Search Results: "Gary Hogg"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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BEWARE THE MANDARINS by Jane M. Hogg
Released: May 4, 2012

"Though rich in detail and packed with factual, historical details, Hogg's memoir is best suited for British audiences, history buffs or conspiracy theorists."
In her revelatory memoir as an employee of the British Civil Service, Hogg lifts the veil on the corruption that took place in British government in the 1960s and '70s. 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 >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TIES by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Another funny episode in a well-meaning (sort of, anyway) kid's life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kevin, 14 and no stranger to hyperbole, is back for a fifth humor-infused outing as he tries valiantly to deal with his often bizarre extended family (Vote, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROTHER OF WAR by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This worthy tale is definitely agenda-driven, but the cultural and historical information is laid onto the story with a light hand. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
A traditional game provides a way for a Mississippi Choctaw teen to step out of the shadows of his sports-hero older brother and dad. Read full book review >

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LAWN BOY by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Capital! (Fiction. 9-12)"
After his grandmother gives him an old riding lawnmower for his summer birthday, this comedy's 12-year-old narrator putt-putts into a series of increasingly complex and economically advantageous adventures. Read full book review >