Search Results: "Roger Kittleson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTRY OF FOOTBALL by Roger Kittleson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2014

"Whether Brazil's national side wins or loses this World Cup in its backyard, one can be sure that the debate will endure over how they won or lost and how it reflects or falls short of the ideals of brasilidade. This book provides a fine context to that debate."
How soccer shaped Brazil and how Brazil has shaped soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING TOAST by Roger Rosenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Through the glass of the author's transparent style we see all the sharp and soft contours of grief."
A father grieves over the stunning loss of his 38-year-old daughter, who died in 2007 of a rare, undetected heart condition while exercising at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Nog: A Christmas Muse by Roger McManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A rambunctious, albeit protracted, fantasy tale."
Debut author McManus offers a novel about a muse's quest to continue after the death of the human he inspired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2011

"A controversial but intriguing theory that will challenge readers but is well worth the effort."
Award-winning physicist Penrose (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, 2006, etc.) challenges current theoretical models of the Big Bang. Read full book review >