Search Results: "Tony Medina"


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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COLD MEDINA by Gary Hardwick
Released: Feb. 19, 1996

"At his best, he shows a promising sense of what makes for a narrative that's genuinely dramatic, as opposed to one that's just sensational."
An initially impressive first novel whose brilliantly bleak accounts of Detroit's mean streets and black/white tensions are undone at the close by over-the-top plot excesses. 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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CHRISTMAS MAKES ME THINK by Tony Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"In her publishing debut, Cox provides bright, mixed-media collage illustrations in attractive double-page spreads, but cheery art never saves a dreary story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Medina (DeShawn Days, p. 868, etc.) offers a misguided Christmas story that is an obvious message to young readers: stop being so materialistic and share the wealth, and go vegetarian while you're at it. Read full book review >

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LOVE TO LANGSTON by Tony Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This is a treasure to be read and reread—a splendid work. (Poetry. 8-12)"
A biography in verse pays homage to the life and art of Langston Hughes. Read full book review >

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DESHAWN DAYS by Tony Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Sincerity to spare, but not much else. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
A series of free-verse poems gives readers a relentless look at the bright side of life in the projects. 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 >

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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 >