Search Results: "Dianne Hofmeyr"


BOOK REVIEW

ZERAFFA GIRAFFA by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Not a tall tale at all but a captivating bit of history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stories of animal feats that sound as if they can't possibly be true are always intriguing, and this tale is one that bears repeating. Read full book review >

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MY DADDY IS A SILLY MONKEY by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Readers at home and at school will enjoy using this as a springboard for describing their own dads and the things they do together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses metaphors to describe her fun-loving dad throughout a day spent together. Read full book review >

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THE STONE by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book has broad appeal, giving a fresh new shape and texture to a familiar story. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
This exquisitely illustrated story spins anew the famous tale of the Magi. Read full book review >

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THE STAR-BEARER by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2000

"The language is complex enough so that this is best used as a read-aloud, and may go nicely with Tamara Bower's The Shipwrecked Sailor, another Egyptian story that speaks across millennia. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Using an ancient Egyptian creation myth from Heliopolis, and inspired by, but not bound to, Egyptian motifs, Hofmeyr and Daly offer a lovely pourquoi for the universe. Read full book review >

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THE FARAWAY ISLAND by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"More about inner growth than survival, this brief Robinsonade is still likely to beguile younger audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this sweet (if inconsistent and much-altered) version of a possibly historical incident, a 16th-century Portuguese sailor jumps ship to take up solitary residence on St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 1999

"But as a general look around and update on research into women's health and life cycle issues, this is fine."
An overview of recent gender-specific research that is redefining womanhood, drawing on biology, anthropology, and psychology. Read full book review >

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FOOLPROOF by Dianne Pugh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pugh's fourth (Fast Friends, 1997, etc.) juggles computer gamesmanship, securities fraud, and murder most foul, seasoning the mix with her trademark office plotting, to come up with another winner that makes all manner of skullduggery look as natural as vanity and greed."
Bridget Cross has come to one of those rough spots. Read full book review >

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Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice entry point to an expansive saga."
A federal agent with the ability to read minds finds herself sucked into a world of vampires, immortals, and true love in the sixth installment of Duvall's (On the Hunt, 2015, etc.) Immortal Guardians series.Read full book review >

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JULIET IN AUGUST by Dianne Warren
Released: July 5, 2012

"The low-key narrative takes a while to build enough momentum to sustain reader interest, but once immersed in its leisurely rhythms, most will find this an engaging snapshot of rural life."
Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award, Warren's U.S. debut limns two nights and a single summer day in a tiny Canadian town. Read full book review >

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STONE RIDER by David Hofmeyr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"An exciting, action-packed romp that hits a few bumps along the way. (Dystopian adventure. 12-16)"
A dangerous race is run with everything on the line in this gritty dystopian thrill ride. Read full book review >