Search Results: "Ned Zeman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Despite a rushed ending and a difficult narrator, the book is an exact, revealing and intermittently moving portrait of a talented but struggling artist."
As an adventurous young magazine writer for Vanity Fair, Zeman traveled the globe in pursuit of compelling subjects; in this searing memoir, he turns his reporter's gaze inward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNUCKLEBALL NED by R.A. Dickey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Well-intentioned but not quite a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A major league knuckleball pitcher pens a cautionary tale about self-esteem and standing up to bullies. Read full book review >

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COWBOY NED AND ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Warm, fuzzy and friendly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tomorrow is Cowboy Ned's birthday and he is far from home with only his trusty horse Andy to keep him company on the cattle drive. Read full book review >

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NED THE NEURON by Erica Warp
by Erica Warp, illustrated by Andy Warner, developed by Kizoom Labs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A rangy introduction to the parts of the brain and their functions that skips or dives, your choice. (works on iPad 2 and above) (iPad informational app. 10-14)"
A deep-dish serving of brain matter, but surprisingly digestible for all that. Read full book review >

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NED THE KNITTING PIRATE by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can one pirate ship contain both knitting needles and pirates' cutlasses? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY NED & ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

"Not great literature, but good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ned and his best friend, his horse Andy, have come to Abiline for some rest and relaxation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEKE AND NED by Larry McMurtry
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A mock-heroic tale of culture shock and sudden death along our westering frontier in which the principals (whether red or white) are portrayed as simple-minded primitives."
Pulitzer Prize winner McMurtry (Dead Man's Walk, 1995, etc.) and his collaborator on Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) attempt to bestow mythic stature on a maverick American Indian in this for-want-of-a-nail yarn set in 1870s Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS WITH TED AND NED by Theodore M. Hesburgh
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"This embarrassment aside, the excellent adventures of Ted & Ned prove a fine antidote to cabin fever."
Engaging fluff, as Catholic priest and former Notre Dame president Hesburgh (God, Country, Notre Dame, 1990) spends his first year in retirement poking around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, compassionate and smart retelling of prison stories 'so real, so starkly real, so brutally honest, they seem like our own.'"
In this debut memoir, a woman aims to cultivate learning in youths who, for whatever reason, have ended up behind bars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PINOCCHIO SYNDROME by David Zeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Stiff prose and, despite the plentiful thriller ingredients, hard-to-believe characters."
Heavy-handed first-outing political thriller with a kitchen-sink plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINDBAD IN THE LAND OF GIANTS by Ludmila Zeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Zeman includes a double-paged map of Sindbad's voyages and in an author's note, she explains not only the source of the story of Sindbad, but a bit about what readers see in the pictures. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Zeman, who has retold the story of Gilgamesh for children, here retells her second Sindbad (Sindbad, 1999) story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >