Search Results: "Tony Bradman"


BOOK REVIEW

TONY by Ed Galing
Kirkus Star
by Ed Galing, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will hear the 'clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop' in every image of this astonishing book. (Picture book. 2-12)"
Poet Galing (1917-2013) leads Tony, a dairy delivery horse, through the veil of memory, encantatory phrasing—circling and repetitious—calling him plodding from pre-dawn into the present, his sturdy flank barely expanding with the effort. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE WEATHER by Tony Bradman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Author biographies are appended. (Short stories. 10-14)"
From disappearing coral reefs, beaches and bees to increased incidence of floods and malaria, eight short stories illustrate varied effects of climate change around the world. Read full book review >

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DADDY’S LULLABY by Tony Bradman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Fans of Mark Graham's similarly atmospheric pictures will grow misty-eyed over these, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A loving valentine to young fathers everywhere, this British import pairs a murmurous monologue with low-lit, realistically detailed illustrations. Read full book review >

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IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE by Tony Bradman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Satisfactory sf for the youngest, with a salutary message as a dividend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``We were all in school when...an alien spaceship crashed through the roof,'' reports the narrator, who goes on to describe how frightened they all were of the ``Monster'' that climbed out and lumbered after them, finally removing its helmet and revealing a face as horrible as they had feared. Read full book review >

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DILLY SPEAKS UP by Tony Bradman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Predictable, but fun and sure to please. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With the promise of a stop at ``The Swamp'' (playground) on the way home, suburban dinosaur Dorla takes little brother Dilly to ``The Shopping Cavern'' (mall), where signs (``Marks & Stegosaurus''; ``MACDINO'') play on dinosaur names and where escalator riders are warned to carry their tails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sage advice well worth offering, as closing scenes of realistically uneasy sibling détente demonstrate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can't help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room "for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes" with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by a parental admonition to apologize nicely. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Tony Baloney doesn't have to worry about sibling problems today—it's the first day of school. But will he be better able to behave there? Read full book review >

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BRINGING TONY HOME by Tissa Abeysekara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sophisticated jigsaw of a book, sensitively—sometimes stiflingly—mixing memory and history with regret and rites of passage."
Sri Lankan director-turned-novelist Abeysekara (In My Kingdom of the Sun and the Holy Peak, 2004, etc.) evocatively combines fiction and autobiography in an award-winning novella and three short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY PARTLY CLOUDY by Nick Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A consistently engaging dramatic thriller."
A popular meteorologist with a knack for accurate predictions clashes with gangsters in Rollins' debut thriller. Read full book review >