Search Results: "Ron Hilbert Coy"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"In addition to offering sources and lists of stories by theme, Bierhorst imbues the tellings with a sense of the immediacy: Their raw charm shines through. (b&w illustrations, not seen; bibliography, notes) (Folklore. 10-12)"
Bierhorst (The Dancing Fox, 1997, etc.) has gathered 22 tales from the First Peoples of America, from the Inuit to the Maya, Cherokee, Zuni, Seneca, and Lenape, among others, focusing on the little people. Read full book review >

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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 >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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TOP OF THE ORDER by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Appealing characters and plenty of baseball action will make this a hit with young sports fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Bored with school, ten-year-old Jackson Kennedy can't wait for summer baseball, but as the season approaches, so do distractions: A girl joins the team (with a pink glove, no less), his mother has begun dating again, middle school looms and his friend's father has been called up for service in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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NIGHT DRIVING by John Coy
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Staying up all night is one of those small yet significant childhood rites of passage, a first glimpse at adulthood, recreated here by two picture-book newcomers. Read full book review >

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JAZZMAN by Robert Hilbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Once underway, tremendously entertaining."
From the president of the International Society of Jazz Record Collectors: a life of great jazz clarinetist Pee Wee Russell (1909- 69), who cut the figure of a legendary drinker and inspired player but who during his life was at once reviled for incompetence and respected for genius. Read full book review >

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LOVE OF THE GAME by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Realistic characters, believable dialogue and a genuine feel for the rhythms and issues of middle-schoolers make this a satisfying addition to a solid middle-grade set. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Middle-grade boys will welcome the latest installment of this popular sports series, this time featuring football. Read full book review >

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BOX OUT by John Coy
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

High-school sophomore Liam Bergstrom is excited to have been called up from JV to play varsity basketball. Read full book review >

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An Authentic Derivative by Caleb Coy
Released: July 15, 2015

"A well-defined social milieu and articulate characters make Coy's is it/isn't it novel an interesting, if uncertain, experience."
Spot-on satire or earnest picture of youth in transition? That's up to readers to decide with Coy's debut novel about being young and part of the Nashville scene. Read full book review >