Search Results: "Sam Wasson"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPROV NATION by Sam Wasson
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An entertaining book, recommended for aspiring comedians who want to historicize their practice."
An uncensored look at how and why improvisation came to be such a significant art form. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"As infectious as Mancini's score, and sure to please lovers of classic American cinema."
Behind the scenes of the cinema's gold standard for sparkling romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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FOSSE by Sam Wasson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Graceful prose creates a richly detailed and poignant portrait, simultaneously inspiring and depressing."
The lushly researched life of celebrated dancer, choreographer and director (stage, films, TV) Bob Fosse (1927-1987). Read full book review >

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THE BIG IDEAS OF BUSTER BICKLES by Dave Wasson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"By the time giant robot dinosaurs invade the city, parents of kids with tornado tendencies may find much that is recognizable—and their young ones reading along may find a kindred spirit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy with a hyperactive imagination encounters a machine that can bring to life his zany ideas in an assured if manic debut. Read full book review >

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OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Homer himself would be agog. (Pop-up classic. 10-13)"
A highlight-reel version of Odysseus' journey home, framed as a graphic novel and plastered with fantastically dramatic pop-ups and other special effects. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >

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RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >

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THE BANDIT OF BARBEL BAY by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fans will be breathing down Bosma's neck for the third. (Graphic fantasy. 12-18)"
Just as its predecessor, Fantasy Sports, Vol. 1, did, this manga-inspired volume features Wiz-Kid, a brown-skinned young female wizard apprentice, and Mug, a barbarous tomb raider. Read full book review >

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SNACK TIME by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sweet but dull. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little animal babies spend the day at Noah's Park. Read full book review >

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OTTER LOVES EASTER! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A holiday tie-in that fails to deliver. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Garton continues his popular series about roly-poly Otter (I Am Otter, 2014, etc.) with this simple story about the joys of eating Easter candy and sharing (or not) with others. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >