Search Results: "Peter A. Galuszka"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A disturbing and pessimistic narrative documenting little-known problems of fossil-fuel dependence."
Scrupulously researched account of coal's resurgence, focused on the Upper Big Branch mine explosion that killed 29 miners in 2010. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A loving and forceful reminder that Keats' Peter is our Peter—always. (author's notes, Keats bibliography, resources, photographs) (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-10)"
A love letter to the man who gave readers the beautiful and enduring image of a black boy in a red hooded snowsuit. Read full book review >

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PETER PETER PICKS A PUMPKIN HOUSE by Christine Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Though an interesting premise, the final product bears little fruit. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Inspired by "Jack and the Beanstalk" as well as the familiar nursery rhyme, this chapter book tells a middling origin story about Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's infamous abode. Read full book review >

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PETER IS JUST A BABY by Marisabina Russo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"For families who are just as happy to do without sturm und drang in their new-baby books, this is just the ticket. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A precocious big sister is unimpressed by her baby brother in this slice-of-life picture book on sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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PETER SPIT A SEED AT SUE by Jackie French Koller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Light as a pie and sweet as melon, this slight story should find an enthusiastic audience with parents and grandparents nostalgic for a simpler, sillier time, who will enjoy sharing the fun with young listeners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slapstick farce bounces along in rollicking rhyme accompanied by exaggerated cartoon-style illustrations featuring round-cheeked, wide-eyed characters sporting skinny extremities and outsized feet. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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PETER O'TOOLE by Robert Sellers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This engrossing biography of an often excruciatingly difficult though uniquely gifted actor should encourage readers to seek out some of O'Toole's many memorable film performances."
The life and career of enigmatic stage and film actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013). Read full book review >

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PUFFIN PETER by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A sweet tale of friendship and persistence. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a storm separates two best friends, the other sea creatures step in to try and facilitate a reunion. Read full book review >