Search Results: "Gary Hogg"


BOOK REVIEW

GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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HOGG, HOGG, & HOG by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"That said, she may wish to consider spending slightly less time on her art in the future and more on what she does best of all: storytelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three clever pigs are at the forefront of trendsetting when it comes to The Big City. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN! by Gary Hogg
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Readers weary of endless variations on 'Little Red Hen' might give this a try. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hogg spins a tale from the titular expression, casting a slothful family that intimidates its feline member into providing firewood, food and entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"To be illustrated with black and white photos. (Index, notes, Web sites, bibliography) (Biography. 12+)"
In an above-average entry to an established series and a useful, modestly engaging biography, the author demonstrates that a careful, close reading of the Paulsen oeuvre and the judicious mining of selected biographical details can be shaped into an involving read. Read full book review >

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GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY JENNINGS’ AZTEC RAGE by Robert Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"If the Aztecs are enraged, it's because one of them read this improbable mess."
Answer "no" immediately if someone asks, "Would you like to know . . . about the men I have killed, the women I have loved, the fortunes I have made . . . and stolen?" Read full book review >

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GARY BENCHLEY, ROCK STAR by Paul Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A snapshot of what it means to be young, smug and oh-so-trendy, circa 2005."
A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. Read full book review >

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Gary Sees History-A Child's Journey by Gary Hooker Jr.

"A refreshing antidote to political cynicism."
In this illustrated political memoir for kids, debut author and fifth-grader Hooker learns about politics and experiences history firsthand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIMES OF WAR by Peter Hogg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A human face for 'the banality of evil,' Hannah Arendt's still serviceable phrase: sharply observed and well written, but unrelentingly painful to read."
A grim and unsettling first novel about an aging war criminal and his implacable young pursuer. Read full book review >

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SHOW ME THE SKY by Nicholas Hogg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novice author's chameleon antics can't distract from the hollowness of his story."
Four stories involving disappearances fail to come together in this exceptionally confusing first novel from the British Hogg. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"An unusual story of a life lived among a galaxy of stars, told with enough insight and intelligence that even those who dismiss celebrity memoirs should enjoy this jaunt through the glitz."
A famous director recalls his boyhood and working life as the son of the beautiful Warner Brother's movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald. Read full book review >