Search Results: "Ewart Hutton"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
Released: April 16, 2013

"The sexual peccadilloes are not for the squeamish, but the plot twists are cunning, and Glyn Capaldi is the most appealing antihero this side of John Rebus."
Everyone who thinks Ian Rankin doesn't write fast enough should give newcomer Hutton a try. Read full book review >

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DEAD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2014

"This second outing for Hutton's half-Welsh, half-Italian detective (Good People, 2013) is a disgraced-cop procedural that provides plenty of local color and plot twists."
A surfeit of skeletons versus a cop with a mind of his own. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT by Claire Ewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"As the rigorous farm life swallows their emotions, it is the constancy of nature and return of the geese that restores them, bringing father and daughter closer together. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I remember Mama had said there were giants, strong and tall, and that one was looking after me. I needed to see one to believe." Read full book review >

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ONE COLD NIGHT by Claire Ewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"With a brief, nicely cadenced text and smoothly generalized figures set in lyrically evocative landscapes, an imaginative personification of the coming of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``...the cloud coyotes howled in the moonlight, and Snow Woman came to tuck us in.'' Depicted in Ewart's sweeping watercolors as a heroic robed figure, Snow Woman brushes leaves from trees, stills streams, and frosts fields, prompting turtles, groundhogs, and other creatures to burrow away for the winter— all but Black Bear, who doesn't leave even when she builds a frozen fire of pine cones, setting the northern sky ablaze. Read full book review >

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FOSSIL by Claire Ewart
by Claire Ewart, illustrated by Claire Ewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Beautifully illustrated science with a philosophical flavor. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The moving and graceful story of how a fossil comes to be. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER BOY by Keely Hutton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Spanning the conflict-laden years of Uganda's recent history, this debut novel-meets-biography is based on the true story of a former enslaved child soldier who escaped and found his own salvation in providing sanctuary for children who suffered a similar fate. Read full book review >

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PERFECT SILENCE by Jeff Hutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"Newcomer Hutton writes vividly about war and lovingly about baseball: an occasionally sentimental debut redeemed by passion and obvious sincerity."
Baseball and the Civil War combine compatibly in this eminently likable, at times stirring, debut. Read full book review >

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THE TROJAN HORSE by Warwick Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A thoughtful, multilayered introduction to this ancient tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Again, Hutton's verbal and visual simplicity will evoke complex responses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Hutton's exhortations seem best addressed to isolationists in both countries—an audience unlikely to be moved by them. For a more nuanced view, see James Kynge's China Shakes the World (2006)."
A middling effort at reconciling the interests of the Middle Kingdom and Middle America. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN MUSICIAN by Mahvash Shahegh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A serene, simply retold tale of dreams pursued and achieved. (source and background notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
A young musician finds a clever way to play to a royal audience in this tale from ancient Persia. Read full book review >

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ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS by Warwick Hutton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As an introduction to Greek myth, the book works at both the elementary and high school level, and is an ideal read-aloud for almost any audience. (Picture book/folklore. 7+)"
In this excellent retelling, the encounter between Odysseus and the one-eyed Polyphemus maintains its timeless appeal. Read full book review >