Search Results: "Tom Santopietro"


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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BARBRA by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"Why the disparities in the diva's work? Santopietro never really gets to deeper reasons (if anyone can), but his individual critiques are vivid and perceptive."
A fairly objective look at La Streisand's career. Read full book review >

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CONSIDERING DORIS DAY by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"The author's writing is rough—the apt word, the eloquent phrase and a consistent tone elude him—but his perceptions will send readers to Day's CDs and DVDs for an overdue re-take."
This critique of Day's career shows that the major American icon was also a major American talent. Read full book review >

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SINATRA IN HOLLYWOOD by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A terrifically lucid and entertaining look at an undervalued area of Sinatra's achievement."
The king of the saloon singers was a top-notch actor…when he cared to be. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An entertaining but slight merger of social and personal history, via the lens of popular culture."
Amusing fusion of memoir and cultural critique, focusing on the family saga none of us could refuse. 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 >

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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 >