Search Results: "Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"As colorful on the page as he is in person, Cianci is a natural storyteller with a lot to say. For politics junkies, this is a great guilty pleasure—pun intended."
A cheeky tell-all from a man with a lot to tell: Providence's notorious felon mayor, credited with cleaning up the city in the dirtiest possible way. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by M.H. Herlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A touching tale of hope, of holding on when you can, and of letting go when it's the right thing to do. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Li'l T offers an absorbing first-person account of a poor, tightly knit, multigenerational family's experience in Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, focused through the lens of Li'l T's relationship with a special dog named Buddy. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by Anne Bustard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"In its slavish desire to include every West Texas-ism imaginable, it insults West Texans, Holly—whose singing sounds downright cultured next to this—and the reader. (author's note, discography, bibliography, web sites) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Corn-pone language cripples this wholly inadequate picture-book biography of the rock 'n' roll pioneer. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by Brian McGrory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An unexpectedly melancholy meditation on marriage, mortality and the merits of living in suburbia."
The story of a newspaper columnist who got a second shot at love and happiness in the suburbs—only a crazed rooster named Buddy stood in his way. Read full book review >

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BUDDY LOVE by Ilene Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"Like the view through Buddy's camera, this novel makes the everyday interesting; Cooper's ear for the dialogue of early adolescents and her understanding of their problems keeps things entertaining. (Fiction. 10+)"
Buddy has fairly ordinary problems: a family that to him seems boring, an older sister who is boy-obsessed and snotty, one friend he has betrayed and another he follows slavishly. Read full book review >

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MY BUDDY by Audrey Osofsky
by Audrey Osofsky, illustrated by Ted Rand
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A detailed, upbeat picture of happy cooperation between boy and dog, appealingly illustrated with realistic watercolors. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A lad with multiple sclerosis describes his Service Dog—an unusually intelligent, affectionate golden retriever whose name is Buddy and who not only fetches and carries (he has a backpack marked ``Working Dog—Don't Touch'') but also turns out lights, pushes elevator buttons, showers with his wheelchair-confined master, and does dozens of other tasks at home and at school. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING BUDDY by Marc Kornblatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Earnest, but only ankle-deep. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A fifth-grader extends the hand of friendship, and keeps it extended until a bereaved classmate is ready to take it, in this unpolished but uplifting novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1998

"Because of his openly gay stance, Thompson may have to wait to achieve Foley's success, but Buddy Babylon should keep Kids fans smiling, and impatiently awaiting his next move. (Author tour)"
The purported autobiography of a favorite character of the influential (and now defunct) Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall, by the actor who portrayed him and the troupe's head writer. Read full book review >

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BUDDY TROUBLE by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Would that every sibling squabble ended this well. (Early reader. 5-8)"
It's the day of Books and Buddies (the best school event of the year), but can Tony and Big Sister manage to get through the day on their Best Behavior? Read full book review >

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ROBO BUDDY by Skyreader Media
developed by Skyreader Media, by Jayn Arnold, illustrated by Jim Steck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2011

"Given the artistry of its interactive elements and the overall design, its shortcomings make it an even bigger disappointment than less-ambitious efforts. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A lot of design creativity is wasted on a sub-sitcom-level story that never reaches for the stars, despite its Jetsons-meets-Marvel Comics approach. Read full book review >

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VINCENT VAN GOGH by Peter Harrison
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGp1993 and Loumaye's Van Gogh: A Touch of Yellow (1993) have superior reproductions and fuller details about both van Gogh and his paintings, but are for a slightly older audience. (maps, full-color reproductions, photos, illustrations, chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 8-13)"
This entry in the Art for Young People biography series focuses on the artist's life and immediate surroundings rather than on analyzing his work. Read full book review >