Search Results: "Richard Scrimger"


BOOK REVIEW

DOWNSIDE UP by Richard Scrimger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An ambitious, touching work that goes a step too far. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A boy deals with his grief. Read full book review >

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ME & DEATH by Richard Scrimger
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 13, 2010

"A better choice is Gary Soto's lyrical, melancholic The Afterlife (2003). (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An uninspired send-up of A Christmas Carol. Read full book review >

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WEERDEST DAY EVER! by Richard Scrimger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An unconventional narrator steals the show. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A missing sword, a cow, a one-armed man, and a first crush all combine to make this camping trip the weerdest ever. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF AND ME by Richard Scrimger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Readers will respond to this improbable, deeply sympathetic hero. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Bunny is no stranger to trouble. In fact, most of his recent trouble can be traced back to his mysterious grandfather David McLean. Read full book review >

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INK ME by Richard Scrimger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Most intellectually disabled characters in children's fiction are siblings or pals whose treatment by other characters signals their compassion or otherwise. Bunny's a rare hero—not on anyone's journey but his own. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Meet Bunny (short for Bernard) O'Toole—mentally slow, physically strong and fast—the observant, nonjudgmental narrator of this convoluted but enjoyable fable of Toronto gang life recorded in believable, phonetically spelled prose. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS BUN BUN by Richard Scrimger
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2002

"This is a light but involving read that nicely portrays how a child can affect her environment for it is Winifred's aplomb and fancy that keeps the situation from turning panicky. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What begins as a visit to Uncle Dave's new condominium, turns into an almost-magical adventure at the Castle Apartments. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >