Search Results: "Nola Buck"


BOOK REVIEW

NOLA by Robin Hemley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Ultimately, though, even these artistic comparisons become hackneyed in their self-conscious pretensions to discovering Truth. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This profile of the author's sister succumbs to self-absorption, revealing the painful difficulties of trying to capture the life of a family member. Read full book review >

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HEY, LITTLE BABY! by Nola Buck
Released: March 30, 1999

"The illustrations, executed with a fine, loose drawing style, portray a chaotic but normal, believable household with modern, identifiable objects and scenarios. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In facile rhyme, a preschooler lists all the things she can do: "I can dress myself in my very own clothes. Read full book review >

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BUCK by MK Asante
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Asante is a talented writer, but his memoir is undernourished."
A young black man's self-destructive arc, cut short by a passion for writing. Read full book review >

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HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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BUCK FEVER by Cynthia Chapman Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"While this is ultimately yet another father-and-son-resolve-expectations story, its rural Pennsylvania hunting-community milieu sets it apart—just don't expect kids who hunt to want to read it, because it's not for them. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Joey doesn't fail to shoot the deer because of "buck fever"—the jitters that often accompany a novice hunter's first trip—he just plumb doesn't want to kill it. Read full book review >

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OH, CATS! by Nola Buck
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"It can't be easy to make so few words add up to so much fun, but Buck and Westcott have done it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book that is a pleasure to read once and again—Buck (Sid and Sam, p. 65, etc.) scores with this entry in the My First I Can Read Book series. Read full book review >

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SID AND SAM by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"The whole endeavor runs to blatant exaggeration, but the effect is distinctly childlike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sid and Sam sing a song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCK NAKED by Joyce Burditt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Invincibly ordinary stuff."
Still mooning over Michael Jamieson, the boyfriend whose defection sent her around the bend into drugs, drug rehab, and her psychiatrist mother's dubiously comforting arms, L.A. private eye Demeter (Dutch) O'Brien signs on for what she thinks will be a restful change of pace—script consultant to Buck Stevens's hit TV series Stone, Private Eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING BUCK McHENRY by Alfred Slote
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"A solid, accessible, rewarding story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Contriving, remarkably, to fashion a second thoughtful yet entertaining sports story around baseball cards (cf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCK OWENS by Eileen Sisk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A tough but fair portrait of Owens's three faces: talented musician, genius businessman and despicable creep."
Unsparing tell-all biography of country-music icon Buck Owens (1929-2006). Read full book review >