Search Results: "Pete Brown"


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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW PETE by Bruce Springsteen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A handsome, undercooked curio best enjoyed by Springsteen's devoted—and in conjunction with the source material."
Cartoonist Caruso (Heart Transplant, 2010, etc.) adapts Springsteen's song about the inescapability of one's own nature into a picture book.Read full book review >

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PETE & PICKLES by Berkeley Breathed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"08), this clash of personalities is enhanced in the art by an extreme size differential, and the result is a comically silly, warmly affirmative package. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Out the window goes Pete the pig's perfectly predictable routine one stormy night when Pickles, a free-spirited fugitive circus elephant, comes crashing in. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"Brown's wit and extensive research make this a solid book of history, sociology and literature, as well as a great travel guide."
The centuries-long story of the George Inn, which may not have been Shakespeare's local, but proves fascinating nonetheless. Read full book review >

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PETE ROSE by Kostya Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A remarkable book about a fascinating, vexing figure."
A reflection on the meaning of legendary baseball player Pete Rose. Read full book review >

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PETE THE SHEEP-SHEEP by Jackie French
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"It's a sweetly fleecy tale of outsider-makes-good, the genially inevitable ending entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a sort of "queer eye for the straight sheep," a mild-mannered shearer and his sheep-sheep show a trio of tough shearers how to get in touch with their stylish sides. Read full book review >

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SMARTYPANTS (PETE IN SCHOOL) by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"The humor and details won't work for group readings, but this is an excellent choice for early readers to try on their own or with a playful adult. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A delightful, cleverly written combination of wackiness and academia. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Sweet wondrous life to live' seems—well, sweet, it's also piquantly ironic in light of the struggles awaiting these promising, much-beloved children. (Poetry. 5+)"
Enchanting period photos of young African-Americans, which Myers collected from "dusty bins in antique shops, flea markets, auction houses, and museum collections." Read full book review >

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PETE WON'T EAT  by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"New readers will eat this up. (Early reader. 5-7)"
This charmer of an early reader presents an ironic twist on the tried-and-true picky-eater character by casting him as a pig. Read full book review >