Search Results: "Clement Hurd"


BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1947

"Despite the high price, which takes it out of the straight merchandise market, this is a good buy, from quality of text and pictures — and most of all, idea."
Little children will love this going to sleep book — a really fresh idea by a talented and prolific author, illustrated by Clement Hurd. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY BUNNY by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1942

"The text pattern is a successful dialogue with almost nursery rhyme repetition and rhythm (those in prose)."
This is one of the nicest things Margaret Wise Brown has done, and Clement Hurd has made enchanting pictures, with line drawings and eight double spreads in four colors, beautifully reproduced. Read full book review >

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CLEMENT ATTLEE by John Bew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"The 'invisible man' gets his well-deserved due in this thorough new biography."
Detailed, philosophical biography of the unprepossessing, longtime leader of the British Labour Party, who laid out a "new deal" for the postwar Britons and cut imperial ties. Read full book review >

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CLEMENT GREENBERG by Florence Rubenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"A clear and honest summary of the life of one of the most pugnacious, influential, and original critics of modern art. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial critic who championed the abstract expressionist school as early as 1944, when he anointed Jackson Pollock and a few others as the ``future of American painting.'' The bristly Greenberg, who died in 1994, began writing literary and art criticism and essays in the '30s, while working for the US Customs Service in New York. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It's aged well, though the format will likely prove less durable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Reissued with new illustrations by Hurd's son, Thacher, 68 years after its original appearance, this first collaboration between Brown and Hurd of Goodnight Moon fame pairs simple, cozy animal scenes done up in saturated colors with an open-ended series of Bigs and Littles: "There were two great big chickens / and some tiny little chickens [turn] There were some great big fish / and a lot of little fish." Read full book review >

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MY WORLD by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2001

"One scene showing Father, Mother, and Child sharing the bathroom may explain why the original was allowed to pass out of print, but these days it shouldn't raise any eyebrows. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First published in 1949, this looks and reads just like its predecessor Goodnight, Moon, with a series of cozy domestic scenes featuring a bunny family matched to childlike rhymes, some of which—"My dog. / Daddy's dog. / Daddy's dog / Once caught a frog"—is engaging silly talk, more about sound than meaning. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY CADILLAC by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2005

A big blue classic convertible floats down the street until this "Sleepy Cadillac" stops by a little boy's window and takes him for a ride in the night sky. Read full book review >

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BAD FROGS by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Still, children will delight in the idea—as well as the general visual hyperactivity in the art and the text's rollicking cadences, which, when read aloud a number of times, could make for a rousing chant-along. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Going one-up on such solitary malfeasants as the wolf-suited Max and Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora, here no fewer than 170 frogs in human dress tumble, dash, skate and sail across the pages, "Smelling yucky. Read full book review >

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SANTA MOUSE AND THE RATDEER by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"In the cozy drawings of Santa and friends enjoying Rosie's hospitality, Hurd does for Santa what Seuss did for the Grinch—creates a holiday tale with as much wit as it has heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever departure from typical holiday fare, Hurd (Zoom City, p. 197, etc.) puts a new twist on an old favorite. Read full book review >