Search Results: "Philip Yates"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIRATE’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Philip Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In the manner of many a pirate character, however, Sir Peggedy has a peg leg, an eye patch and a hook replacing one hand like Captain Hook, piratical literary conventions that may be seen as making light of legitimate disabilities. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Yo-ho, ho, ho, ye landlubbers! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE MUMMIES by Philip Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"And the misadventures here will draw chortles from young readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
" ‘This is the pits!' / said a mummy one day, / ‘I am bored stiff— / let's go outside and PLAY!' " Ten little mummies venture out of their "dreary old tomb" for a day of heatstroke, sudden winds, and encounters with various predators, all of which whittle their number down one by one. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVES COUNTING by Louise Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A worthy addition to the ranks of animal-themed counting books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yates' lovable Dog—of Dog Loves Books (2010) and Dog Loves Drawing (2012)—is back for some counting fun. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVES DRAWING by Louise Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Dog makes it easy to share his passions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Crockett Johnson's Harold and Purple Crayon (1955) is a fruitful progenitor, and this descendent gleefully incorporates three distinct visual styles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER PLACE by Alexander Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A thoroughly original tale with plenty of appeal for older middle-graders through teens. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
Reeling from their widowed father's sudden death, Tess and Axel are whisked from rural Baldwin, New York, to Helsinki by Jaana, the stern Finnish grandmother they've just met, to live in their grandparents' tiny condo—a prospect dismaying to all, including the children's long-dead mother, who has her own agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY GUTHRIE by Janelle Yates
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Exemplary work, even better than Yurchenko's A Mighty Hard Road (McGraw Hill, 1970). (b&w photographs, index, end notes, chronology, bibliography, discography) (Biography. 12+)"
An illuminating, solidly documented portrait of this country's most influential white folk singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRING EVERYBODY by Dwight Yates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Yates is a wise stylist who knows exactly where he wants to go, but you'll want to shake the stiffness out of most of these stories."
In this debut collection, Yates explores, in precise prose, domestic life at its most intimate Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A goldmine of hand-picked information for those trying to navigate today's tough consumer terrain."
The Chicago Tribune's problem-solving advocate hacks through the bureaucratic roadblocks of the contemporary customer experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SMALL SURPRISE by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Small children who feel they aren't big enough to do anything will appreciate the message, while their adults might be inspired to look for the hidden talents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Small children may not be able to walk far, wipe their noses or tie their own shoes, but they have their own special talents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"An informed history of a company in turmoil and the inside story of America's obsession, for better or worse, with cars. (9 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Yates, as the proverbial fly on the wall, observes the internal workings of Chrysler, from the boardrooms to the assembly lines, at a critical moment in its recent history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Generates little original analysis about the Harley phenomenon. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
One fan's breathless overview of the impact Harley-Davidson motorcycles have had on individuals and popular culture. Read full book review >