Search Results: "Tony Scherman"


BOOK REVIEW

BACKBEAT by Tony Scherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"While the discussions of rock's formative years make for interesting reading, Palmer's personal story does not, and this book will probably appeal most to rock history completists. (32 b&w photos)"
Music critic Scherman (editor, The Rock Musician, not reviewed, etc.) presents the story of drummer Earl Palmer, one of the foundational figures in rock, who witnessed the changes in race relations and the world of popular music from the vaudeville days to the present. Read full book review >

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POP by Tony Scherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Both an indelible portrait of the artist as a weird young man and an elegant survey of one of the most vital and revolutionary periods in American popular culture—a richly detailed, kaleidoscopic treat."
Former Musician and Life editor Scherman (Backbeat: Earl Palmer's Story, 2000) and Rolling Stone founding editor Dalton (Edie Factory Girl, 2006, etc.) offer a comprehensive reappraisal of the '60s heyday of pop-art savant Andy Warhol. Read full book review >

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A HERO FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume. (Science fiction/fantasy. 10-13)"
Long on action and atmosphere, with detailed descriptions and illustrations of the odd world of Orbona, Eva Nine's adventures pick up just where they ended (The Search forWondLa, 2010).Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF BOYS by Tony Blundell
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"The long-nosed, snaggledtoothed wolf adopts an increasingly beleaguered expression as he rushes about gathering mounds of staples and produce, while Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Once again, the wolf gets the worst of it: the boy he brings home for dinner tempts him with a recipe for ``Boy Soup,'' but first the wolf must gather a plethora of ingredients, including a ton of potatoes, a cartload of carrots, and a barrel of bricks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"Refreshingly contrarian, and perfectly commonsensical."
Retired Marine Corps general Zinni warns of the dangers of spending time in the so-called Arc of Instability—precisely the area where America's course of empire-building has led. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Unfortunately, while the sprawling plot offers plenty of action, stilted language distances readers, the final reveal is utterly clichéd and the shameless cliffhanger is more likely to exasperate than entice. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What's the difference between an absorbing adventure and a disappointing effort? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

G IS FOR ONE GZONK! by Tony DiTerlizzi
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In memorable homage to his dedicatees Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, DiTerlizzi introduces an unruly alphabet of imaginary "creachlings," colored in flat hues to evoke the printing processes of the previous century's middle decades and described in sprightly verse. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO'S SURPRISE by Tony Parillo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The tour of the Renaissance palazzo is good and provocative, while the paintings are architecturally savvy and washed in Mediterranean color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1494, in Florence, Italy, it snowed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIRY TALE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Touching and unusual. (Young reader/Picture book. 4- 10)"
A sweet, whimsical tale set in one of Britain's uglier mill towns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT TO BE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Though the joke about contradictions between the grownups' words and actions is strung out almost too far, Ross's sly caricatures and visual innuendoes add considerable humor and subtlety to his simple-seeming story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The little princess decides it's time to grow up: ``Perhaps I should be different'' (holding her teddy over a potty) but how? Read full book review >