Search Results: "Richard Lally"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"New tales and golden oldies, all told with a touch of spicy mustard."
Sportswriter Lally (co-author, Long Balls, No Strikes, 1998, etc.) skillfully weaves together eyewitness accounts of famous moments in Yankee history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1999

"Lovers of baseball, detractors of baseball, and even those alienated from it—all will be drawn to this outstanding and outspoken, no-punches-pulled prescription for the ills of the Grand Old Game. (Author tour)"
After a monster 1998 season, baseball is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"The Red Sox just delivered the World Series, but Lee delivers the beauty of elemental baseball: two pleasures the sport sorely needed."
Now in his mid-50s, countercultural and free-spirited as ever, the popular ex-Major League southpaw continues to zip curveballs over the plate and at the establishment in this sequel to The Wrong Stuff (1984). Read full book review >

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A HIVE FOR THE HONEYBEE by Soinbhe Lally
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Not Brewster's quirky, accomplished drawings of insects with human heads, nor the author's rich harvest of bee lore can rescue this labored satire. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lally uses a broad brush in this sexist allegory, contrasting—at length—the industrious female worker bees and the charming but dim-witted male drones, with their thoroughly ineffectual government and religion. Read full book review >

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EGGSHELLS by Caitriona Lally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Absent the dramatic character arcs or plot twists readers would expect from an American novel, this urban fairy tale delivers something that is both subtle and profound in its examination of the human soul. Magically delicious."
Dubliner Vivian Lawlor doesn't fit in anywhere. Will she ever find her place in this world? Read full book review >

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A WORK OF ART by Micayla Lally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A pleasant love story with a less-than-charming hero."
Circumstances and misunderstandings separate a young couple who must overcome past mistakes to find bliss in this contemporary, Australia-set debut romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDER TIMES by Kevin Lally
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1996

"An intelligent if somewhat plodding biography that gets most of its occasional sparkle from the wit of Wilder himself. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Lally, managing editor of The Film Journal, offers the first Wilder biography in several years, covering the director's last films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"But still, because or no because, it's a pleasure to see Jack learning to negotiate his way through the world, from longing questions to innocent answers that reveal far too much plain honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since Torrey's wobbly, irresistible artwork tells the whole story, there is no reason to ask any explicit questions—such as, "Why is half the cake eaten?" or, "Why are you covered in Band-Aids?"—but young Jack always has the answer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This is a sweet, tongue-in-cheek look at growing up that will reassure the youngest sufferers of youth that they are not alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For those children who just cannot wait to grow up comes a tale that emphasizes their growing pains and the importance of their families' support. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ELEPHANT IN THE BACKYARD by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"He isn't the first to visit a village where people and elephants cohabit, but he offers a closer, more intimate portrait than readers will find in Jeremy C. Schmidt's In the Village of the Elephants (1994), or Roland Smith's In the Forest with Elephants (1998). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Young readers may never complain about feeding or cleaning up after the dog again once they've met Wan Pen, a four-year-old pet/sibling/working animal belonging to a family in a Thai village. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF by Richard Egielski
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The attractive design includes decorated borders around the illustrations and an old-fashioned typeface in brown against beige backgrounds with the look of parchment or vellum. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Caldecott Medalist Egielski focuses on one incident in the life of St. Read full book review >