Search Results: "Tony Johnston"


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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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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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 >

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THE SPOON IN THE BATHROOM WALL by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Only for the largest collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Martha lives in the boiler room of the Horace E. Bloggins School. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY’S MOTHER by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

When grave robbers break into their shared tomb to carry away his mother's sarcophagus, it's young 4,010-year-old Ramose to the rescue in this decidedly offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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ANY SMALL GOODNESS by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"161;Maravilloso! (glossary, not seen) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sweet as Mexican dulces, here's an episodic story about life in the Los Angeles barrio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 8, 1999

"This is a quiet, low-key celebration of a remote, endangered natural community. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Spun from a 1995 visit, these 34 short poems are largely meditations on the wildlife of the Gal†pagos Islands and their past: after a long voyage, a rice rat arrives on a tangle of floating vines, a tall flamingo "drinks from its/cool green reflection," a Sally Lightfoot crab comes "skibbling over the sand/in/delicate/dressage," and Darwin's ship, The Beagle, harbinger of so much destructive change, returns, ghostly, to bob like a shell in the offshore mist. Read full book review >

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ALIEN & POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"A likable duo and an enjoyable romp for beginning readers who will be looking for the next installment. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum and Alien are good friends who first met in Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What (2001). Read full book review >

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ALIEN AND POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Droll and expressive language helps to add a little humor to what might have been too much of a lesson about understanding differences, and readers will look forward to 'hanging out' with the two in a sequel of the same name. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum's open-minded attitude helps him to make an unusual new friend. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON by Craig L. Symonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1992

"A stimulating and absorbing biography of an undeservedly neglected warrior. (Illustrations; maps.)"
In a significant contribution to interpretive Civil War scholarship, Symonds (History/US Naval Academy) paints an engrossing portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the war. Read full book review >

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BONE BY BONE BY BONE by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Even with scanty plot or narrative arc, this is a highly appealing and chilling read for history buffs and fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
In 1951, 12-year-old David lives with his father and grandmother in the South. Read full book review >