Search Results: "Zachary Pullen"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIDAY MY RADIO FLYER FLEW by Zachary Pullen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Pullen's artful oil paintings zoom in and out on the father and son in exaggerated, distorting perspectives, emphasizing the boy's expressive face and his dad in gleeful moments. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The possibilities of the little red wagon have captured the imagination of children for decades. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >

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THE BAMBINO AND ME by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lively, fun-filled and altogether delightful. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
The historic rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is the catalyst for a young fan's extraordinary adventures in Yankee Stadium. Read full book review >

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Zachary Thackary by David Michael Layne
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Seaworthy beach reading for younger audiences."
A tender coming-of-age adventure that entangles a young boy in pirate shenanigans with his first love. Read full book review >

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LIPMAN PIKE by Richard Michelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"An insight into baseball and America that is at once historical and timeless. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lipman Pike played "Base" every chance he could get in his Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >

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CASEY AND DEREK ON THE ICE by Marty Sederman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Pullen's oil paintings aptly complement the larger-than-life plot, the characters' earnest faces canvasses for their emotions as they give the game their all. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A "Casey at the Bat" for the hockey fan. Read full book review >

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THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Readers will enjoy the period detail, the recognizable-but-even-larger-than-life football heroes on the field and the reminder that shared pleasures are best. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lad and his pop find a way to renew their sports bonding after their favorite baseball team moves away in this engagingly illustrated tribute to a legendary football game. Read full book review >

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THE TOUGHEST COWBOY by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Pullen's comical oil paintings, with their stunning Western landscapes and deliberately distorted cowboy caricatures, fit this clever tall-tale read-aloud to a T. The full-bleed photographs of burlap on the endpapers are a nice touch, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tall tale—which demystifies the taming of the Wild West—stars cowboy Grizz Brickbottom, who flosses with barbed wire and drinks a quart of Tabasco sauce a day. Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFRED NOBEL by Kathy-jo Wargin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A picture-book biography of the inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prizes fills a niche but oversimplifies somewhat in so doing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CORRUPTION OF ZACHARY R. by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"An artful, beguiling voyage to a place no one wants to go."
A jumpy, bare-bones plunge into the vortex of one man's madness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The events of the story combined may seem no larger than a pebble underfoot, yet the characters tug at readers, gaining steadily their attention and affection. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Holt reinvents the coming-of-age story, breathing life into a quirky cast of characters that inhabits the enervated town of Antler, Texas. Read full book review >