Search Results: "Robbyn Burger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EMERSON GOSPEL by Robbyn Burger
Released: March 5, 2012

"Nashville and Wall Street provide an authentic setting for smart characters, tight prose and just the right amount of detail."
In Burger's novel, the successful daughter of a country-music legend returns to her Tennessee home and realizes she has more in common with her dysfunctional family than she thought. Read full book review >

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BURGER! by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Whether parents and educators will be able to stomach it is a different matter. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A graphic novel with plenty of gross-out appeal, featuring space travel, giant maggots, and carnivorous grade-schoolers. Read full book review >

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BURGER BOY by Alan Durant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Embellished with eventful illustrations that are brimming with delightful comic details, this is a tasty and off-kilter romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of modern twisted tales rejoice: Young Benny doesn't like vegetables, but he LOVES burgers. Read full book review >

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BUN, ONION, BURGER by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Skip this—buy burgers and fixings instead. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disappointingly ho-hum salute to that summertime classic, the hamburger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURGER WUSS by M.T. Anderson
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Did somebody say McSatire? (Fiction. 13-15)"
Savaging young love, male adolescence, and—with tender attention to detail and wildly funny results—the fast food business, Anderson (Thirsty, 1997) pits a teenage doormat against a larger, smarter, nastier rival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2003

"Snide and strained."
A veteran British travel writer divides the US into food-related areas—and delivers a bilious tour of the union. Read full book review >

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TWIST WITH A BURGER, JITTER WITH A BUG by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Others have filled the pages with dance verbs and demonstrations; this particular treatment is modern and original. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lowery (Laurie Tells, 1994, etc.) folds a drumbeat into her book about all kinds of high-stepping. Read full book review >

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THE BARFTASTIC LIFE OF LOUIE BURGER by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A gusher of half-digested elements and overchewed laffs, more reminiscent of the late, unlamented Barf-O-Rama series than similarly premised novels like Gordon Korman's Maxx Comedy (2003) or James Patterson's I Funny (2012). (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a debut that would be more appropriately titled Stand-Up Chuck, Meyerhoff saddles a fifth-grade would-be comedian with both severe stage fright and a new classmate who comes between him and his best friend. Read full book review >

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LIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will celebrate and look forward to more. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nine-year-old Eleanor discovers that it's possible to like some things about sleep-away camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BURGER AND THE HOT DOG by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"258, etc.) has cooked up a batch of humorous, mixed-media illustrations in a loose, washy style, using coffee for the brown tones for additional thematic flavor. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Kids who devour poems by Silverstein and Prelutsky will sink their teeth into this collection of poetry featuring a banquet of fanciful food characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BURGER COURT AND THE RISE OF THE JUDICIAL RIGHT by Michael J. Graetz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Two powerhouse law historians/journalists deliver a major contribution to the history of the Supreme Court."
Two scholars, each distinguished in his or her respective fields, challenge received orthodoxies about the Burger Supreme Court while detailing how earlier breakthroughs in civil rights and criminal law were reversed or hollowed out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2001

"A tender portrait and one well worth perusing—and perhaps giving pause—to all who are considering a parrot of their own."
Tiko is a 30-year-old, Red-lored Amazon parrot who lives with Burger (Biology/Rutgers Univ.) and her husband in their New Jersey home. Read full book review >