Search Results: "Deborah Hodge"


BOOK REVIEW

WEST COAST WILD by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"To say the book is simply a nature alphabet is an understatement. Altogether, the 26 selections create a panoramic experience in print—East Coast dwellers will want one of their own. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
"There is a wild and beautiful place where an ancient rainforest meets the ocean.…Come and explore the Pacific west coast" via the ABCs. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE MIXED-UP LETTERS by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"But ultimately, Hodge's text is missing the depth and feeling of Patricia Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rather shallow treatment of reading difficulties is the focus of Hodge's second work of fiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material. (map, biographies, timeline, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust, a broad if dispassionate overview of the privately funded evacuation of 10,000 European children in the months before the war's formal start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAVERS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Beaver signs, such as tracks, tree stumps, or scent mounds, will aid young observers in the wild; a glossary of terms completes this thorough examination. (map, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
This entry in the Wildlife series features concise, clearly organized facts corraled into brief, dual-page chapters about North America's largest rodent, the beaver. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S WINTER PARTY by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A solid choice on how to overcome isolation and learn to make friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"

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EAGLES by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"With a dozen fine eagle titles in print, including several at the easy-reading level, like Gail Gibbons's Soar with the Wind, this is an additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
The large picture-book format, brief text, and many colorful eagle paintings, which appear in this modestly priced title, will attract young readers, but the text is choppy, imprecise, and dull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Well-designed, well thought-out, these will satisfy young listeners and encourage further research in slightly older kids. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Straightforward, pleasing explorations of two common insects presented by and with photographs from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"For a civilian readership increasingly alienated from the culture of its military, Hodge provides an important guide to what the reformers have wrought."
A journalist specializing in military matters reports on the war on terror's transformation into "a campaign of armed social work." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"With more than a hint of being a bodice-ripper, this accomplished debut will speak to fans of historical fiction and epic novels."
The Civil War gets a supernatural assist in this blood- and sex-soaked epic, the first entry of a planned series from the husband-and-wife writing team. Read full book review >