Search Results: "Gene Hull"


BOOK REVIEW

CHASING THE MUSE by Gene Hull
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2010

"A lively, indulgent memoir."
A musician reflects on his career and experiences from the Depression Era through the present. Read full book review >

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SLICE OF LIFE STORIES by Gene Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An intriguing but inconsistent collection."
Hull (The Sun God is a Ham, 2013, etc.) provides a series of short tales in multiple genres that tackle the comedy and tragedy of everyday life. Read full book review >

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FIFTY YEARS A COUNTRY DOCTOR by Hull Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Most readers will only marvel at such a gift."
Lively tales from the rural medical beat, Texas to Nebraska, from the 1940s on. Read full book review >

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ON ROUGH SEAS by Nancy L. Hull
FICTION
Released: April 21, 2008

"Believable characters, a tight plot and a wealth of historical detail neatly woven into the text make this a must for the many young readers interested in World War II. (Fiction. 10+)"
Hitler has already invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland, and France and England may be next. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE AND MORE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beginning with the familiar rhyme, Aylesworth adds a dozen or so similar verses, all equally silly: ``Hey gravy gravy!/The ram joined the navy,/The skunk sprayed French perfume;/The little hen laughed/To see such sport,/And the mop ran away with the broom.'' None has the mystery or simplicity of the original, but kids will enjoy chuckling over them and will want to make up their own—an activity that'll lure them into examining the verse's form and logic. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A handsome puzzle book that also enhances appreciation for our quirky mother tongue. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The well-known humorist uses a reverse alphabet to explore, and rail about, the idiosyncracies of English (``Y is for YEW and for YOU,/But it isn't for USING''), touching on the vagaries of homonyms and spelling, slipping in rhymes after teasing the ear by seeming to withhold them, and engaging in other wordplay (``J is for JEWEL but not GEM./It cannot be for GENIUS,/But can be for JERK''). Read full book review >

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SWEETHEART DEAL by Linda Joffe Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"Hull's third Frugalicious entry does for shopping what Joanne Fluke does for pastry, making sure the busy reader doesn't have to choose between a mystery, a wedding planning manual, and a guide to timeshare investments by putting everything into one volume."
Maddie Michaels, reality TV's Mrs. Frugalicious (Eternally 21, 2013, etc.), takes her show south of the border to teach America how to plan a destination wedding, complete with corpse.Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE HISTORY OF GREAT BUILDINGS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Introductory and summary remarks express the author's hopeful concern for future 'careful planning' and building of 'eco-friendly' cities. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Chock-full of facts and decorated with sketches of more than 100 great buildings, this whirlwind world tour provides an introductory reference to architecture. Read full book review >

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JACK THE TRIPPER by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Wodehouse with a dash of Gorey. (Picture book. 6-11)"
Devilish deeds at Benjamin Dizzie Elementary School. Read full book review >

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DEAR DEER by Gene Baretta
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Beware: Children will gain not only prowess in recognizing homophones but also the ability to produce bad puns! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the tradition of Fred Gwynne's A Chocolate Moose for Dinner (1976) comes this comic tale replete with homophones. Read full book review >

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NEO LEO by Gene Barretta
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Energetic, engaging and eclectic—just like its subject. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
In a format similar to his Now and Ben (2003), Barretta points out the links between one man's genius and the development of a varied catalogue of creations. Read full book review >