Search Results: "Ralph Branca"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Like a ballpark frank, it might be a little overdone, and some bits might be tough to swallow, but you can't help but enjoy it."
The pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's 1951 pennant-winning homerun, the legendary "Shot Heard ‘Round the World," spins yarns from a bygone era when baseball was still king. Read full book review >

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BATMAN by Ralph Cosentino
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"To younger children, Batman will come across as sinister, but not uncomfortably so, and despite all the crimefighting depicted, the level of explicit violence is relatively low. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Joining the pre-release buzz for his latest film (scheduled for summer), Batman steps out of the shadows to introduce himself to less practiced readers who might be a little hazy on what he's all about. Read full book review >

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LITTLE.COM by Ralph Steadman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"The artist's fans might key in, but most young readers will be left in the dark. (Picture book. 7-9)"
When your computer powers down, the little "dot" is off-duty. You don't think it just sits there, do you? Read full book review >

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RALPH MASIELLO'S ROBOT DRAWING BOOK by Ralph Masiello
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Brainstorming—a book that ought to launch a thousand robots. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Masiello elegantly and joyfully taps into a thankfully enduring artistic tradition: the step-by-step technique that walks readers by hand through the creation of an image on paper. Read full book review >

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THE ONE O’CLOCK CHOP by Ralph Fletcher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"However, Fletcher's insight into Matt and his boat dreams fly off the page with a solid resonance that will make this a quick, light, summer beach read. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Long-Islander Matt wants a used Boston Whaler and has his eye on one that will cost him around $900. Read full book review >

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UNCLE DADDY by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"In this age of step and other nontraditional family groupings, the story should reassure youngsters that it's okay to love two father figures at the same time. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Rivers was three, his father went out to get a pizza and never returned. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 17, 1990

As it must to all funny men, autobiography has come to Schoenstein. Read full book review >

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VIRGIN FICTION by Alexander Ralph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1998

"The shining hook is that readers who are struggling writers under 35 are invited to submit their own fiction for future issues—no agent needed."
The first collection of short fiction in a projected annual series culled from a contest sponsored by the online magazine Salon. Read full book review >

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A CARDINAL OFFENSE by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

McInerny, who's alternated lately between dark-hued character studies (Mom and Dead, 1993, etc.) and his Father Roger Dowling mysteries, tries his hand at a combination plate in this generously fashioned, punishingly paced look at the epidemic of annulled marriages in the US Church. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Retains little of gonzo journalism's original fun and destructive joy."
The original art director of all things gonzo, Steadman recalls 30 years of mythic adventures with the Master. Read full book review >