Search Results: "Ted Naifeh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD NEIGHBORS by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Providing enough introductory exposition, this should hook its reader, but still leave enough mystery to leave readers clamoring for the next installment. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
From two accomplished veterans comes a dark urban fantasy about a girl seeking the truth about her past—and her future. Read full book review >

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AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1996

"A deft, amusing look at history, life, and people in a small southern town, as well as at a large-scale adventure in renovation. (18 b&w line drawings)"
For sale: century-old Joye Cottage, 60 rooms, including 12 baths, billiard room, ballroom, 100-foot veranda; needs work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Fine writing, Kodachrome vision, and superintense drama: a real plum for true-crime fans. (Eight pages of b&w photographs- -not seen)"
Sweeping murder-and-megabucks true-life gothic, Texas-style. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1995

"A riveting though slightly simplistic story of crime and punishment, mental illness, and mother love. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The Pulitzer Prizewinning team of Naifeh and Smith (Jackson Pollock, 1990, etc.) collaborate on this haunting, compulsively readable account of how a ``typical'' middle-class family produced a serial rapist and murderer. Read full book review >

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A YELLOW WATERMELON by Ted Dunagan
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A memorable, generous-hearted tale. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Ted Dillon is an innocent white boy in rural Alabama in 1948, but his new friendships with a black boy named Poudlum Robinson and an escaped black convict named Jake introduce him to a world where greed and racism intersect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBYA by Ted Gottfried
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Recommended Reading'' (adult); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gottfried brings Libya's colorful political history to life in a well-written, in-depth summary that's remarkable for its balance in treating an avowed enemy of the US. Read full book review >

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A TIME WITHOUT SHADOWS by Ted Allbeury
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The latest thriller from the prolific and capable Allbeury (Deep Purple, p. 116) begins with a startling question from a backbencher in Parliament about wartime events long buried and—the government hopes—forgotten. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A weird story, luridly related."
The beyond-bizarre life and death of America's most notorious atheist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Useful information combined with an honest and warmhearted account of a couple becoming a family, best suited for others considering adoption of troubled children. (Author tour)"
Part memoir, part manual, this is the story of a middle-age white couple who adopted a black toddler born addicted to a pharmacy of recreational drugs. ``I never wanted to be a father,'' writes journalist Schwarz (Walking with the Damned, 1992, etc.), blaming an unhappy childhood. Read full book review >