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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Although there is not much that's original or unique in either the text or the illustrations, it's amusing and entertaining. (Poetry. 6-10)"
A dog wags his tail in the paint and voilà, Donny has a work of art; a wad of bubble gum causes a hysterical disaster; and someone lets the mouse out of its cage. Read full book review >

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RIVERS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An adequate introduction to the water cycle for early childhood. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Where do rivers come from? 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 >