Search Results: "Tom Sully"


BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A nice touch at the end comes when another stranded couple appears on the horizon, walking beneath a bright star with their baby, a soft-pedaled reminder of the first Christmas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Ferguson (Poison, 1994, etc.), the story of Scotty and his mother, who are driving across the desert to their Christmas destination when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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THE BARLEYFIELD by Sue Sully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

A chatty first novel, set in 19th-century England and Australia, about a feisty freedom-bent schoolteacher and her loss and recovery of love. Read full book review >

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THE DOVECOTE by Sue Sully
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A hard- working tale, then, though the villainess who disrupts Paradise is too silly to be believed."
Another talky, painstakingly plotted tale of love lost-and- found by the English author of The Barleyfield (1992), etc. Here, a young WW I widow is robbed of love and (almost) sanity by a hawklike patron of an arts community. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY OF MORALITY by Pierre Edens Sully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Awash in peculiar phrasing, but contains plenty of insights for those willing to stay the course."
Debut author Sully's collection of philosophical poetry, letters, and a self-described "mise en scène" for a short play.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >