Search Results: "Vicki Cobb"


BOOK REVIEW

COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The book is dedicated to Lawrence's fans, who may be startled by the woman they discover within. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A surprisingly charmless memoir by the longtime Carol Burnett Show costar and recent talk show host. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS COLD; THIS PLACE IS DRY by Vicki Cobb
Released: March 31, 1989

Boldy decorative, full-color paintings and cheerful, informative texts introduce the adaptations necessary to cope with two diverse environments. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS COLD by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Alaska may seem like an unforgiving landscape, but set within the safety of these pages, readers can travel far and wide. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Updated from the 1989 version, this reissue still has enough incredible facts and bitter cold to make readers shiver in excitement. Read full book review >

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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 >

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I SEE MYSELF by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Cobb's extensive experience in science education is reflected in this illuminating work that sheds light on some sophisticated scientific principles. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
The scientific principles of light and reflection are often studied in first-grade classrooms, and any first-grade teacher will tell you it's not always easy to convey such complex ideas to six-year-olds. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IS LONELY by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 1991

"Visually striking, but this adds little to the understanding of flora, fauna, or people. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Nearly a third of this addition to the ``Imagine Living Here'' series describes life in the Australian outback, where ``a mid-sized station with eight thousand sheep is two hundred square miles.'' Cobb states that ``If you lived on the outback of Australia, the only people you would see every day would be your own family''; indeed, the illustration shows a man shearing by hand with just his wife and two children assisting. Read full book review >

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I GET WET by Vicki Cobb
by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Her illustrations utilize uncluttered pages, bright colors on white backgrounds, and creative type treatments that flow together into a lively, informative treatment. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Kids who wonder why their fingertips get wrinkly in the bathtub will find the answer to this question and other scientific stumpers in this simple but not simplistic study of the ways of water. Read full book review >

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MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Accessible and tender, this story gives young children a voice and shows how to hold the memory of a loved one close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told from a young child's point of view, Cobb's moving story respectfully explores the complex emotions a little one may experience while grieving the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A TIGER by Herschel Cobb
Released: April 1, 2013

"A gentle, affecting memoir."
The greatest baseball player of the dead ball era, and the most widely despised, tenderly remembered by his grandson. Read full book review >

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HAPPENINGS by Katie Cobb
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Ultimately, though, the good premise and the themes of family, peer pressure, independence, and communication will appeal to many teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Kelsey Gene Blackwell's good standing in her high-school AP English class is in jeopardy. Read full book review >