Search Results: "Spike Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIKE by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Brilliant. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spike, an abandoned "Ugliest Dog in the Universe"-contest winner, finds love and a new home in this heartwarming tale about beauty—and its many permutations. Read full book review >

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SPIKE by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1998

"Amiable illustrations with strong lines and an expressive Spike pick up on all his ineptitudes and add mightily to the fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bogan's first picture book features a dog attempting to ditch his canine inclinations before discovering that being a dog is actually what he does best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Don't be surprised if tears of relief flood your eyes after finishing any number of these death-dealing stories."
Wonderfully suspenseful tales of air-sea rescue from Walker (Nights of Ice, 1997, etc.), a veteran chronicler of such acts of heroism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"Even a quick dip into this collection will convince you of that."
The Bering Sea in January can be a mean place, as Walker (Working on the Edge, 1991) relates in this spine-tingling (if redundant) collection—particularly when the winds clip by at 100 mph, the waves crest at 60 feet, the water temperature is 38 degrees, it's nightime, and your boat is sinking. Read full book review >

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WORKING ON THE EDGE by Spike Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1991

"Skillfully written and intelligently observed with all the muscle, beauty, and energy of a 145-foot Alaskan fishing boat making way through the treacherous waters of Shelikof Strait, hard by the 8000-foot passes in the Aleutian mountains. (Sixteen pages of b & w photographs—not seen.)"
Gripping, true-adventure account of crewing on deep-sea Alaskan fishing boats. Read full book review >

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ALASKA by Spike Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"A pleasure even for those who simply like the idea of Alaska, let alone pine to go there."
Fast becoming the dean of Alaskan adventure writing, Walker (Coming Back Alive, 2001, etc.) assembles here a crackerjack collection of evocative writings from that state, spread over time and geography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Solid reporting on a significant body of work. (40 photos)"
An objective take on the life and works of a groundbreaking, controversial filmmaker. Despite the misleading author credit, this is not an autobiography. Read full book review >

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SPIKE LEE by Jim Haskins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

A biography that is fascinating because its subject is fascinating. Read full book review >

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SPIKE LEE by Bob Bernotas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1993

"B&w photos; chronology; chapter notes; further reading; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A lucid look at one of our most talented and controversial filmmakers. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >