Search Results: "Vic Damone"


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SINGING WAS THE EASY PART by Vic Damone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Forthright, compelling look at a vanished, glittering era of show business."
A crooner's breezy memoir. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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Vampire Vic by Harris Gray
Released: March 4, 2013

"A vampire's entertaining journey of self-discovery."
In this debut novel, a fat, balding accountant/vampire tries to take charge of his boring life. Read full book review >

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GUNS, VIOLENCE, AND TEENS by Vic Cox
Released: July 1, 1997

"Janet Bode and Stan Mack's Hard Time (1996). (b&w illustrations, not seen, index, further reading) (Fiction. 11+)"
For readers who need just the facts, this installment in the Issues in Focus series presents statistics on gun-related violence and fatalities as it explores both sides of the gun control issue. Read full book review >

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Incoming by Vic Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"An uneven collection with a few pieces that make it worth a look.
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Fictional tales of men facing challenges involving fidelity, fatherhood, military service, violence, and athletics. Read full book review >

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Rhinos Sharks & Unicorns by Vic Feazell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"This book's spirituality is a bit thick, but its snazzy legal high jinks make for an entertaining read."
A sublime lawyer tutors two lousy younger attorneys on cutthroat courtroom tactics and spiritual uplift in this legal dramedy. Read full book review >

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THE PANTANAL by Vic Banks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Another so-so addition, then, to a familiar story that still needs telling."
For readers distressed by the destruction of Brazil's rain forest and inclined to further armchair exploration of that country's threatened ecosystems, Banks's first-person travelogue offers a standard blend of background on the 400,000-square- kilometer Pantanal wilderness in southern Brazil, journal-like narration of his progress through the region, observation of its abundant but endangered wildlife, and eco-alert on current environmental abuses. Read full book review >

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GILDED CAGE  by Vic James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An absorbing first installment that presages an intriguing new fantasy series."
In a debut novel, James introduces readers to an alternate modern-day England where enticing drama and social unrest mix with aristocratic scandal and glamorous magic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A lively, erudite study."
British author and academic Gatrell (British history/Univ. of Essex; The Hanging Tree, 1994) explores exhaustively, albeit most pleasantly, the golden age of graphic satire that flourished in licentious London from 1770 to 1830. Read full book review >

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BEAROBICS by Vic Parker
by Vic Parker, illustrated by Emily Bolam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Frenetic and fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This counting book, its tribal rhythm pounding through its rhyming, typographic lines, is truly aerobics on the page. Read full book review >

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BEARUM SCARUM by Vic Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"There is an excellent combination in these pages of the mildly hair-raising with the humorous, a kind of slapstick for the very young, as the hunters set traps while oblivious to the fact that they are the quarry. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lighthearted countdown in which a bear and his buddies elude the bumblings of a troop of hunters. Read full book review >