Search Results: "Dennis Haseley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING THINKING MACHINE by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Roy's invention is intriguing and may appeal to readers even as they begin to learn about those sad times of many decades ago. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Roy's younger brother, Pat, narrates a tale of trying to make do during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Read full book review >

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GETTING HIM by Dennis Haseley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A lot of muck to wade through for the single tender moment at the very end. (Fiction. 10+)"
Sixth-grade narrator, Donald, is an average 1950s preteen. Read full book review >

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DR. GRAVITY by Dennis Haseley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"An exercise in idea- and word-play: playful but portentous. (Fiction. 12+)"
Blaming his terminal clumsiness—and all the ills of the world—on gravity's pull, a young man develops a potion that puts the buildings and people of his Ohio hometown up in the air. Read full book review >

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TRICK OF THE EYE by Dennis Haseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Plodding, but bizarrely intriguing. (Fiction. YA)"
Young Richard (12) is a mover; he has the eerie ability to move into and out of paintings, where the figures speak to him and he to them. Read full book review >

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TWENTY HEARTBEATS by Dennis Haseley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

A wealthy man engages a great painter to create an image of the faithful horse that runs to him in 20 heartbeats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSES WITH WINGS by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Still, the story makes a good vehicle for Curlee's fine illustration debut; his clean, luminous art, elegantly framed in black rule, is handsomely designed and nicely embellished with period detail. (Picture book. 5-10)"
``More than a hundred years ago...Prussian troops marched into France,'' begins this tale of a unique rescue mission: the Prussian siege of Paris trapped French leaders, and someone needed to escape to the countryside and raise an army. Read full book review >

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THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSBY by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Just for the record, Crosby is drawn as a child with a dusky black complexion, while his new friend is small and yellow. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Crosby wears ratty old clothes and likes to save bits and pieces of junk. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE MOOSE by Dennis Haseley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The inner-beauty-trumps-outer-beauty theme is clumsily wrought, but this pleasingly corny moose romance is charming nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this unapologetically goofy story, a young Canadian he-moose falls for a beautiful she-moose not only because of her lovely exterior but also because she's kind. Read full book review >

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PHOTOGRAPHER MOLE by Dennis Haseley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The notion of balancing a successful career with family and home may be lost on youngsters; however this historical vignette is quite pleasing and intriguing all the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mole's fine portraits and photographs of family gatherings and special events hang in every home and office in his quaint, 19th-century, English-looking country town. Read full book review >

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A STORY FOR BEAR by Dennis Haseley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"And adults willing to look beneath the surface will find a message about the value of reading to preverbal children, too. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A tender, if unlikely, episode that affirms the value of both the written and the spoken word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST CATCHER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Resonant with potent symbols, a story whose power is magnified by its outstanding illustrations (and marred only by its cluttered title page). (Picture book. 7-12)"
A brooding, intriguing tale about a shadowless man who ``could get close to ghosts without turning into one.'' One neighbor after another seeks his help when a beloved (whether dog or spouse) has died after being mistreated; Ghost Catcher walks over the hills toward the shadows and brings them back. Read full book review >