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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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

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

Narada's Children by Woody Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"An ambitious, sometimes-wondrous, sometimes-tedious tale of connected time periods."
From author Carter (Theology for a Violent Age, 2010) comes a novel about a mysterious man's multipart tale delivered to inhabitants of an ancient village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An eye-opening spotlight on the nation's most enduring political document."
The creation of the U.S. Constitution was driven by the desire for democracy—and money. Read full book review >