Search Results: "Gerald Hausman"


BOOK REVIEW

GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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TOM CRINGLE by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Like Geraldine McCaughrean's Pirate's Son (1998), this grand mix of pulse-pounding action, vivid language, exotic locales, and colorful characters fits firmly in the tradition of Treasure Island. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 13-year-old British midshipman logs seven months of rip-roaring nautical adventure, experiencing hurricane, shipwreck, fever, earthquake, kidnapping, sea fights, and plenty more. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"This will appeal to fans of true adventure tales. (epilogue) (Fiction. 12+)"
The most famous survivor of her time, Mary Bryant holds the record for the longest open-boat voyage by a woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Good stuff entertainingly told, and a gold mine for dog fanciers. (35 photos, 35 illustrations)"
To this season of the dog book, add this sprightly celebration of canine anecdotes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Even the most ardent equestrian will have a hard time slogging through this trite collection. (24 b&w illustrations)"
From the authors of several animal anthologies (Cats of Myth, 2000, etc.), a feeble ode to equines. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAYS by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers hoping for the chills of Duppy Talk (1999) or the high adventure of Hausman's 'Tom Cringle' stories will be disappointed, but those with a taste for introspective writing may be willing to give this a try. (source notes) (Short stories. 12+)"
Action takes a back seat to psychodrama in these six original sea tales. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Singular compositions focus on each dog as individual, without ornament or fanfare, as if in sculptural relief, carved against the surrounding vast plane of the page. (notes, sources) (Folklore. 8-14)"
Man's best friend is at the heart of 13 curious tales culled from worldwide traditions, crossing oceans and time. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FLIGHT by Gerald Hausman
FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"The age of the protagonist and the length of the book mark it for middle- schoolers, but the brutality of much of the subject matter and the many ambiguities, intentional or not, demand an older readership. (Fiction. 14+)"
A deeply disturbing novel, based on an incident from the author's childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A wondrous collection woven of comedy, gritty drama, and pungent imagination, stitched together with lyrical language that yields passages to be reread and shared. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The magic of a summer in a small town, circa 1957. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

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THE JACOB LADDER by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pulsating with exotic color, the story Hausman and Hinds have created is vibrant and heart-warming. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A fictionalized version of Hinds's childhood, he and Hausman have written a prose poem of a book that tells the story of a poor Jamaican boy who has to grow up real fast when his father suddenly abandons the family. Read full book review >

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EAGLE BOY by Gerald Hausman
adapted by Gerald Hausman, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"Most of the pages, filled with big cloudy expanses, serve as background for the text. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
A wonderful and unique Navajo legend from the trio behind Turtle Island ABC (1994, not reviewed) about the first boy to learn the ways of the eagles. Read full book review >