Search Results: "Ralph Frammolino"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"An engrossing tale of greed and malfeasance within the uppermost strata of high culture."
Intricate exposé of sordid acquisition practices at prestigious museums. 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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WONDER WOMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Still, she stands as proof that there's more to this superhero business than big muscles and testosterone-fueled aggression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

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SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While it's certainly never too soon to introduce children to the first and still greatest of the modern costumed crime-fighters, he, and they, deserve better than this knockoff. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." 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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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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RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES by Ralph Valentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2009

"An entertaining, imaginative saga of people knocked way out of their comfort zones."
A hippie chick drags a middle-aged businessman into a cell of Euro-insurrectionaries in this Vietnam-era romantic thriller. 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 >