Search Results: "Corinne Humphrey"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales will go to the Friends of Animals Utah, where Rudy was found. Or you can just make a direct donation. (Picture book. Adult)"
Humphrey ascribes to her dog Rudy a number of platitudes on life and living splashed onto brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

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SWEET HUMPHREY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Charles Manson goes British in this unnerving study of evil, another winner for Turnbull (Chill Factor, 2005, etc.)."
A multiple murderer is incarcerated in Kempton Hospital, a secure mental facility. Is he insane or evil? Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will find that seeing the world from Humphrey's standpoint is mighty satisfying. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey is back in Room 26 after winter vacation. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In his characteristically upbeat way, Humphrey offers wise tidbits on tackling life's inevitable troubles. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The tiny hamster with a big heart is back. Read full book review >

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THE HUMPHREY BOGART MURDER CASE by George Baxt
Released: April 25, 1995

"The Maltese Falcon with additional dialogue by Robin Leach."
Humphrey Bogart, on the brink of stardom as soon as The Maltese Falcon can be produced and released, tangles with homicidal burglars in pursuit of a Falconesque prize: a horn of plenty brought to Europe by Marco Polo when the Templars were still in training pants—and allegedly deposited with the Bogarts by the seafaring father of Bogie's third wife, battling Mayo Methot. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey's world consists of Room 26, an elementary classroom, and the children's homes he visits on weekends. Read full book review >

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MISSION (UN)POPULAR by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Margot's cautionary tale offers an insightful look at a young girl's journey of self-discovery and acceptance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a mother who reads tarot cards, 2-year-old triplet half sisters and an embarrassing stepfather, Margot longs for a more mundane life. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE MIND by Nicholas Humphrey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Only then, perhaps, could one argue that Humphrey has developed a new theory of perception—not a touchy-feely one—to explain consciousness."
Actually, not a history of the mind, but a theory of consciousness—and an amazingly parsimonious theory at that. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY BOOK by Humphrey Hawksley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2007

"Hawksley's latest (Ceremony of Innocence, 1999, etc.) is frenetic and dark, but a fair amount of fun."
A spunky computer hacker throws herself against a conspiracy of governments and a ruthless Russian oil billionairess, all of whom want to swat her like a fly. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. Read full book review >