Search Results: "Tracy Trivas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WISH STEALERS by Tracy Trivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Inspirational aphorisms closing each chapter, some credited ('Follow your bliss,' from Joseph Campbell, for instance), reinforce the very pervasive wish theme. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
An upbeat Kansas girl finesses her own destiny when a bizarre curse turns her life into a nightmare. Read full book review >

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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A PRINCESS FOUND by Sarah Culberson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2009

"An inspiring but flawed autobiography."
A mannered account of a biracial woman raised by a white family in West Virginia who was reunited joyfully with her African family. 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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ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Trivas's pen-and-watercolor art nicely captures the city's ambiance and the children's lively activity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >

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POTLUCK by Anne Shelby
by Anne Shelby, illustrated by Irene Trivas
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Delicious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Setting their table for 31, Alpha and Betty call their friends in for an alphabetical feast: ``Ben brought bagels...Don did dumplings,'' and so on, with some nifty longer improvisations: ``Norman knew that oodles of noodles would be needed.'' The extra five? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAJAMA PARTY by Amy Hest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 12, 1992

"Still, an attractive choice for young readers who like to read about girls like themselves. (Fiction. 5-9)"
For newly independent readers, a simple story (of four-and- a-half chapters) about three eight-year-old girls who live in the same apartment building; inspired by an older sister's 13th- birthday bash, they have their first sleepover. Read full book review >

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NOT YET, YVETTE by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Dad and little Yvette spend a companionable day cleaning the house, baking a cake, and preparing a birthday party for ``a cat doctor''—a day punctuated with Yvette's eager questions and Dad's patient responses until at last the guest of honor appears. Read full book review >

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BLACK, WHITE, JUST RIGHT! by Marguerite W. Davol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The narrator enumerates qualities inherited from her parents—a face that's ``a little dark, a little light,'' somewhere between Mama's ``chestnut brown'' and Papa's fair skin; hair that's ``halfway in-between'' blond and black. Read full book review >

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NANNIES FOR HIRE by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

Jenny Marks, one of the trio of eight-year-olds introduced in Pajama Party (1992), gets a baby sister. Read full book review >

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ALEX FITZGERALD, TV STAR by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An acceptable, if undistinguished, addition to young readers' collections. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Krull's second book about her irrepressible heroine takes up the excitement and disappointments of show business. Read full book review >