Search Results: "Tracy Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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VICKS, THE POLAR BEAR CUB by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A mostly winning combination of information and entertainment. (Informational picturebook. 4-8)"
The first year of life for the Rotterdam Zoo's new resident, born in 2010. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

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HUSH LITTLE POLAR BEAR by Jeff Mack
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"In a world full of bedtime books, this one has a place. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet metaliterary journey takes a girl and her stuffed polar bear on a fanciful trip through a variety of terrains before they return to her bedroom. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Jeff Mack
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A behavioral window for some, a mirror for many, and a delightful book for all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mine! Or is it? Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Big Nate and Wimpy Kid fans will be right at home. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
PJ McGee is on the case when his autographed cowboy hat is stolen. Read full book review >

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GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working from a text composed solely of the titular phrases (plus one final qualifier) in an ongoing call and response, Mack depicts a day among friends whose dispositions couldn't be more extreme. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME? by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A simple, fun-filled goodnight book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
How do you get a chimp to sleep? Read full book review >

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WHO WANTS A HUG? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share widely. Few will be able to resist chuckling at this humorous yet heartwarming tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A big brown bear is generous with his hugs, and all the forest creatures appear to enjoy his embraces—except a grumpy, scheming skunk. Read full book review >