Search Results: "George A. Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOONHAWKER by George A. Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"Fox fuses tantalizing action, adventure and memorable characters with nearly three decades of real-life experience to deliver an addictive page turner with blistering intensity."
When ever-resilient, stubborn Atticus Gunner teams up with Butch Gorpon to uncover the mystery behind the deaths in an island community, the duo discovers that something far greater is in the works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO! A FOX! by Janet Morgan Stoeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"Midge, Pip and Dot prove that we can all be heroes, as long as a trio of smart hens has our backs covered. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The fox is in the henhouse. Silly fox, what in tarnation was he thinking? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY LIKE A FOX by Loreen Leedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"As welcome as springtime to teachers, aspiring writers and any who appreciate wordplay. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Not everyone can take the most well-known and clichéd similes in the English language and turn them into a story that will hold the interest of young readers, but Leedy has done just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A ISN’T FOR FOX  by Wendy Ulmer
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Despite a bobble at 'O,' in which an Octopus is knitting eight socks with but four pairs of needles, the examples are clear and clever, along with being presented in unforced rhyme just right for a rambunctious read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-6)"
Knorr's big, smiling menagerie supercharges an ABC that offers examples both right and silly for every letter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE A FOX by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Intriguing as a story of connection to the animal world and, for perceptive readers, filled with solace. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A fox kit born with a deep spiritual connection to a rural Vermont legend has a special bond with 11-year-old Jules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE by H.A. Rey
Released: June 15, 1952

"Enthralled with his handiwork, George absentmindedly bangs up his front wheel and through a new set of ingeniously interrelating circumstances, gets coralled by a visiting circus and ends as star of the animal show that evening."
Beginning readers and their younger brothers and sisters can follow the beloved monkey's funny string of adventures through Mr. Rey's profusion of colorful cartoons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FOX GOT MY SOX by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Just the thing for the toddlers' group. (Picture book. 1-5)"
The author of Nice Work, Little Wolf (p. 723) comes up with an appealing book for the youngest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO FIND A FOX by Nilah Magruder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Readers will want to put these instructions to use right away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A determined child attempts to find an elusive fox and learns that perseverance is rewarded. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A useful index is included but the book's great strengths are its clear, highly informative text, and Hewett's stunning photos of these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, which, alas, is fast disappearing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another entry about animals from frequent collaborators (Killer Whale, 1994, etc.), and this one's a gem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER GEORGE PLANTS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Backmatter includes a timeline, author's notes on both Mount Vernon and Washington the slaveholder, resources for further exploration and a bibliography. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
A pleasing new picture book looks at George Washington's career through an agricultural lens. Read full book review >