Search Results: "Steve Rushin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Not just sportswriting, but also graceful and gripping cultural history."
A veteran writer for Sports Illustrated takes us through baseball's odd attic, pointing out and narrating the history of the quotidian and the curious. Read full book review >

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STING-RAY AFTERNOONS by Steve Rushin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2017

"Rushin provides convincing evidence that life in the '70s wasn't as chaotic as it's often made out to be."
An award-winning sportswriter looks back, mostly fondly, at a childhood in the 1970s in a Minnesota suburb. Read full book review >

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THE PINT MAN by Steve Rushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"There are some flashes of wit—Rodney tells Mairead, a stickler for correct use of apostrophes, 'you're beautiful when you're pedantic'—but they blur into a comic monologue too eager to please."
Rushin's first novel revels in wordplay and pub culture but skimps on everything else. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Engaging, entertaining, and more laid-back than many sports books."
Wry essays on sport and its enthusiasts by an agile writer (Road Swing, 1998) who's likely to discern the human-interest story behind the statistics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Too bad in a a volume that often offers moments of (Thomas) Boswellian sagacity."
It is unfortunate that Rushin's often sophomoric sense of humor intrudes on an otherwise engaging and astutely observed odyssey of the rich variety of American sports, major and minor. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS AND CATS by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 14, 2007

"Sure to see plenty of use. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A turn-it-around-and-flip-it-over volume delivers from ends to middle the straight goods on the world's most popular house pets, a cleanly innovative design allowing interaction between the two parts throughout. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely little more than an exercise in wishful thinking, but well meant and philosophically solid. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Straightforward behavior modeling for newly fledged independent readers. Read full book review >