Search Results: "Brian Heinz"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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RED FOX AT MCCLOSKEY’S FARM by Brian Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The book design is inventive, with the opening stanza appearing before the title page and the child-pleasing foldout spreads propelling the storyline with their surprises. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Comical visual characterizations carry the day—or more accurately, the night—in this rhyming tale of a wistful fox intent on invading a hen house. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT NORTH WOODS by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In spite of textual shortcomings, this book provides a worthy introduction to an awe-inspiring geographic area that will be unfamiliar to many and may encourage some to get outside and enjoy the woods. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rothman's detailed, realistic full-bleed acrylic paintings dominate this survey of animal and plant life in the vast area of boreal forest that extends from the eastern Great Lakes across the northeastern U.S. into Quebec. Read full book review >

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MOCHA DICK by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A tour de force of design, story and illustration. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This eye-catching picture book presents the history of the legendary sperm whale behind the Herman Melville classic. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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KAYUKTUK by Brian Heinz
by Brian Heinz, illustrated by Jon Van Zyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"However, the lengthy text is dramatic; the paintings are a realistic accompaniment. (afterword, glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Heinz (The Wolves, p. 1235) and Van Zyle team up for an involving glimpse of the lives of traditional I§upiat people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLVES by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exquisite story of the wild. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a preface to this powerful story, Heinz (The Alley Cat, 1993, etc.) provides historical information on wolves in North America as well as their present situation. Read full book review >

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NANUK by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Text and art work together in symphonic anticipation, conveying the hunt in all its tension and fury. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Heinz (The Wolves, 1996, etc.) and Manchess convene their talents in praise of the polar bear's fierce, free spirit. Read full book review >