Search Results: "Tad Szulc"


BOOK REVIEW

TO KILL THE POPE by Tad Szulc
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Szulc (Chopin in Paris, 1998, etc.) flounders some as a novelist—underdeveloped people, awkward dialogue—but his research is abundant and persuasive."
Debut thriller by a veteran nonfiction writer, newsman, and pope-watcher (Pope John Paul II: A Biography, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Only a reading of all 40 books in the bibliography could determine whether the reporter who broke the Bay of Pigs story has broken much new ground here, but Szulc has certainly succeeded in assembling the most readable book on the topic. (Photos—not seen.)"
A well-researched, well-written account of the extensive covert activities that allowed two million Jews to steal home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"He also gives a particularly fine impression of the startling effect that Chopin the pianist had upon his listeners. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Emphasizing Chopin's life and times rather than his music, Szulc's biography situates the composer and pianist extraordinaire within the circles of European artists, writers, and others who created the Romantic era. 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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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

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

DUCK & GOOSE by Tad Hills
Kirkus Star
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Readers will likely hope to see more of this adorable odd couple. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Duck and Goose enter the stage from opposite sides of the frontispiece, striding determinedly across a meadow toward a large, polka-dotted ball, the stage is set for a classic noodlehead story. Read full book review >

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COLORS! by Tad Hills
by Tad Hills, illustrated by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity, and problem-solving, and this offering is a good way to introduce babies to the pair. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Duck and Goose are back with another board book to help very young children learn their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE by Tad Hills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"The charming illustrations portray this tale of friendship perfectly, and the text, reminiscent of The Story of Ferdinand, is, like Hills's first in the series, energetic, appealing and filled with warmth. (Picture book. 3-6)"