Search Results: "Theo Coster"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 11, 2012

"An engaging story that's gone flaccid."
The twisted tale of sexualized, attractive and perennially unlucky Theo, from his various arrests to finding fame and riches, all while making and losing love. Read full book review >

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THEO by Barbara Harrison
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"It's an inspiring story of the apparently powerless battling for freedom in the face of savage reprisals. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Harrison debuts with this rousing tale of a child puppeteer in Nazi-occupied Greece. Read full book review >

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THEO by Theodore Bikel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"A model life for those inclined to save the Earth while strumming a guitar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The autobiography of a prominent folksinger/actor/activist of the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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WE ALL WORE STARS by Theo Coster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The moving lore around the life of Anne Frank remains inexhaustible and eternal."
A handful of classmates relegated to Amsterdam's Jewish Lyceum during World War II offer poignant, haunting memories of "Annelies." Read full book review >

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THEO THE WHITE BEAR by Iroha Hazuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2013

"A dreamy story of lost, found and abiding affection in the Arctic. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Two polar bear cubs meet and scan the evening sky for a special star. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THEO by Deborah Heiligman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love. (timeline, author's note, biography, source notes, index) (Biography. 14-18)"
As she did in Charles and Emma (2009), her biography of the Darwins, Heiligman renders a nuanced portrait of the complex, devoted, and enduring relationship between the Van Gogh brothers. Read full book review >

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THEO AND MATILDA by Rachel Billington
Released: May 22, 1991

"Along the way, Billington reuses themes and details in entertaining ways, and studies a love relationship from a variety of anglesall of which makes for loony little valentine of a book, sappy but always intelligent."
British author Billington (Loving Attitudes, 1988, etc.) sets out for a romp in this quicksilver collection of interconnecting novellas about a pair of lovers whose stars cross in five different time frames, but always in the same place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 7, 2014

"A charming, unique way to introduce youngsters to great art while providing an important message."
Two brothers, including a future famous artist, follow a mischievous young fox on a journey of discovery through a landscape of famous paintings in this debut children's book. Read full book review >

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THEO AND THE BLUE NOTE by Peter Kuper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A slight but serendipitous odyssey that owes its props to Chris Raschka's Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (1992). (Picture book. 5-9)"
A jazz cat with a limited repertoire finds his musical groove via a magical journey. Read full book review >

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NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"A splendidly funny and intelligent piece of travel writing."
Coster, a British journalist, novelist (Train, Train, not reviewed), and former editor of Granta, wondered what it would be like to be a long-distance trucker, so he took to the roads of Europe and America. Read full book review >

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HALSEY STREET by Naima  Coster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Absorbing and alive, the kind of novel that swallows you whole."
A quiet gut-punch of a debut, Coster's novel is a family saga set against the landscape of gentrifying Brooklyn. Read full book review >