Search Results: "Tracy Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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BIRDLAND by Tracy Mack
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This remarkable work culminates with scenes from Joseph's documentary, signaling the end of his helplessness in the face of his grief and the beginning of his success in dealing with it. (Fiction. 12+)"
The setting is the star in this moving portrayal of a boy coming to terms with his brother's death set in New York's East Village. Read full book review >

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DRAWING LESSONS by Tracy Mack
Released: March 1, 2000

"Psychological insight here is but skin deep, and the characters play it pretty close to type, but readers may be affected by the story's overall emotional intensity. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A teenager suffers through her parents' separation in this smoothly stylized, if conventional, debut. Read full book review >

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MACK MADE MOVIES by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Columba, for a remarkable story time about books and movies. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Brown (Far Beyond the Garden Gate, 2002, etc.) moves forthrightly into more words and more detailed images in this picture-book biography of filmmaker Mack Sennett. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Definitive and exhaustive, animated by a profound respect and admiration."
The second volume of the author's massive biography of legendary baseball manager Connie Mack (1862-1956). Read full book review >

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MISS MARY MACK by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"An excellent take on an excellent song. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic song gets put to the page. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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MACK MCGINN’S BIG WIN by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"Mack's believable narration and ample sense of humor make this sports story a cut above the rest, especially for the more sensitive sports readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Mack McGinn's family has a tradition of winning. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Comics artist Ruth provides a few atmospheric illustrations to this fast-paced, authentically styled caper. (cast list, endpaper map) (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a fresh go at an angle taken by Robert Newman back in the '80s, Mack and Citrin present a hitherto-undocumented case from the point of view of the squad of street children Holmes occasionally employed. Read full book review >

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RILEY MACK STIRS UP MORE TROUBLE by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A lighthearted caper. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This latest installment in the continuing comic adventures of 12-year-old fix-it artist Riley Mack (Riley Mack and the Other Known Trouble Makers, 2012) finds Riley trying to expose environmental polluters. Read full book review >

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MACK TO THE RESCUE by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perhaps the best of all Mack's adventures. He even gets to try his hand at some shuttle diplomacy worthy of a Henry Kissinger with heart."
A chance remark on a call-in radio show throws The One-Eyed Mack into the Oklahoma governor's race. And it's not even his remark. Read full book review >