Search Results: "Carl Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFORGOTTEN COAT by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A tricky, magical delight. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Treading water in her last term of elementary school, Julie figures she's learned all there is to learn, when two Mongolian brothers in fur-lined coats (it's summer) arrive: Chingis and Nergui. Read full book review >

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POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What's in a tide pool? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST BEGINS by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, fans of animal fantasies will adore the careful attention to detail, and will haunt the shelves for the next volume. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Once upon a time there were three bears—cubs who live completely separate lives until various tragedies cause their paths to intersect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"However, a small plot twist is refreshing and suspense builds steadily towards the final installment, the plot of which is nicely unpredictable. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This second entry in a cat adventure series has solid plotting and enhanced complexity but is marred by the same preciousness of its predecessor. Read full book review >

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THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE by Evan Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2002

"Hunter shrewdly balances sitcom domestic scrapes and japes with genre-issue melodramatics: a dysfunctional family portrait that's sharper and deeper than either formula would allow on its own."
The indefatigable Hunter, last seen teaming up with his own alter ego Ed McBain (Candyland, 2001), returns solo in this tale of a twin sister gone missing—and more than missing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Hunter turns what seems like a well-known story into something well worth exploring again."
Successful historiographical detective work provides Hunter (Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World, 2009, etc.) with the means to rework aspects of the careers of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF APARTHEID by Frederic Hunter
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"Austere and well-told; an unlikely mix of espionage, apartheid, and love on the run."
A quasi-political thriller and love story set in 1960s Africa. Read full book review >