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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RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS by Mack
by Mack, illustrated by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Considering the flotilla of more watertight treatments available, a washout. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A dip into the diverse bodies of water on our planet and some of the ways we interact with them. 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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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 >

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DUCK IN THE FRIDGE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The silly scenario and pro-books-and-reading message accentuate the appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy asks, "Daddy, why do you always read me Mother Goose before bed?" The question prompts a zany tale from Daddy's boyhood. Read full book review >

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AH HA! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"The ecologically sound and emotionally satisfying ending is sure to please all ages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Good News, Bad News (2012), Mack experimented with minimalism, creating text from the titular phrases alone; here, he challenges himself to dialogue created from just two letters of the alphabet, doubled and continually rearranged. Read full book review >