Search Results: "Steve Palin"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Though children (and some older grown ups too) may struggle with the cramped typeface, the stories and pictures make a memorable combination. (notes on legends, source notes, bibliography, acknowledgements) (Folk tales/poetry. 810)"
Palin's big, crisply drawn, vibrantly colored avian portraits intensify the impact of these moving, hilarious, thoughtful poems and folktales. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A stocking stuffer for Palin fans."
The former Alaska governor searches for the culprit leeching the joy out of Christian Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Michael Palin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"It's been a long time since Palin's first novel (Hemingway's Chair, 1998). The wait for this compelling book has been more than worth it."
With passion and flair, Palin (of Monty Python fame) details a journalist's quest to discover the truth about a reclusive environmental activist. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Pythonophiles will find this essential, of course. But fans of good writing should dip into these pages, too, for Palin—Michael, not Sarah—knows his way around a book."
Renowned funnyman and world traveler Palin surveys the ruins of the British Empire and heads outward in the follow-up to Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (2007). Read full book review >

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TRAVELLING TO WORK by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A satisfying if sometimes-dark read for Palin's many fans. Those interested in the inner workings of showbiz will find much of value, too."
Now is the '90s of our discontent…. Read full book review >

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DIARIES 1969–1979 by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Essential for Python fans, who for once will not know all the punch lines."
Well-liked comic and world traveler Palin (Himalaya, 2005, etc.) turns in affable notes toward a memoir of a whirlwind decade. Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR by Michael Palin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1998

"The pairing of gentle satire and dead-on description of raw human pain is a bit disconcerting, but in all, Palin offers a lively, if slight, ride to nowhere in particular. (Author tour)"
The Monty Python veteran's debut novel is a slight but engaging oddity: an affectionate portrait of a shy and disappointed man who's obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >

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BOATS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"The real challenge will be keeping it out of the bathtub. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight boats sail across the elongated double-page spreads, rendered in primary-color watercolors and accompanied by an appropriate sound. Read full book review >

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CAT GOT A LOT by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Another ideal story for newly hatched readers. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Happy Cat and his neighbors return for another early reader (Happy Cat, 2013). Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

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TRAINS GO by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sheer, fabulous power. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than just "choo-choo" along this track. Read full book review >

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ZEPHYR TAKES FLIGHT by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Flighty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing lass obsessed with airplanes, achieves a fantastical flight—and gets home in time for breakfast—in this enjoyable romp. Read full book review >