Search Results: "Ron Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEESECAKE TO DIE FOR by Ron Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Just like a witty friend telling a story; quirky, good-natured and never boring."
Author Ross returns to 1940s New York (Tales from the Sidewalks of New York, 2012, etc.) with a comedy about Mafioso types and a rather muddled attempt to whack someone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Fluent and lively as a flyweight ten-rounder. (8-page photo insert, not seen)"
Pugilist turned biographer Ross spars with us in his debut, an account of the short, mostly happy life of fearless Al "Bummy" Davis (1920-45), a nice kid with a fierce left hook and a volatile, short fuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tales From The Sidewalks Of New York by Ron Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2012

"A lithe, lyrical collection that packs more than a few punches."
In 13 short stories based on real life, Ross (Nine...Ten...and Out! The Two Worlds of Emile Griffith, 2008, etc.) mines the memories of his life to create memorable characters struggling to survive against unfavorable odds. Read full book review >

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RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAT THAT CAT! by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A must for any child with a cat in the family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When it comes to mischief, no pet can top a pampered cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINE & BOOF by Ross Burach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A predictable yet humorous origin story for an endearing pair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet Pine the Porcupine and Boof the Bear and the lucky red leaf that brings them together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEPHANTOM by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"While imaginary friends are a common theme in picture books, phantom animals offer a different twist—and the conceit may give kids an excuse to offer up when things go wrong. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An elephantom? What's that? A phantom elephant, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >