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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >