Search Results: "Kent Culotta"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >

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BUSY TRUCKS ON THE GO by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Truck lovers will be so enthralled they will probably float right past the visual miscues, at least the first few times around. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A boy and his dad see lots of trucks about town. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
by Eric Ode, illustrated by Kent Culotta, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As rhyming stories go, this one finds its rhythm early on and keeps on rockin' till the upbeat end. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Nobody gets the show on the road with more pizazz than Dan, the Taxi Man. Read full book review >

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PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF HEXBRIDGE CASTLE by Gabrielle Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Unoriginal but still enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young boy's life goes from dull to extraordinary in Kent's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1995

"The best installment yet in this fine, underrated series."
Even though they're married now, there's no happy ending for Atlantic City Officer Louis Monroe and his wife, ex-hooker Ellie. Read full book review >

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BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Even the epiphanies seem like reheated leftovers."
A meditation on morality returns the author to the High Plains of Colorado, with diminishing returns for the reader. Read full book review >

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ONCE A DANCER... by Allegra Kent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"My stomach was a large, round, hard dome like a planetarium'')."
A daffy and unexpectedly poignant autobiography by the beguiling Balanchine ballerina celebrated in her heyday as a ``rubber orchid.'' Kent, born Iris Margo Cohen in 1937 ``on the very day Edith Wharton died, but in a different time zone,'' repossesses as a writer the unpredictable charm of her dancing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Neither the first attempt to demythologize Joseph, nor the last word on his people, but an intriguing study of a man and a legend."
A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Read full book review >

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ALL OF THE NIGHT by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A delightfully calamitous chronicle of city struggles, bad luck, and mismatched dating."
After a series of unfortunate events, a recent college graduate questions his faith in life and love. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"A wide-ranging, comprehensive study of the meta-history of human civilization."
A learned historian offers a challenging road map for humanity's future. Read full book review >