Search Results: "Tim Crothers"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A poignant reminder of the power of hope."
Sports journalist Crothers' (The Man Watching: A Biography of Anson Dorrance, the Unlikely Architect of the Greatest College Sports Dynasty Ever, 2006, etc.) moving account of an impoverished Ugandan girl's unlikely rise to prominence in the world of competitive chess. Read full book review >

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HARD WORK by Roy Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Williams coaches far better than he writes, but he does spin a good yarn."
A Hall of Fame college-basketball coach chronicles his rise from poor son of an alcoholic father to winner of two national championships at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Warm and full of good spirits. (Twenty-four b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
Scatman Crothers offers Haskins one of the liveliest of the writer's 50 or so books (Richard Pryor, Mr. Bojangles, Queen of the Blues: The Story of Dinah Washington, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"The throngs of felonious mice make this story worth the read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fathers aren't afraid of anything—are they? Read full book review >

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FALCON by Tim Jessell
by Tim Jessell, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"The initial rural setting and avian protagonist may be unfamiliar to some readers, but the author/artist's admiration for the beauty of the natural world and the fascination of imagining another life shine through clearly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorgeous artwork and an unusual subject will likely boost the appeal of this (literal and figurative) flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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THE FURRY-LEGGED TEAPOT by Tim Myers
adapted by Tim Myers, illustrated by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"McGuire's naïve acrylic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals and sweeping Japanese vistas are an amusing accompaniment to this, the second of Myers's well-meant but rather tame tanuki tales. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This retelling of an ages-old Japanese tale relates the woes of a rambunctious young raccoon-dog named Yoshi, a mischievous tanuki shapeshifter. Read full book review >

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THE PINK REFRIGERATOR by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Better yet, patent the spirit and inspiration that flow through Egan's story and give everyone a share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dodsworth isn't exactly a slacker; he just hews closely to the Thoreauvian notion that superfluous wealth can only purchase superfluities. Read full book review >

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A MILE FROM ELLINGTON STATION by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Egan's arch humor and way with allegory couldn't be more finely tuned, even by a sorcerer dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ever-unique Egan (The Blunder of the Rogues, 1999, etc.) is back, and in peachy form, with this comical—believe it—tale of disappointment, mob rule, and rumor mongering. Read full book review >

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THE EXPERIMENTS OF DOCTOR VERMIN by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Like Sylvester, Pearl, Caleb, or, for that matter, Dr. De Soto, Sheldon learns that inner stuff is more important than outer form or size. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Egan (A Mile From Ellington Station, 2001, etc.) ventures onto William Steig territory with an offbeat Halloween tale about a porcine short-order cook discovering the true meaning of courage. Read full book review >

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THE BABE RUTH BALLET SCHOOL by Tim Shortt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Beyond the Ty Cobb and Joe Dugan look-alikes, though, is a breezy story of the staunchness of friendship with all its glories and unintended hurts. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This droll debut by Shortt tells the story of the friendship between baseball's greatest slugger, Babe Ruth, and Issy Archer, the nine-year-old spitball-hurling whiz of the 1923 Yankees. Read full book review >

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NATURAL HISTORY FROM A TO Z by Tim Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Plants and animals are presented alphabetically here to illustrate concepts and principles of biology, from anteaters and aardvarks used as examples of convergent evolution to zebra finches, which build elaborate nests. Read full book review >