Search Results: "Maceo Parker"


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98% FUNKY STUFF by Maceo Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A lightweight but enjoyable memoir from a humble man who has enjoyed a career he can be proud of."
A breezy, anecdotal memoir by the funky saxophonist who reveals himself to be an uncommonly decent man. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mechanical-avian friendship is an endearing one. Read full book review >

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SUCKING UP by Deborah Parker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A short book with a fierce bite."
The title suggests the tone, which offers more caustic wit than one usually expects in a quasi-academic overview. Read full book review >

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MISSILE MOUSE by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Intelligent space opera and a realistically rounded hero will have young fans of the future demanding the next volume. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
When his mission to recover an ancient star compass goes wrong, intrepid Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse finds himself saddled with a partner. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though captioned by one-liners that don't always seem to be addressed to children ('4 bunnies finding love in the shade' being the most obvious example), this recalls the art of Elisa Kleven for visual exuberance, and makes a promising young-audience debut. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Positively dancing with fanciful flowers rendered in bright, broadly brushed watercolor, this showcases a textile designer's art with successive scenes of small creatures, from "1 cat purring in the garden" to "10 butterflies flitting among the flowers." Read full book review >

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STUDS TERKEL by Tony Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Unfortunately, unlike his subject, Parker has not learned how to induce on-guard interviewees to open up in surprising, revealing, fresh ways. (Radio satellite tour)"
British oral interviewer Parker (The Violence of Our Lives, 1995. etc.) pays tribute to the master of his craft: 84-year-old Louis ``Studs'' Terkel. Read full book review >

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"Genuinely uplifting and inspiring."
An honest, heartbreaking memoir that chronicles a pattern of tragedy and confusion. Read full book review >

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PRINCE PHILIP by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Of interest to the royalty-obsessed only. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Parker's previous book about royalty, on the Duke of Windsor (King of Fools, 1989), was a gossipy quick read, but Prince Philip makes for a tamer subject with less egregiously dirty laundry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An accomplished study of a battle that figures in all the standard WWII textbooks but is rarely given much more than a mention."
A careful reconstruction of the Allied campaign, throughout the winter of 1943-44, to break the Nazi hold on southern Italy. Read full book review >

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AN ACCIDENTAL COWBOY by Jameson Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2003

"Smart, disarming, and forgivably sentimental."
A former television star who took to the trail extols a disappearing way of life. Read full book review >