Search Results: "William Crow Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"An intriguing novel that doubles as a love song to capitalism."
A former soldier exiled to a prison planet takes on a corrupt planetary government in Johnson's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Vengeance by William Crow Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"Filled with dark, sardonic humor and absurd, exhilarating situations, this book delivers an intelligently written police drama with a shrewd protagonist."
A down-home murder mystery in a small Midwestern town leads a lawman to big-city criminals and a PTSD nightmare come to life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A moving biography by a husband aiming to carry on his wife's legacy."
A husband'stribute to his wife's courage and perseverance. Read full book review >

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Tea and Tyranny: Still Shaggin' in Boston by William E. Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2014

"An often fun, if overpopulated, novel featuring bawdy melodrama, derring-do and political intrigue."
Johnson's (The Seeds of Love...and War: Still Shaggin' for a Shillin', 2009, etc.) most recent historical novel views the American Revolution through the eyes of the Founding Fathers—after tankards of ale and trysts with waterfront doxies. Read full book review >

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L'IL SIS AND UNCLE WILLIE by Gwen Everett
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 1992

"It would have been nice to know more about the sizes of the paintings and the mediums used; still, an excellent introduction to an outstanding artist who deserves wider recognition. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Johnson (1901-70) was a black painter, born in South Carolina and trained in New York, who lived for 12 years in Denmark, married a Danish woman, and (after her death) spent his last 20 years in a mental institution. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE by Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A lock for a fast-break to the bestseller lists. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Magic's second autobiography, far richer than his first (Magic, 1983), for this one (written with Novak, coauthor of autobiographies of Nancy Reagan, Lee Iacocca, etc.) details not only the prestidigitation of the NBA's greatest point guard but also the stunning 1991 revelation of HIV infection that turned Johnson into a world celebrity. Read full book review >

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THE BRILLIANT LIGHT OF AMBER SUNRISE by Matthew Crow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Mushy but satisfying. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Learning, loving and surviving with cancer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2012

"Like the board book it is based on (Bizzy Bear, Let's Go to Work! 2012), this app has only a few pages, but each one is packed with features that encourage budding builders to linger as long as they like. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.-3)"
Kids who love trucks and construction will identify with Bizzy as he dons his hard hat and "helps" the crew build a house. Read full book review >

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EYES RIGHT by Tracy Crow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Honest and unsparing, though sometimes repetitive, this memoir is at its best when exploring the challenges faced, and sacrifices demanded, by women in the armed forces."
A frank account of a woman's rapid rise and scandalous fall in the Marines during the Reagan era. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Readers will feel as clever and brave as Jack as they outwit and outrun the giant in this engaging, entertaining app. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Nosy Crow's design cleverly weaves games and adventure into this favorite folk tale. Read full book review >

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PARKER PENGUIN by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Gender issues aside, this app is definitely worth the price of admission. (iPad informational app. 2-6)"
The second installment in Nosy Crow's educational Rounds series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A versatile collection to encourage creativity and multiple learning strategies. (Poetry. 6-10)"
San José and Johnson (both formerly on the editorial staff of Highlights for Children) have organized an anthology of traditional rhymes, lesser-known verses and nicely crafted child-authored poems. Read full book review >