Search Results: "Bob Hartman"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. AESOP'S STORY SHOP by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Bob Hartman, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"'Sticking to your goals may bring more success than being lazy with your talents.' (Fables. 5-9)"
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell." Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY by Bob Hartman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Bigger laughs and more detail than the original, along with the time-honored message that truthfulness pays, make this a wonderful addition to any fairy-tale collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale gets turned upside down in this hilarious new version. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS’ STUFF by Bob Hartman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"The fun's in the text, which will make for a good fractured-fairy-tale read-aloud in many an elementary classroom. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Troll loves to hide under the playground equipment at The Traditional Academy for Small Furry Animals and the Odd Mythical Creature and jump out at his fellow students to shake them down: "[R]each in your pocket / And give me your stuff!" Read full book review >

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SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"Dragon fiction has never flown higher. Seraphina's adventures may be over, but here's hoping there are more Goreddi tales to come. (map, cast of characters, glossary) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Having come to terms with her own heritage, both dragon and human, Seraphina is back for more, following her eponymous first outing (2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"These gifted players sadly remain too faceless."
The saga of the first-call Los Angeles session musicians who powered some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A provocative work, tinged with sadness and anger."
Somber meditation by a descendant of slaves who journeyed to Africa to understand her past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"One soldier's chaotic life serves as an instructive microcosm of the American military experience in Vietnam."
Hartman effectively captures the hectic life at a medical clearinghouse in this exhaustive journal of his in country experiences during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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THE WELL-HEELED MURDERS by Cherry Hartman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Any questions?"
When Sam Reynolds, the Portland (Ore.) cop investigating Dr. Lucinda Frazier's murder, asks, ``Anyone you know want to see her dead?'' her lesbian colleague Morgan McRain replies, ``I don't know any voyeurs.'' Seriously, though, neither Morgan nor Sam believes Lucinda was killed by the anguished fetishist she was treating, even though the patient insists on confessing to the murder. Read full book review >