Search Results: "Roy Ness"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An uplifting read that informs, enlightens and satisfies."
In addressing both man against nature and the nature of man, Ness's novel raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival. Read full book review >

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN by Lou Ann Walker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"But ultimately, though this is far from a complete picture, there's much here that's intriguing about the craft of this unique contemporary; the book may well inspire interest in his work. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
A harmoniously formatted portrait of a pop artist of sure interest to young readers, with excellent quotes from interviews, 20 telling color photos of the artist at work, and 19 reproductions of his paintings and sculptures. Read full book review >

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ELIOT NESS by Douglas Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"Despite minor flaws, there is much to learn and enjoy for crime-solving fans and American history buffs."
A thorough recounting of the career of Eliot Ness (1903-1957), from humble beginning to humble ending, with spectacular fame in between. Read full book review >

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ROY & LILLIE by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"More anecdotal than novelistic, it's too slight to rank with his best, but the Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After 60 or so books (Alone, 2009, etc.) that remains fresh, flavorful and worth the price."
Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDER OF NESS by James Jeffrey Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A muddled story with some promising elements afloat."
Paul sets up a unique framework for his novel of finding the Loch Ness Monster. Read full book review >

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THE LOCH NESS MONSTER by Jean Flitcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Vanessa's emotional roller coaster takes center stage, but there's enough Nessie lore and presence to please the most demanding cryptid fans. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
An Irish teenager still grieving for her two-years-dead mother gets some unusual help in this decidedly unpredictable series opener. Read full book review >

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ROY MAKES A CAR by Mary E. Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Tain't no telling what he'll try next.' (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Lyons wheels out a terrific new tall-tale character in a Florida yarn based on a fragment collected by Zora Neale Hurston. Read full book review >

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STELLA AND ROY by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"These outgoing, self-assured kids are beautifully observed; depicted in definitive black with joyfully bright added colors, their excursion makes a cheerful, attractive book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aesop's ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' is reenacted by two preschoolers racing ``around the lake,'' in what could be a San Francisco park, to a popcorn stand. Read full book review >

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THE POET OF LOCH NESS by Brian Jay Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A strange, balmy tale of folks just off their rockers."
An ill-matched American couple heads off to Scotland on a futile quest for the Loch Ness monster, in an atmospheric, bravely affecting debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AHOY, UNCLE ROY! by Sarah Albee
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"The text is not predictable from the illustrations, and much of the dry humor (Uncle Roy's 'office has a great view'—the ocean from the deck of the ship) will not be easily understood by new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Walter is a modern boy in jeans and baseball cap who describes his uncle Roy's ideal "job" as the captain of a pirate ship in this mildly amusing but ultimately unsuccessful mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >