Search Results: "Woody Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

ZISHE THE STRONGMAN by Robert Rubenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Soft, earth-toned crayon drawings of a Samson-like figure energize this real-life superman story told, appropriately, with a bit of a big-top flair and a healthy sense of ethnic pride. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-6)"
Zishe, a poor Polish Jew and a blacksmith's son, displayed unusual strength from the time he was three years old. Read full book review >

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MEET THE HOWLERS! by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A brief section—'More about Howler Monkeys,' with additional interesting information about howlers—concludes this appealing introduction. (map) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Sayre (Honk, Honk, Goose!: Canada Geese Start a Family, 2009, etc.) delivers yet another entertaining and accessible guide to the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW, WHERE DO YOU GO? by Andy  Z
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Meager enhancements and amateurish animation mar this effort. (iPad storybook/song app. 2-6)"
The entertaining song at the core of this picture-book app is poorly served by unsophisticated effects and uninspiring animation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COW’S ALFALFA-BET by Woody Jackson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"The pictures in this artist's showcase are tableaus that tell no stories, but reflective viewers may catch a hint of the slow rhythms of a vanishing way of life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Vermont artist Jackson, best known for the distinctive cows decorating cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, strews a string of rural landscapes with similarly eyeless, stylized Holsteins in this series of New England farmscapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1996

"Surprisingly, Haut makes a sounder case for pulp fiction's political analysis of American culture than for its central importance to that culture."
Forget the snappy but misleading title: Haut focuses on the paperback originals that took the place of pulp magazines in the period from 1945 to 1963. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDER FROM MARS by Woody Woodmansey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A genial if surface-level glimpse into a brief but critical period of Bowie's career."
One of David Bowie's former drummers recalls his brief and occasionally baffling tenure with Ziggy Stardust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERE ANARCHY by Woody Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"I figured it out - it's really the only way.'"
Late last year, Nora Ephron, a writer renowned for Manhattan-sharp observations and a penchant for probing personal neuroses, released I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, her first collection of short pieces in decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a backstage tour of the fair, but enter for the academic air. If it's simple carny fun you seek, look for the egress."
After Barnum and before Spielberg, there was Fred Thompson, the perfect prototype of a 20th-century showman. Read full book review >