Search Results: "Rick Lacy"


BOOK REVIEW

LACY EYE by Jessica Treadway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A worthwhile story marred by a terrible title."
Treadway checks in with this novel about family, emotional wounds and blind love. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE ODYSSEY by Tim Mucci
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A brisk, energetic read. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Classic works are often reimagined as comics, frequently as an attempt to make stodgy old books attractive and palatable to younger 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 >

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IN A GREEN SHADE by Allen Lacy
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2000

"Lacy's garden, like his mind, is a fine mosaic of whimsy and understatement, and a provocation for readers to go forth and cultivate. (line drawings throughout)"
Highly opinionated rambles through a variety of gardens, most of them his own, from horticulturalist and curmudgeon Lacy (The American Gardener, 1988, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY DECISION by Lacy Crawford
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Much like The Nanny Diaries—sincere and readable."
A struggling young tutor tries to find her destiny among the children of privilege in this cutting peek at the vicious world of college applications. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Essays laden with the verbal clunkiness of the politically correct art cartel, joined by a more useful index of artists and projects."
Preachy and polemical essays trace 25 years of alternative public art, addressing an exciting topic with airless earnestness. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMTUNNEL SEQUENCE by Mark E. Lacy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Solid writing and a twisting plot make for a decent high-fantasy debut."
Two warriors unexpectedly touched by sorcery go on separate quests in an attempt to defeat a great evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDSHIP by Tamara Neal
Released: June 24, 2014

"A light and breezy view of an inclusive, perfect world in which everyone can be friends."
Neal's (Kinship, 2013, etc.) latest picture book presents an idealized view of universal friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Taxifornia 2016 by James V. Lacy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 20, 2015

"A spirited, thoughtful anthology."
A collection of essays that skewers California state government for confiscatory taxation and ideological partisanship. Read full book review >