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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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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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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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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BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >

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1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This clever, appealing concept is sure to be a hit with the very young; with gentle humor and a cartoon-like atmosphere, the expressive pictures beautifully capture the point of view and opinionated stance of a two-year-old who believes he knows exactly what he wants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many ways to say "no," and when Mom says it's time to leave, Baby Noah uses them all. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT CARS by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9)"
"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >

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BLUE VS. YELLOW by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Minor flaws aside, the book presents color blending in an entertaining way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two circles of different colors compete to prove each is the best in the latest from the creator of I Used to Be a Fish (2016). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2002

"A story of dedication whose author merges with the object of his passion as much as any great violinist or cook."
Master bass fisherman, fishing-equipment entrepreneur, and regional TV personality Mann lets fly a homespun, anecdote-rich memoir. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >