Search Results: "William Craig"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The Spanish-American War was the quintessential journalists' adventure. Craig beats his professional predecessors with his skilled and accessible personal journal and blunt history."
With a half-century of U.S. antagonism to Cuba's revolution as the back story, a freelancer visits the island nation to report on both its history and current situation. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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THE LYONESSE STONE by Craig Weatherhill
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"For collections with enthusiastic fantasy readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the first of a trilogy, ancient times and the present day intermingle in Britain's Cornwall, ensnaring modern children in ancient evil. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

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MY BARN by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, an offbeat introduction to animal voices, worth a try where funds permit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From cock-crow to moonrise, a farmer moves around his barn, feeding and observing his animals. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >

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HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

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STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >

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BEE & BIRD by Craig Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"Still, pleasant and cheery, it is an interesting and urbane read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bee and bird travel from tree and truck to boat and beehive; the likable pair are the perfect guides to this wordless work on perspective. Read full book review >