Search Results: "Tyrone Geter"


BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T SCARE ME! by Melissa Milich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Geter's paintings are not to be missed: swarming overlays of color, expressive as de Kooning, as eerie as Sleepy Hollow. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eugenia knows that her papa, Mr. Hayman, tells fine stories about African tribes and outlaws, but his ghost stories are so extraordinary that Mr. Munroe, who loves listening, can't make himself walk home alone after hearing one. Read full book review >

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DAWN AND THE ROUND TO-IT by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"A warm family story that should be around for a long time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like Ann Herbert Scott's Sam (1967), Dawn wants someone to share an activity with her; but Mommy is too busy, Daddy has a meeting, and her older brother and sister have plans to meet friends. Read full book review >

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IRENE AND THE BIG, FINE NICKEL by Irene Smalls-Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"The lengthy text is appropriate as a readaloud or for young readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
``Harlem [in the 50's] was a place where nobody locked the door, and you never questioned being black because there were a million people who looked just like you.'' Smalls-Hector's story, presumably based on reminiscence, follows Irene through one happy, event-filled Saturday: washing her face in the kitchen bathtub; going past the ``toilet room'' to a neighbor's apartment, where her twin best friends are among the 13 children and there's always delicious food to share; squabbling and then making up with another girl—''Charlene's people came from...down south, and they were church people''—(the traded insults are wonderfully mild); fearlessly playing in the park; finding a nickel and spending it on a bun big enough to share four ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRONE GOES TO SCHOOL by Susan Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Speedster'' format, incorporating Bjîrkman's deftly scribbled drawings and cartoon-style dialogue, is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and his huge dog have the same problem: neither listens to directions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"All too cute. But Mommies who speak the language of cats will find it catnip at daybreak."
Amusing first novel and takeoff on the old archy & mahitabel series, with two cats writing to each other by e-mail without their mommies knowing it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

With the capable help of sportswriter Levine (Life on the Rim, 1990), the smallest man ever to play in the NBA tells his story with warmth and humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD RED INDIAN SUMMER by David Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Des (black) and Mitch (Jewish) are more appealing than usual (The Shimmering Blond Sister, 2010, etc.) as they deal with her father's depression and his parents' relocation."
A suspended NFL superstar and his entourage move to Connecticut. Mayhem ensues. Read full book review >

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CRY ME A RIVER by Ernest Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"It be rich bottom-folk dialogue amid the heavy weather. Readers will drag their hearts about like rocks."
Hill's beclouded third is something of a variation on his A Life for a Life (1998), in which a Louisiana lad, convicted of killing a grocery-store clerk, is put away and, during his six years as a prisoner, is befriended and regularly visited by the dead clerk's forgiving father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND OF THE EARTH by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"The comedy and color are muted, though still unmistakably present, in a daring story that blends the contrasting extremes of Boyle's energetic sensibility in a way that bodes well for his always interesting and highly readable fiction."
Boyle's eighth novel reenters the risky territory of social concern and criticism that has proved a trap for his least characteristic, and weakest, fiction (East is East, 1990; The Tortilla Curtain, 1995). Read full book review >