Search Results: "Gregory Hickok"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A bold look at one of the most exciting theories in neuroscience."
The discovery of a class of brain cells called mirror neurons was embraced by an entire generation of scientists as the key to the neurological understanding of human social behaviors. But what if the fundamental assumption about these cells' activity was wrong from the start? Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"The author's note describing the real Harry Widener and his copy of Essaies may be one of the more gripping aspects of the book. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Patrick, an Irish lad, finagles his way on board the Titanic where he becomes a steward to book-collector Harry Widener and becomes embroiled in an intrigue revolving around Widener's copy of Sir Francis Bacon's Essaies. Read full book review >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers will eagerly await the next installment. (Fiction. 7-9)"
With war an ever-present possibility and uncertain of their future, Hope and her family struggle to survive in Philadelphia in 1776. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Numerous facts are interwoven, archival drawings and photos are included, and history is brought to life through Libby's candid narration. (b&w photos) (Fiction. 8-14)"
In this volume of the Dear America series, Gregory (Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie, 1997, etc.) describes the creation of the historic transcontinental railroad through the meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. Read full book review >

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MISSING SISTERS by Gregory Maguire
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Poignant yet bracingly unsentimental, a novel with the clear ring of authenticity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Alice, 12, withdrawn and inarticulate because she's quite deaf, lives in a Catholic orphanage in Troy, N.Y. Unbeknownst to Alice, her truculent twin, Miami, lives across the river in Albany as one of the Shaws' four adopted children. Read full book review >

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OASIS by Gregory Maguire
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"An unusually understated, still-generous depiction of modern family life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A young man's struggle with grief over the sudden death of his father is the central conflict in a novel that effortlessly illuminates the depth and strength of the human spirit. Read full book review >

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SNOW ON THE PEA SOUP by Gregory Randall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Quick and light, with a lack of self-importance that makes it more charming than frivolous."
A random collection of memories, part travelogue and diary, held together by light interjections of humor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A brilliant idea well carried out. (Photographs throughout—not seen.)"
A fictitious dinner party featuring Hollywood ``royalty,'' with dialogue taken from their own words during actual interviews with Speck. Read full book review >

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THE ARAB AMERICANS by Gregory Orfalea
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"A start toward recording the history of an underdocumented, influential presence in American society, but be warned: The book has mistakes."
An idiosyncratic account of Arab immigrants and their native-born children in America. Read full book review >