Search Results: "Alan Hirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A great subject overwhelmed by legal minutiae."
Who was the clever thief who snatched Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Consistent and contentious throughout, Amar and Hirsch offer an analysis that should threaten both liberals and conservatives with a commitment to popular sovereignty both like to avoid."
A strange sight, indeed: Popular sovereignty is taken seriously in a discussion of the Constitution. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Thorough, clearly presented scientific information is lightened by silly asides from dog-narrator Rudy to keep readers entertained and engaged as they learn a huge amount about the science of dogs. (further reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 8-14)"
In-depth science about dogs is presented in a graphic-novel format in this latest Science Comics installment for middle graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKAWAY by Jeff Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Only for series fans who haven't moved on. (Mutiplatform fiction. 9-12)"
The Cahill kids continue their clue quest to save the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers who enjoy meeting strong-minded characters who can shrug off reverses, muse over similarities between a flower bouquet and a poem, and speak as equals both to grownups and other children, will be delighted with Hazel Green. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Here's a young mover-and-shaker who will stay with readers for a long time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN ANDERS ON HER OWN by Karen Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"With lean, low-key writing, Hirsch gives Ellen's problems real respect. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A book acknowledging that, for a sixth grader coping with bereavement, grieving is as much about changing relationships as it is about healing. Read full book review >

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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Rushed worldbuilding and romance by peer pressure undercut any excitement the occasional battle might engender. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
What could have been an interesting exploration of the conflict between science and magic instead devolves into a choice based simply on who has the bigger bombs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At times heavy-handed, but the author's enthusiasm shines through. (Dystopia. 12-17)"
Hirsch's debut explores the creation of a new civilization out of post-apocalyptic ruin. Read full book review >