Search Results: "Gail Hudson"


BOOK REVIEW

HUDSON by Janice Weaver
by Janice Weaver, illustrated by David Craig
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Craig's poignant illustrations evoke 17th-century style. (historic sites, suggested reading, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The complex story of explorer Henry Hudson, who, when remembered at all, is known more for his temper, favoritism and failed expeditions than anything else. Read full book review >

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HUDSON HATES SCHOOL by Ella  Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"It's no wonder that Hudson hates school, and it's hard to see how readers will feel any different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hudson has many interests, but school is a misery for him until he learns to work with his dyslexia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS OF HOPE by Jane Goodall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Personal warmth and enthusiasm increase the charm of this celebration of the 'beauty, mystery, and complexity' of the plant world."
A wonderful introductory guide to the plant kingdom from one of the world's leading naturalists. Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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HATTIE & HUDSON by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Outdoor enthusiasts will celebrate this brave young heroine as she schools the town on acceptance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lanky, little explorer paddles her canoe on a lake and inadvertently sings up a huge, green beast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY HUDSON by Melissa Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"Sure to ignite controversy among Jamesians."
London-born author Jones' novel explores the troubled relationship of an American expatriate novelist and his cousin, a charming orphan infected with tuberculosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK HUDSON by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Empty pillow talk."
A superficial biography of a major film star and icon. Read full book review >

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INSIDE HUDSON PICKLE by Yolanda Ridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Such stronger middle-grade narratives interweaving sports and life's struggles as Newbery winner The Crossover and newcomer Shamini Flint's Ten (2017) mean this one can stay on the bench. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle schooler struggles to reconcile family secrets, his asthma, and his love of sports and firefighting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A stimulating look at the American Revolution by a diligent historian and talented writer."
A fresh view of Britain's attempt to quash an independence movement that didn't have to occur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING THE HUDSON by Peter Stephan Jungk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Jungk's beautiful, uncanny work breaks new ground in stories about fathers and sons."
A traffic jam prompts a stirring meditation on family, faith and intellect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON by Isaac Bashevis Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A major work, from one of the great modern novelists."
The late Nobelist (1904-91) left us yet another gift in this previously untranslated long novel, originally serialized in Yiddish in the Forward more than 40 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"An upbeat compendium that will energize both hands-on and armchair conservationists."
A heartening collection of conservation success stories from world-renowned primatologist Goodall (Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, 2005, etc.), with field notes from Cincinnati Zoo director Maynard (Komodo Dragons, 2006, etc.) Read full book review >