Search Results: "Tad Friend"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2009

"Indeed, Friend's memoir is mostly in pieces that could use further assemblage."
A New Yorker staff writer struggles to strike a prepossessing pose in a populous family photograph. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAD LUCAS by Laura B. Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A different take on women's prowess and accomplishments that equine lovers will find appealing. (author's note, photograph) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A daredevil woman wins fame on the 20th-century rodeo circuit. Read full book review >

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PLANET TAD by Tim Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"So does this tedious effort to climb aboard the bandwagon. (line drawings, mood icons) (Fiction. 10-12)"
A phoned-in Diary of a Wimpy Kid wannabe from a Mad Magazine and Daily Show writer. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PLANET TAD by Tim Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A smile or two for those with severely short attention spans, not much more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More tidbits from Planet Tad, compiled from a fictional blog originally published in Mad Magazine (Planet Tad, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 17, 1972

"Quakerism) combines a tone of responsible questioning with a flair for dramatizing Fox's confrontations with authority, and the final chapters on the evolution of Quakerism add a broadening perspective."
George Fox was "born a seeker. . . into a seeking age," and if the "experimental" process by which he arrived at his convictions must be taken largely on faith, his courageous dedication to speaking his personal truth and the persecutions he and his followers suffered are placed within the context of the theological fervor which affected all classes of people in post-Reformation England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAD AND DAD by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Caldecott honoree Stein makes another splash with this charming duo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tadpole and his father spend their days together amicably, but when Dad tries to tuck his son in for the night, things do not go as planned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE FRIEND by Andrew Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A quick, enjoyable entry in the series."
An incendiary thriller featuring the return of Birmingham, Alabama, detective Cooper Devereaux (False Positive, 2015). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW FRIEND by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A pleasant-enough trip to the farm. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Plows, harrows, and cultivators!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIEND ME by John Faubion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The book captures well our insidious addiction to social media, but the novel's pace is slowed by morality lessons and a predictable conclusion."
Advances in social media technology beg the question "Who's watching?" So, watch out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN FRIEND by Nicola Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Too much problem, not enough novel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A confiding first-person narrative details the events of the last ten days, since Becca's family left London for the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIEND by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

A poor little rich girl, ignored by her busy parents, finds companionship with the family's live-in African-American housekeeper. Read full book review >