Search Results: "David L. Harrison"


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GEORGE HARRISON by Graeme Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Indifferent writing and tut-tutting and shallow criticism conspire to make this of interest mostly to completist collectors."
New biography of the youngest, gloomiest Beatle. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Superior, with plenty of crossover teen appeal."
New dark fantasy from the author of the splendid Afterparty (2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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BUGS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Amusing illustrations of the insects in action are done in bold strokes of ink on white pages or in white on black pages with the poems printed in white type, adding a sophisticated flair. (Poetry. 5-10)"
Forty short, rhyming poems about bugs and other crawling creatures are complimented by the choice of a small trim size that suits the diminutive subject matter. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"A winner- -to read aloud, pass around, and chortle over again. (Poetry. 6- 11)"
In his first collection of verse, the author of Little Boy Soup (1990) catches the school scene, from missing the bus on Monday morning to snuggling in with ``This book in bed,/This first FIRST book/I've ever read!'' In the meantime, there are not only challenges (``Does a capital q/That looks like a 2/Make sense to you?'') but emergencies (``I've gottogotothebathroom/The bathroom the bathroom'' has a comically urgent rhythm), rivalries, romances, and a quintessential ``worst boy in the whole class''—``wilder than a billygoat/And meaner than a pig''; school food; an impossible assignment (``But I'm half wild with fright!/You said to write two pages/And get them done tonight!''); there's also the title poem, an amusing tall tale of an excuse. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The narrative is aided by both photographs and original illustrations that imagine scenes from both the distant past and the field experiences. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
How and when the Western Hemisphere, particularly North and South America, came to be populated continues to be both mysterious and controversial for scientists. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAINS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An attractive introduction. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
How does the fossil of an ocean fish end up on a mountaintop? Read full book review >

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VOLCANOES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Curious readers should look elsewhere. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A first look at volcanoes by the author of Rivers: Nature's Busy Waterways (p. 412). Read full book review >

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DUDE! by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Boys today will read what boys have always read: good, well-written novels, as Paulsen, Hobbs, Rowling, Jacques, Snicket, Gantos and others know. (contributors and their work) (Anthology. 8-12)"
Now here's a sub-genre that doesn't need to grow. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' SONG by David L. Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This book, a group of preschoolers, and a rhythm band set form a cacophonous combination with appeal that's loud and clear. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fans of old-fashioned rhyming books will warm to this perky celebration of sight and sound: ``There was a little girl/With a silver flute,/Toot toot/Tootity toot,/Who puckered her lips/And blew her flute,/Tootity tootity toot.'' Soon she is joined by a little boy with ``a rumity drum,'' a hooty owl, a sleepy ``yippity'' dog, a cow, a pony, a rooster, a pig, bird, goose, lamb, duck, pigeon, and a shy mouse from ``under the sink.'' All together they make a crew that recalls the Bremen town musicians in a noisy, onomatopoeic parade: ``They sang and danced/And skipped along/With a flute and a drum/And the animals' song.'' The parade ends grandly; the girl who started it all is fast asleep in her sunset-drenched bedroom, her toys gathered around her. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT HOME FOR A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fresh take on the familiar theme: 'There's no place like home.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A raccoon couple searches for a new home in this amusing, succinct story with a plot that's short enough for younger preschoolers and comical enough for older kids. Read full book review >