Search Results: "Dorothy Hoobler"


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IN DARKNESS, DEATH by Dorothy Hoobler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Well-plotted and fast-paced—a great read. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Adventure (and honor) in the land of ancient Japan—in the world of ninjas and the Shogun—will intrigue young readers who will find themselves fascinated with the details. Read full book review >

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SHOWA: The Age of Hirohito by Dorothy Hoobler
Released: Oct. 9, 1990

Set in the context of Japan's extraordinary 20th-century history, the life of the emperor (1901-89) who, on his succession in 1926, hopefully chose the name "Showa" ("Enlightened Peace") for his reign. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The grouping of memoirs around general topics leads to some natural disjointedness, but overall this is a good summation of the successful assimilation of Cubans into—and their contributions to- -American culture. (chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This entry in the Hooblers' American Family Album series (The Jewish American Family Album, 1995, etc.) begins with an introduction by Oscar Hijuelos, who notes, ``where there are Cubans, there will be much warmth, life and amazing energy.'' A collection of oral histories and memoirs grouped by topic offer firsthand accounts of ``The Old Country,'' ``Coming to the United States,'' ``Ports of Entry,'' ``A New Life,'' ``Putting Down Roots,'' and ``Part of the United States.'' Readers will learn about the quincea§era, the celebration of a young woman's 15th birthday, how immigration to the US broke down the extended Cuban family, once the strongest force in that society, and how Desi Arnaz became the first famous Cuban American. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

An attractive and extremely useful entry by the Hooblers (The Chinese American Family Album, 1994, etc.) in the American Family Album series, this documentary history covers the mid-17th century to the present. Read full book review >

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LOST CIVILIZATIONS by Dorothy Hoobler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In the ``Fact or Fiction Files'' series, fascinating information about mysterious ancient civilizations, in a clumsy format but otherwise well presented and engagingly written. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2006

"Only the newest arrivals to Shelley-land will discover any novelty here."
Better known as children's authors (In Darkness, Death, 2004, etc.), the Hooblers address the adult market with a biography of Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley based on a very shaky premise. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Some of the entries are funny, some serious, but all are informative and entertaining, augmented by the co- authors' introductory notes for every entry and black-and-white photographs of the spirited and spunky girls who wrote such wonderful descriptions of their lives. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This slim collection of actual writings of American girls from colonial times to the mid-20th century contains some real gems that are sure to inspire readers to learn more about history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; b&w photos & index not seen. (Biography. YA)"
A character study of this century's most famous political prisoner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2009

"The egregious misdeeds and their scientific detection are extraordinarily absorbing; the stolen painting belongs in another book."
Capacious study of some nefarious Parisians during the years before World War I, incongruously framed by the tale of Mona Lisa's famed disappearance in 1911. Read full book review >