Search Results: "Cheris Hodges"


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DEADLY RUMORS by Cheris Hodges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A readable addition for fans of the series."
When a private investigator and an FBI agent with a sexual history work together, she might think they're trying to solve a cold case, but he's mostly trying to keep her alive. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"His visual trope of a flowerlike flame in the fireplace of Joan's home is startlingly recreated in the final image of Joan at the stake. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
While Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett's Joan of Arc (1998) focused on Joan as a saint, this spirited but reverent telling emphasizes Joan as a hero. Read full book review >

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B-FOUR by Sam Hodges
Released: June 1, 1992

"Colorful and charming in distinctly southern ways, but ultimately disappointing: a standard tale of bright futures and saccharine sentiments."
A mildly humorous but mostly unexceptional debut from newsman Hodges about his home turf, Birmingham, Alabama, and a cub reporter learning the ropes at the local paper who finds—all at once—love, the will to defy his tyrannical father, and a front-page story. Read full book review >

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ONE TO NINE by Andrew Hodges
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not for the math-phobic reader, but a treat for those who like challenges."
A mother lode of lore and learning about the digits. Read full book review >

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LONG SHOT by Craig Hodges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A skillfully told, affecting memoir of sports and social activism."
A former professional basketball player looks back on his life on and off the court, with an emphasis on how his outspokenness regarding racial discrimination led to his unofficial banishment from the NBA. Read full book review >

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HAUNTINGS by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Sources; illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Sixteen eerie tales, retold with varying success. Read full book review >

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DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"An author's note rounds out this happy foray into legend. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The legendary Lord Mayor of London's story is here resurrected for a picture-book audience, the straightforward retelling receiving dramatic treatment. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Sogabe shows only the goblin's tail, and does not depict the battle at all; readers more inured to terror may prefer Arthur Levine's eerie, atmospheric version of the story (1994), illustrated by Frederic Clement. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
An artist is born in Hodges's shortened retelling of a classic tale from Japan. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF BREMEN by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

An agreeable German tale of avarice vanquished and true heroism, based—according to Hodges's excellent note—on a 19th- century text. Read full book review >