Search Results: "H.A. Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOGIC OF DEMONS by H.A. Goodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"Goodman's story is interesting, twisty and thoughtful, though some readers may wish for more polished, refined presentation.
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Goodman's debut novel takes readers on an adventure into the afterworld, showing that choices have consequences that stretch beyond the present—even beyond this life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 4, 2012

"A smart, entertaining take on eternal conundrums."
Celestial gumshoes search for the source of evil in this knotty supernatural allegory. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? by Allan Wolf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"A heartfelt, intricate examination of what underlies human behavior. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
The day after a summer festival, two teenagers find the body of a schoolmate by the side of a road. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a resonant musical partnership at a historically significant moment in American music. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This married author-illustrator team (Light in the Darkness, 2013, etc.) here highlights the innovative, barrier-breaking collaboration of African-American Wilson and Jewish-American Goodman. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF ABIGAIL GOODMAN by Howard Fast
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fast, in any event, is donating profits from the book to Planned Parenthood."
That robustly persistent booster of the cause of civil liberties and the brotherhood of man, and author of over 80 published works (most recently, Being Red, 1990), now takes on the cause of women's rights—specifically the right to choose abortion- -and produces a lively courtroom drama, set in an unnamed southern state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >

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SEE THE CIRCUS by H.A. Rey
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 26, 1956

"Not too firm."
Rhymes and colored pictures, that fold open to reveal an extension of the original scene, give the young a provocative meeting with big top characters. Read full book review >

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LOOK FOR THE LETTERS by H.A. Rey
Released: Nov. 7, 1945

"This is definitely a picture book with letters as integral parts of the pictures, — amusing, gay, postery type of pictures with lots of humor."
Attractive merchandise, keyed to the substantial market seeking gay picture books with an alphabet idea that's fresh and new. H. A. Rey has made a game of it, a game that children who know their letters will be able to play with signboards and large scale lettering anywhere. Read full book review >

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TOMMY HELPS, TOO by H.A. Rey
Released: June 15, 1943

"There are eight pictures on heavy paper slides which pull out to show Tommy's brothers and sister in active service, in their tank, plane, jeep, etc. Expensive for so slight a toy."
A paper covered toy book with pictures in full color, which tells how Tommy saves sorap metal, rubber, old stockings, and even takes care of the baby to help in the war effort. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU GET THERE? by H.A. Rey
Released: June 15, 1941

"The Rey pictures are gay and amusing, with lots of detail that children enjoy examining."
A very good idea, not quite simple enough in development. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE SAYS THANK YOU by H.A. Rey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"If the curious protagonist in this story were reading his own tale on an iPad, he might get a little bored. (iPad storybook app, 3-6)"
This "multi-touch" children's book aims to minimize distraction, but in the process, it ultimately neutralizes the power of the medium. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE LEARNS THE ALPHABET by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 1963

"This is further re-enforced by the sounds of the letters being brought out by the names of the items illustrated and then combined into simple words."
The alphabet is introduced to Curious George, an old favorite, and to the readers with the shapes of letters (upper and lower case) being discovered in the shapes of animals and things. Read full book review >