. (First printing of 100,000; $75,000 ad/promo)"
``Leave the dead. Read full book review >

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ROSCOE by William Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Hardly a work of art, then, but a fine, feisty addition to the impudent and entertaining Albany Cycle."
"She named me after a housekeeper? Why? / Same reason she threw hard-boiled eggs at her poodle." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"A fine baseball book and an expert social history."
Sports Illustrated senior editor Kennedy follows the days of Joe DiMaggio's immortal hitting streak, evoking the mood of a long-gone America to which DiMaggio was a central figure. Read full book review >

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DAY by A.L. Kennedy
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Living within Day's consciousness can be a claustrophobic reading experience."
In a novel set in the years after World War II, occasional flights of poetry can't compensate for a lack of narrative momentum. Read full book review >