Search Results: "Rich Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Too many detours confuse this account of an inspiring achievement."
Sports Illustrated senior editor Gorant (Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, 2010, etc.) recounts the tale of a rescue dog who became a world champion Frisbee dog and a mascot for pit bulls. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

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WAR & WATERMELON by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy Brody's story as he, in these few weeks, makes one small step toward manhood. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Brody Winslow says, "It feels like my whole life's about to change. Moving into junior high is like stepping out of childhood, whether you want to or not." Read full book review >

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DISHES by Rich Wallace
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Wallace's true form shines with short, choppy, succinct chapters and an action-driven plot full of laughs, misunderstandings, grit and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Ogunquit, Maine: Gayest. Town. Ever. And Danny's destination for a summer job. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It was an odd feeling, but he was a child and it was not entirely new to him'—but they are deeply amusing and Matje's sophisticated cartoons will keep children smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is the curious story of Wallace Hoskins, who is small for his age and never seen without his large red fireman's hat. Read full book review >

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WICKED CRUEL by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Well-crafted, eerie tales of the bonds between the dead and the living. Wicked good. (Ghost stories. 10 & up)"
Welcome to Cheshire Notch, N.H., "a town where kids grow up aware of the many spirits in their midst." Read full book review >

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SPORTS CAMP by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Good fun for young sportsmen. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Pitched directly at sports fanatics, Wallace's new novel follows an 11-year-old boy during his first visit to Camp Olympia, where he'll join with his new buddies in Cabin Three to compete with five other cabins in various sports for the coveted camp trophy. Read full book review >

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PERPETUAL CHECK by Rich Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A decent choice for boys looking for mental rather than physical adventures. (Fiction. YA)"
Fighting, flirting and familial pressure set the scene for an intense day at a regional chess tournament. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD PUNCH by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Readers will wish there were more to it. (Fiction. YA)"
To everyone around him, Michael Kerrigan is "almost too good to be true." Read full book review >

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SECOND-STRING CENTER by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"However, for reluctant readers and sports fans, this, like the rest of the series, is a strong choice. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cornell "Dunk" Duncan and his team from Dunk Under Pressure (2006) return for another in the Winning Season series. Read full book review >

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SHOTS ON GOAL by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Engrossing fare. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Wallace flattens the sophomore jinx in this taut, present-tense tale of an underdog high-school soccer team battling internal dissension, set in the same Pennsylvania town as his strong debut, Wrestling Sturbridge (1996). Read full book review >

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WRESTLING STURBRIDGE by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"The young characters here, male and female, are all athletes, but not stereotyped jocks, and Wallace limns the pleasures and limitations of small-town culture with a sure hand. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This strong debut, set in a small Pennsylvania town where local sports rule, pits a senior wrestler against both a close friend and the prospect of a dead-end, beer-and-factory-work future. Read full book review >