Search Results: "Rick Lyman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Vivid takes form an impressive montage."
A collection of exemplary pieces about the movies that influenced contemporary filmmakers. 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 >

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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 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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PYONGYANG'S RECRUIT by Lyman Decker
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Decker's first effort is an easy read with a twist ending, but it lacks bite."
When FBI counterintelligence specialist Lane McCormick is awakened in the middle of the night and summoned to investigate the suicide of a CIA agent, he finds himself caught in a maelstrom of espionage, alcoholism and sex. Read full book review >

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OVER THE JOSHUA SLOPE by Lyman Hafen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story loses focus briefly when one rancher learns that his son has been killed in a helicopter crash; otherwise, this well-knit, undemanding first novel about a boy winning acceptance and working on his sense of self-worth has a satisfying solidity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A modern cattle roundup becomes a 12-year-old's rite of passage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Resourceful, lucid, sweeping—a true and refining pleasure. (Photos—130—not seen.)"
A historical survey of the idea of gentility as expressed in architecture, furnishings, fashions, manners, and taste from about 1690-1850. Read full book review >

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MORMONS IN AMERICA by Claudia Lauper Bushman
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Readers will be left with a great appreciation for the determination and spiritualism of the Mormons. (b&w photographs and reproductions, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This entry in Oxford's Religion in American Life series is a scholarly and well-researched history of Mormonism in America. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Richard Lyman Bushman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"More complete but less evenhanded than Robert Remini's Joseph Smith (2002); some readers may find parts of Bushman's narrative to be overly credulous."
Orthodox life of the decidedly unorthodox Joseph Smith, founder and prophet of Mormonism. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >