Search Results: "Tom Grimes"


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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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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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BARNABY GRIMES by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"From the first gripping sentence onward, Barnaby will be sure to rake in the fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
The latest and best Stewart/Riddell collaboration to date is set in a pseudo-Victorian world of stovepipe hats, gamins and smog. Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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WILL@EPICQWEST.COM by Tom Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2003

"The unwitting laughter he steadily evokes, page by page, makes Grimes (City of God, 1995) a joyous dark humorist."
Dystopian satire on the Information Age and medicated students that may well charm its way intravenously into the hearts of younger readers. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 20, 1999

"Supporters of M.F.A. programs may resent egg-production metaphors, but it takes a tough writing program to make such tender short stories."
Three-and-a-half dozen grade-A short stories, as hatched in one of the country's premier academic incubators of creativity. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GOD by Tom Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Pungent with the lunatic language of consumer-driven tabloid America, this horrifying prophecy of a book, coming on the heels of the Oklahoma City bombing, seems closer to social commentary than satire."
A near-future novel that depicts with savage glee the economic-driven Armageddon awaiting us: a choreographed, televised race war brought to you by your local sponsors. Read full book review >

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SEASON'S END by Tom Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1992

"Passionate, entertaining, and refreshingly confident."
Grimes's second novel—the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional baseball- -picks up where his first, A Stone of the Heart (1990), left off in evoking the bleak choices facing the previous generation of middle- class America and its children's mad desire to get away. Read full book review >

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MENTOR by Tom Grimes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Without wasting a word, Grimes presents a thoroughly readable view of how stories—and writers, at least of a certain kind—are made."
An illuminating account of a writer's life under the tutelage of another writer. Read full book review >

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Tom Thorneval by Cornelius Elmore Addison
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"A charming introduction to a world of fairy creatures, featuring a good-hearted narrator who grows into a better person."
In this fairy tale for middle-grade readers, a misfit dream maker goes on a quest for riches and finds himself on a completely different path toward self-worth. Read full book review >