Search Results: "Richard Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

RATIONAL POLEMICS by Richard Todd Devens
NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2013

"Intellectual fodder for like-minded conservatives."
Devens, in his debut, holds forth on a broad selection of societal ills, inconveniences, inequities and inanities. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Other writing guides have more nuts-and-bolts advice, but few combine the verve and plainspokenness of this book, which exemplifies its title."
Legendary literary journalist Kidder (Strength in What Remains, 2009, etc.) and his longtime editor trade war stories and advice for the ambitious nonfiction writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"An elegant, affectionate and sometimes cranky depiction of a very confused state of affairs."
In his first book, magazine journalist Todd (Creative Writing/Goucher Coll.) investigates what it means to be "real" in a world that feels increasingly fabricated, polished and marketed. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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PRYOR CONVICTIONS by Richard Pryor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 1995

"This is a powerful autobiography of a talented man who made every effort to ruin his body and his career and lived to tell the tale. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Pryor reflects on a life of humor and hard living altered forever by the recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >

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IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This picture book is A-OK. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >

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THE THANKFUL BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Parr focuses his simplistic childlike art and declarative sentences on gratitude for the pleasures and wonders of a child's everyday life. Read full book review >