Search Results: "Ron Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COAT by Julie Hunt
by Julie Hunt, illustrated by Ron Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Meditative, musical, magical, mysterious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slightly magical, wholly satisfying fable, visually rich and verbally open-ended, originally published in Australia. Read full book review >

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OLD PIG by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"If death's sting is muted, the ache is real, deepened by Old Pig's life, clearly well lived, attentive, loving. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long time, but comes the day when Old Pig senses she will soon die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Ambiguities and rawly expressionistic art turn this tale of friendship and temptation from the creators of Rosie and the Tortoise (1999) into a strongly atmospheric psycho-fable. Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND TORTOISE by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A cozy tale to share with siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The premature birth of her brother alarms Rosie, who must learn to accept her tiny sibling into her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful celebration of both a new baby and the natural world he or she will inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the day a new baby arrives, all the wonders of nature come together to welcome her in a celebration of life and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Or, in this case, material for literary eavesdropping, either."
An unremarkable correspondence between two remarkable southern men of letters at the forefronts of the New Critics and the Fugitive poets, respectively. Read full book review >