Search Results: "Legs McNeil"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR NOBODY by Gillian McCain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"While the voice is authentic, this book is an experience, not a crafted narrative. (Memoir. 14-18)"
The posthumous memoir of a drug-abusing teen who died of cystic fibrosis. Read full book review >

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I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE by Mickey Leigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Overlong but intermittently fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of punk's most unlikely icons."
The late Joey Ramone is feted with tough love in these cradle-to-grave memories from his kid brother Mickey Leigh (born Mitch Hyman). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"An essential accompaniment to the first, still-thrilling punk records, this preposterously entertaining document just reeks with all the brilliance and filth of the Blank Generation. (illustrations, not seen)"
Punk's chaotic energy and revolutionary spirit come through vividly in this mesmerizing account of American punk. Read full book review >

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FOUR LEGS BAD, TWO LEGS GOOD! by D.B. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Slightly cubist, cartoon-like illustrations in mixed media capture the lighthearted politics of this comic animal farm. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A clever duck teaches a lazy, autocratic pig a memorable lesson in barnyard egalitarianism. Read full book review >

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SEA LEGS by Alex Shearer
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Unfortunately, most readers won't much care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A breathless, stream-of-consciousness first-person narrative voice, offbeat humor, and an oddly adult sensibility combine in a rambling adventure that may leave readers feeling as if they have just heard a very long shaggy dog tale. Read full book review >

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RED LEGS by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"A misguided effort that lacks animation in story and art and never finds a voice. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
"War is hell," General William T. Sherman is purported to have said, having been through more than one hellish battle himself. Read full book review >

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FROG LEGS by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"Not an essential choice for one's collection, but a nice book for kids who love frogs and nonsense poetry. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
A collection of 24 deliberately silly poems illustrated with dancing, prancing, and hopping frogs. Read full book review >

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MUMMY'S LEGS by Kate Bingham
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Efforts at seriousness that read like daytime TV on the page."
Sarah Ellis is ten when her mother Catherine tries to commit suicide—in a first novel from Britisher Bingham that tries hard but fails to be meaningful or moving. Read full book review >

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NICE LEGS! by Larry Zeiger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A pleasant collection of reminiscences and japes."
Two oenophile buddies share their misadventures in this winsome collection of real-life shaggy-dog stories. Read full book review >

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SPIDER LEGS by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Some promising characters blundering around in a madhouse: a showcase of what goes wrong when writers, editors, and publishers sleepwalk through production."
Man-made monster yarn written by nonfiction author Pickover and rewritten by Anthony (Faun and Games, p. 1167, etc.) into a school-of-absurdism ecological rant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A moving and believable account. (Memoir. 8-12)"
Desperate to learn to read, 8-year-old Olemaun badgers her father to let her leave her island home to go to the residential school for Inuit children in Aklavik, in Canada's far north. Read full book review >

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DADDY WRONG LEGS by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Good, silly fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
A split-page board book allows readers to mix and match the upper bodies and legs of animal daddies, a skeleton father and a human dad. Read full book review >