Search Results: "Tom Pointer"


BOOK REVIEW

VIVIAN'S SONG by Tom Pointer
Released: Sept. 14, 2009

"Solid characters and hearty laughs, but pacing and prose issues prevent the sermon from sticking."
A New Age guru and his growing flock of West Coast followers clash with Middle America's most conservative preachers and politicians in this satirical novel about faith and tolerance. Read full book review >

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ONE LUCKY FOOL by Tom Pointer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"An appealing tale that shows that even the luckiest people have barriers to overcome."
In Pointer's (Vivian's Song, 2009) dramatic novel, a troubled newcomer to a small Texas town unexpectedly becomes a local hero. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE TROUBLE by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"The book treads familiar friendship territory and ends up feeling as insubstantial as, well, a bubble. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How much trouble can a bubble really cause? You'd be surprised. Read full book review >

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EMPEROR PICKLETINE RIDES THE BUS by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"One last time: 'stooky!' (Er, 'fantastic!') (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
A daylong field trip without origami? Nostrul! Er, awful! Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S LETTER by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Hibernation, dedication and one long-distance friendship that will never be forgotten: a must-have when a friend moves away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best friends Herman and Henry pledge to stay that way through letters when Henry has to move. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A skewed amalgam of Wayside Stories and Wimpy Kid that is sure to please fans of both. (Origami Yoda instructions) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth grader Tommy has a dilemma: He doesn't know whether to trust the advice of Origami Yoda, who dispenses wisdom from his perch on the finger of mega-nerd Dwight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGET’S BERET by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"A witty, well-shaped story about the dubious necessity of lucky hats and a clever homage to many of the Great Artists and their works, from Leonardo to Warhol. ('How to Start Your Art' idea section) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bridget thinks she gets her artistic abilities from the black beret she, along with all the Great Artists, always wears. Read full book review >

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THE VERY SILLY MAYOR by Tom Tomorrow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This didactic effort will work best with adult fans of Tomorrow's work. (Picture book. 20 & up)"
Sparky the penguin lives in a medium-sized city with his best friend, the very nice dog, Blinky. Read full book review >

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FABLES FROM AESOP by Tom Lynch
adapted by Tom Lynch, illustrated by Tom Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMMY TRAVELER IN THE WORLD OF BLACK HISTORY by Tom Feelings
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Working competently within the genre, Feelings demonstrates talent but little hint of the breadth and power of his subsequent work; still, Tommy succeeds in his original intention of introducing black history with pride, in an easily accessible format with popular appeal. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Feelings, a widely respected illustrator who received a Caldecott Honor for Moja Means One (1971), originally published these comic-strip vignettes in a local newspaper in 1958 and 1959. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK CAT by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do? Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE A FISH by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"While the book is visually appealing, the plot is very thin and not likely to inspire demands for rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up with the aquatic life, a fish ventures onto land, spawning eons of evolutionary change. Read full book review >