Search Results: "T. Geronimo Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE by T. Geronimo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A rambunctious, irreverent yet still serious study of the long reach of American institutional racism."
Four college students' attempt to protest Southern folkways goes awry in a novel that blurs the line between academic satire and social realism. Read full book review >

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HOLD IT ’TIL IT HURTS by T. Geronimo Johnson
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Transcendent contemporary American literary fiction, a rich and passionate story rewarding enough to be read again."
Afghanistan's brutal war and Hurricane Katrina's ominous shadow haunt Johnson's powerful literary debut. Read full book review >

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AS THE CITY SLEEPS by Stephen T. Johnson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nighty-night, city dwellers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Like Chris Van Allsburg's Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) but on a single thematic track, the latest from Johnson (The Range Eternal, p. 1222, etc.) offers a series of late-night urban scenes, to which mysterious lights, spectral figures, strange creatures and other nape-prickling features have been added. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET CITY by Stephen T. Johnson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It may be the ultimate feat or failure: Finding the man-made alphabet in the man-made urban landscape and rendering it in man-made representations, Johnson dazzles readers and prepares them for more eye-openers should he ever take a walk in the woods. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In his first solo outing (he previously illustrated, among other titles, Robert San Souci's The Snow Wife, 1993), Johnson paints a series of images of objects and places in New York City that look like letters of the alphabet, from A to Z. Two ideas inform the book: The first is the style in which the paintings are done, an accomplished photo-realism; the second is a way of looking at the world through the lens of the alphabet, seeing letters as a man-made geometry. Read full book review >

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CITY BY NUMBERS by Stephen T. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Children will relish the game of locating numbers, while adults will pause over Johnson's deliberate use of shape and color to influence mood. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this wordless companion to Alphabet City (1995), Johnson joins the likes of Tana Hoban, Arlene Alda, and Donald Crews in his attraction to the numbers, letters, shapes, and compositions found in the architecture and infrastructures of outdoor places and public spaces. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR ART by Stephen T. Johnson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Enigmatic and absorbing. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Johnson laces an exhilarating visual exploration of 20th-century art history with alliterative A-to-Z wordplay. Read full book review >

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THE STONE OF FIRE by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Geronimo Stiltonoot has the right combination of familiarity and newness to satisfy Stilton fans. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Warp back in time for a prehistoric spinoff adventure with Geronimo Stilton's ancestor, Geronimo Stiltonoot, in Old Mouse City. Read full book review >

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FRIGHT NIGHT by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"While this story isn't the strongest of Stilton spinoffs, the familiarity of the characters, art and design will appeal to readers. (maps) (Fiction. 6-10)"
Geronimo Stilton and Creepella von Cacklefur team up to solve a mystery at a scary-poetry contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUR AMERICA by Diane Siebert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Entertaining, educational and possibly even inspirational. (list of art and mediums) (Poetry/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Siebert once again mines her knowledge of the United States, gained during a ten-year motorcycle odyssey with her husband, to produce poems that celebrate sites famous and lesser known. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT FOR THE HUNDREDTH KEY by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"The simplistic mysteries and silly jokes are in line with other series outings, 'special edition' status notwithstanding. (Graphic adventure. 6-9)"
Geronimo Stilton teams up with his sister, Thea, and cousin Trap to solve the mystery of a long-lost castle recently rediscovered in spooky woods. Read full book review >

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THE TIE MAN'S MIRACLE by Steven Schnur
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"1430) creates pale watercolor portraits, in the style of Barry Moser's earliest work, skillfully capturing the elderly man's posture and the Hoffman's suburban home. (Picture book. 5+)"
Subtitled ``A Chanukah Tale,'' the story of a bent little man who comes to the Hoffman residence on the last night of the holiday to sell ties. Read full book review >