Search Results: "Barbara Jean Hicks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER KITTY by Barbara Jean Hicks
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Plump and brown-striped with one brown-ringed eye, Walter is a charmer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kids won't get the pun of the title, but they will definitely giggle at this superhero named Fang who's disguised as an ordinary house cat. Read full book review >

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JITTERBUG JAM by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2005

"Not going to bed. Now nor never." Read full book review >

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MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A fine serving for storytime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli," but it turns out that they do eat all of the other things depicted on Hendra's opening endpapers, and more: wheels, ships, boulders, buildings and rockets. Read full book review >

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SWIFT AS THE WIND by Barbara Juster Esbensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Especially appealing are the many close-ups of fuzzy cubs and the dramatic jacket painting of a cheetah at full gallop. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another fine science title from the author of Tiger with Wings (1991), focusing on the cheetah, the swiftest animal on earth. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN MOTHER by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Satisfying historical fiction, of particular appeal to readers who live near the banks of the Harpeth or Cumberland."
Hicks (A Separate Country, 2009, etc.) extends his Tennessee-set historical saga into the years immediately following the Civil War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A welcome addition to Cherokee history."
A vigorous account of the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their southern homelands and the complex events leading to what the author does not hesitate to call a "death march." Read full book review >

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A SEPARATE COUNTRY by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Expertly written, with plenty of unexpected twists—a pleasure for Civil War buffs, but also for fans of literary mysteries."
A tale of mixed-up foolscap, dark secrets, a dwarf and a wharf. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Annie's disarming voice evokes nostalgia for a bygone era and hope for humanity in a weary, modern world."
The astute observations of a little girl from a big Catholic family living in Pasadena in 1963. Read full book review >

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BOARDED WINDOWS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Read this book to admire Hicks' mastery of language, for the titillating sexual references and for the interesting characters. But if you want a story with a point, Hicks misses the target."
Hicks delivers a postmodern novel likely to appeal to a segment of sophisticated 21st-century readers. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE by Pamela Hicks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Though the first half of the book does little more than portray the pampered life of the upper-crust children who had to curtsey to grandmother, Hicks' love of India and the description of her year with the queen's world tour make it worth reading. Many fans of Downton Abbey will certainly enjoy it."
The story of Lady Hicks (India Remembered, 2007, etc.), who lived the kind of life we think of as only existing in books and movies, with nannies, governesses and all the trappings of the English elite. Read full book review >