Search Results: "Rick Morrissey"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"A remarkably timely dispatch from the turbulent Land of Oz."
A Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist examines the highly idiosyncratic ways of Ozzie Guillen, baseball's most controversial manager. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Relentlessly enjoyable, and enhanced by the author's absolute refusal to keep even a shred of his dignity intact."
Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. 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 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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THE MONSTER TRAP by Dean Morrissey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Morrissey uses light and shadow expertly to add a feeling of mystery to each scene, but by the end, there are definitely no nightmares left in the closet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mercer Mayer meets Rembrandt in the tenebrous, accomplished oils that illustrate this lad-meets-night-monsters tale. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF DREAMS by Dean Morrissey
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A handsome book that, despite its efforts to be wondrous, is just pleasantly decorative. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages) (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate dividend selection; author tour)"
Joey wants a glimpse of the Sandman. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT KETTLES by Dean Morrissey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Readers are likely to ignore the unexceptional plot and characters to pore over the pictures, which are executed with dazzling virtuosity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Having met the Sandman himself in Ship of Dreams (1994), Joey falls in with a larger cast of elementals, including Father Time and Mother Nature. Read full book review >

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SYLVANUS NOW by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2006

"Absorbing human drama, in Morrissey's best yet."
A way of life is compromised and threatened, and life goes stubbornly on, in the Canadian author's third novel, following Downhill Chance (2003). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"A realistic yet positive approach to the great questions of death and life, the value of the human person, and faith."
A moving and highly personal account of Roman Catholic priest Morrissey's work with the terminally ill as a member of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York City. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND AT BLENHEIM by J.P. Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2002

"If Vanbrugh weren't such a hypocritical prig, one might feel sorry for him, trapped in an atmospheric house among a devious household in this coldly stylish debut."
Everyone knows that weekend house parties, especially parties in distinctive British country houses, mean trouble. Read full book review >