Search Results: "Tom Birdseye"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDSEYE by Mark Kurlansky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"The author notes that Birdseye knew that curiosity is 'one essential ingredient' in a fulfilling life; it is a quality that grateful readers also discover in each of Kurlansky's books."
Yes, the frozen-food guy really was named Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of Cod (1997), Salt (2002) and other treats. Read full book review >

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JUST CALL ME STUPID by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfyingly upbeat ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick's problem with reading stems from the trauma of his long-absent father calling him ``Stupid'' and locking him in a closet. Read full book review >

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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Readers fond of such ideas will find it engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Stubbornness creates, prolongs and then ultimately manages to take the edge off a feud in this comfortably conventional family tale. Read full book review >

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TARANTULA SHOES by Tom Birdseye
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"If the moral is a bit predictable, it's still a good one in this amusing, modestly agreeable bit of fluff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ryan doesn't like anything about his family's move from Arizona to Kentucky, not the pink walls of his room, the humid weather, or the weird neighbor who insists on being friendly. Read full book review >

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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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STORM MOUNTAIN by Tom Birdseye
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

When Cat's cousin Ty steals her father's ashes and heads up Storm Mountain, Cat takes off after him, setting up a fast-paced adventure in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Read full book review >

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OH YEAH! by Tom Birdseye
by Tom Birdseye, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"The muted pallet of rusts, aquas, and tans, fitting since it's dark, might put some off, but the whole is a nice addition to the fear-of-the-dark and camping canons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two boys camping out in the backyard have a war of words and one-upmanship. Read full book review >

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SOAP! SOAP! DON'T FORGET THE SOAP! by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"A natural for reading aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Plug Honeycut has ``such a poor memory some say he'd forget his own name,'' so when Mama sends him to the store he chants her instructions, over and over, until a bullfrog distracts him. Read full book review >