Search Results: "Gordon Hutner"


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SELECTED SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Theodore Roosevelt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Intriguing pieces, unobtrusively and skillfully edited, that form both a time and a timeless capsule."
An eclectic collection from the highly literate and scholarly president of the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"No sources, but Colwell did interview Bombeck. (Biography. 11+)"
Raised in a somewhat atypical blue-collar family in Dayton, Ohio (her stepfather was just 13 years older than Erma), Bombeck wrote for a school paper in junior high, worked for a local newspaper during high school, and had her biggest setback on the way to her destined career when a college teacher decreed that she lacked talent. Read full book review >

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POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE PRINCESSES by Gordon Fitchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Unfortunately, the text does not match the humorous and lush illustrations in wittiness or style, but those ducks do have a certain appeal. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
High-fashion ducks rendered in rich color pencil star in an otherwise ordinary retelling of this Grimms fairytale. Read full book review >

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DAY AND NIGHT by Maria Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Such sentences will be a little bald for some readers and just plain misleading for others. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
Simple explanations of complicated concepts (nocturnal and diurnal creatures, the rotation of the earth, etc.) are presented with colorful cartoons. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER AND THE FOLD by Scott Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A fast-paced popcorn space opera with occasional hints of depth—easily digestible like its predecessor."
An adolescent inventor tries to rescue his brother from a power-mad alien, while Earth faces a controlled existence as a member of a galactic association. Read full book review >

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SMITTEN by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Younger readers may need the title pun (which is also used as a punch line) explained, but should have no trouble following the main thread. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shared adventures weave the fabric of romance for two lost items of clothing in this screen-ready odyssey "based," as the title page notes, "on an original concept by Susan Siegel." Read full book review >

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THE UGLY TRUCKLING by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not for every child, but a new rendition of a beloved fairy tale that will appeal to many. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A combination of The Ugly Duckling and Are You My Mother? with a problematic ending. Read full book review >

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NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >

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DAVIN by Dan Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"An old-fashioned rouser of the first order. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Curled up in bed with their cocoa and pinch cookies, three children listen as their grandmother tells them the story of living toys on a quest through a darkened attic to save a boy's life in blitz-wracked London during WW II. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH COLOR by Maria Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"Writer and illustrator understand how young readers think and how to tantalize them with facts. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Two entries in the Simple Science series, both delightful, comprehensible, essential works for the youngest readers. Read full book review >