Search Results: "Patricia Romanowski"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1991

"A plodding narrative, replete with maudlin clichÇs about good living, that may comfort the faithful but will leave cynics even more dour."
Psychic Anderson is back, with more long-winded cosmic messages of love and advice for better living. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1994

"By the end, Funicello is able to look back without taking any of it, especially albums like Italianette and Hawaiianette, too seriously. (Doubleday Book Club selection)"
The girl next door tells all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2002

"Extraordinary people with extraordinary experiences—all expressed in leaden prose that drags to earth a story that should soar."
In language most hackneyed, a mother relates her daughter's struggle to survive pediatric HIV/AIDS and her emergence as a spokesperson for AIDS awareness. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AN A FROM MISS KELLER by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Equally sound as inspiration and writing advice, this tale fits neatly in Polacco's oeuvre. (Picture book. 6-12)"
There are now a half-dozen stories by Polacco about teachers who made a difference for her as she grew up. This one is about "Killer Keller," who never gave an A to anyone and whose students did not always last out the semester. Read full book review >

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ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Consider Tom Birdseye and Ethan Long's Oh, Yeah! (2003) for backyard-camping fun instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clichéd story accompanied by less-than-engaging illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE CLUB by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Her signature expressive illustrations of children and adults' sadness, relief and gladness rendered in pencils and markers complete this sentimental yet poignant story that will surely trigger a few tears for some and empathetic understanding for all. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Very best friends Traci and Marilyn are in Miss Wichelman's warm, friendly and inspiring fifth-grade classroom led by an encouraging teacher whose daily motto is to make lemonade out of life's sour lemons. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN RICHIE AND THE ULTIMATE DARE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A terrific tale to share. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this absolutely delightful follow-up to Polacco's My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994), younger sister Trisha opens by detailing Richie's total state of disgustingness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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MRS. KATZ AND TUSH by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Truly affectionate and heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Larnel gets to know newly widowed Mrs. Katz when he goes along with his mother to pay a comforting visit; next day, he goes back with a tailless kitten ("Tush") that she agrees to accept "if you'll come and help me with her." Read full book review >

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PICNIC AT MUDSOCK MEADOW by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Proof that Polacco can work her magic on even the most hackneyed plot. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Polacco returns to the small-town scene of Meteor! (1987) for an affectionate, if stylized, boy-girl story. Read full book review >