Search Results: "Rick Koster"


BOOK REVIEW

TEXAS MUSIC by Rick Koster
Released: March 1, 1998

"A lively and affectionate study for music lovers of all stripes. (100 b&w photos, 7 maps, not seen)"
Veteran music journalist Koster surveys music from the state with the most to offer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLASS MOUNTAIN by R.M. Koster
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Glass Mountain is an arduous climb. Still, it's always good to know what Koster is up to, even if he's never come close to matching the achievement of his Tinieblas novels."
A high-concept premise unfortunately obscures both characterization and theme in the latest from Koster, an American writer based in Panama who's best known for his Latin American-based, science-fictional Tinieblas Trilogy (The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMICHAEL'S DOG by R.M. Koster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A sort of cross between J. P. Donleavy and William Burroughs: good in small doses, but likely to leave most readers in the dust."
Rich but chaotic novel from the author of ``The Tinieblas Trilogy'': The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Some wavering, but Signet has a winner here overall."
Eighteen original stories (eleven by women) in a celebratory 50th anniversary anthology of Signet authors and the first hardcover in this publisher's history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEANUT-FREE CAFÉ by Gloria Koster
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An attractive package with a heavy mission that manages to keep its balance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Allergies to peanuts can kill and Koster and Cocca-Leffler demonstrate these dangers with brightness and feeling, using Simon and his multicultural classmates as foils because, guess what their favorite lunch food is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ACCIDENTAL GENIUS OF WEASEL HIGH by Rick Detorie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"No accidental work of genius, this—Detorie's carefully crafted novel is an engaging experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old aspiring filmmaker Larkin Pace is documenting his daily life to prepare for the big screens of Hollywood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >