Search Results: "Ty Wenzel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Enough jaundice to turn the paper yellow, but also enough pep and advice on bar etiquette to get you on the barstool for a test drive."
A former "spineless, frustrated Islamic New Jersey girl" chronicles her decade-long bartending stint at Marion's, a "kitschy fifties knockoff" in Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TY COBB by Charles Leerhsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one."
The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"A so-so read for the second-grade set. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ty is back, and he's a little nervous about his latest class project: to practice random acts of kindness and then recite them to the class at the end of the week. After all, how can you "do random acts of kindness on purpose?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Still, Ty might hit the spot for certain kids in that liminal stage. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spinoff from the popular The Winnie Years series will offer a new, younger generation of Myracle fans the chance to enjoy the ups and downs of the Perry family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERED DINOSAURS OF CHINA by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It is, however, the most extensive and up-to-date for younger readers, so despite its deficiencies—no bibliography or Web list, either—it's worth considering as a replacement for older surveys. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
For his solo debut, a veteran science illustrator takes dinophiles on a day trip to an early Cretaceous lake in modern China's Liaoning Province—identifying birds, insects, small mammals, and over a dozen species of the feathered or furred dinosaurs miraculously preserved there in the fossil record. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A solo debut for Wenzel showcasing both technical chops and a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wouldn't the same housecat look very different to a dog and a mouse, a bee and a flea, a fox, a goldfish, or a skunk? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS LIKE US by Ty Burr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A focused history of films that occasionally flirts with—but does not wed—portentousness."
The film critic of the Boston Globe explores film celebrity and waxes philosophical about what it means to and for the rest of us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERTAKERS by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The elements of a good action novel are here but are assembled into a soulless shell. (Adventure. 10-14)"
More zombies doesn't necessarily equal more action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIANT DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers who just can't get enough on the topic will snap this up, but it's one of the banquet's blander courses. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author/illustrator of Feathered Dinosaurs of China (p. 43) looks closer to home, taking young dinophiles back 150 million years and focusing on species discovered in the Rocky Mountains' Morrison Formation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"Large full-color reproductions allow readers to examine these mysterious works on their own, while the inclusion of a short biography and several black-and-white photographs of Magritte, his family, and his home offer a sense of the artist separate from his work. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In the Adventures in Art series (see Jockel, above), an introduction to Magritte that explains how some art tries to represent the real world, while other art purposely shows impossible things, and how RenÇ Magritte used realism to portray the imaginary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIT LIFE by Kurt Wenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2001

"Taut, fast-paced work from an author who knows as much about writing fiction as he does about the fiction biz."
A couple of literary legends get turned inside-out, revealing both the passions and the pitfalls of the writing life, in this debut roman à clef, set deep inside the New York publishing demimonde. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD OF SALVADOR DALÍ by Angela Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"A worthwhile entry in the Adventures in Art series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Explaining Salvador Dalí to children is no easy task. Read full book review >