Search Results: "Pamela M. Tuck"


BOOK REVIEW

AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY by Pamela M. Tuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A warm, if understated, title about the struggle for equality. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tribute to her father, Tuck's school desegregation story highlights an African-American boy's triumph in a typing tournament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

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TUCK EVERLASTING by Natalie Babbitt
Released: Nov. 1, 1975

"However the compelling fitness of theme and event and the apt but unexpected imagery (the opening sentences compare the first week in August when this takes place to 'the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning') help to justify the extravagant early assertion that had the secret about to be revealed been known at the time of the action, the very earth 'would have trembled on its axis like a beetle on a pin.'"
At a time when death has become an acceptable, even voguish subject in children's fiction, Natalie Babbitt comes through with a stylistic gem about living forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND TUCK by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Warmhearted and exceptionally attractive. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Though Harry and Tuck may not always want the same thing, each twin knows the other's preferences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M and M by John A. Peak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An accomplished actioner with unfulfilled hints of something deeper."
What could be worse than a 17-week-old infant admitted to Gunnison Memorial Hospital showing signs of traumatic brain injury from grabbing, shaking, and banging? Dr. Vicki Shea, who's returned to medicine and finished a pediatric residency since last seen as a medical malpractice attorney (Mortal Judgment, 1999), finds out when she's assigned the case of Charlotte Sanderson, stilled by injuries her mother, Julia Wilkins-Sanderson, insists are the result of a highly improbable accident. Read full book review >