Search Results: "Tom Downey"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A powerful tribute to men whose daily lives are the stuff of heroism."
Writer/filmmaker Downey looks inside one of New York's elite firehouses before and after 9/11. Read full book review >

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THE BIBLE CRASH COURSE FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL DROPOUT by Robyn Downey
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"An accessibly written evangelical handbook to the books of Scripture."
A simplified, book-by-book guided tour of the Bible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2009

"Fascinating, if academic portrayal of an inspiring legislator and reformer."
Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Downey deconstructs the life of a passionate labor advocate who became the nation's first female Cabinet member. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA by Kirstin Downey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A strong, fascinating woman, Isabella helped to usher in the modern age, and this rich, clearly written biography is a worthy chronicle of her impressive yet controversial life."
Downey (The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience, 2009) brings her journalistic expertise to this excellent chronicle of the end of the Middle Ages and that time period's most significant female figures. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"A light-hearted, heroic hash of genres."
The cast of Kwatee (2005) reunites to retrieve microfilm stolen by Madame Lai, dreaded pirate queen of the South China Sea. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL KEYHAND by Jen Swann Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Well worth a spot on library shelves…but it won't stay there long. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A frustrated would-be hero from New Jersey and her teenage slacker brother fall into a library that lies outside of time. Chaos ensues. Read full book review >

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MATILDA’S HUMDINGER by Lynn Downey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"For a humorous picture book story with western flair, try The Three Little Javelinas (1992), by Susan Lowell, instead. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This western-tinged tale stars Matilda the cat, one of the worst waitresses ever. Read full book review >

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SWORD IN THE STACKS by Jen Swann Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Never a dull moment in this lybrary school. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Dorrie's quest to join the heroic lybrarians in protecting intellectual freedom in all times and climes takes her literally and figuratively from Passaic, New Jersey, into deadly waters in this madcap sequel to The Accidental Keyhand (2014). Read full book review >

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THE TATTLETALE by Lynn Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Skip the book—stick to a heart-to-heart talk. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A goody-goody younger brother learns to get along with his sibling in this unsatisfying look at tattling. Read full book review >

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THE FLEA’S SNEEZE by Lynn Downey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And kids will clamor to hear it read again and again. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny little flea with a great big cold disrupts the slumber of the barnyard animals in this rollicking tale with a fitting end. Read full book review >

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MOST LOVED MONSTER by Lynn Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Davis's illustrations, rich in color and detail, cleverly add gross and yucky things that young readers will love to discover. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Downey and Davis offer a different take on the subject of sibling rivalry for a parent's love in this hysterical look at a monster family. Read full book review >