Search Results: "H.M. Bouwman"


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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Beautifully written, fully realized, fast-paced—this blurs the line between fantasy and history and has winner written all over it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An original, remarkable and very true debut. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE SEA by H.M. Bouwman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This novel touches on sensitive and tragic moments in history and gives them fantastical remediation for a provocative, immersive read. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the "second world" dwell people who did not arrive of their own volition. But in that world exist communities and harmony, between and among the Raftworlders (with dark brown skin and tightly curled hair) and the Islanders (with lighter-brown skin and straight hair). Read full book review >

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VIII by H.M. Castor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers will be caught up by the sweeping tale, which is more successful than many similar attempts at bringing a fascinating historical character and period to life. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
British historian Castor chooses a well-rehearsed period of history to re-examine what made the Tudor monarch tick from a new perspective. Read full book review >

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ORVIS by H.M. Hoover
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"A friendly and cheerful story, with Orris particularly well-drawn; a little predictable, but the threats and rescues are believable, and the theme of tension between spacers and earth people isn't overworked."
Two spacer kids stranded on earth befriend an ancient robot, and together they find sanctuary. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >

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ONLY CHILD by H.M. Hoover
Released: March 1, 1992

"Not one of Hoover's better efforts. (Fiction. 9+)"
Cody, born on the research ship Annie Cannon, is 12 before he leaves the ship. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF MARS by H.M. Hoover
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers learn how interstellar trade, corporate interests, and greed shaped a frightening and at times too-familiar society, more concerned with maximizing its profits than caring for its own citizens. (Fiction. 11+)"
Hoover (Only Child, 1992, etc.) makes Mars the futuristic setting for a compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN PALACE by H.M. Hoover
Released: April 1, 1988

"Medea's reputation; Hoover's version is especially thoughtful and well worked out."
A revisionist account of the legendary evil figure—here, portrayed as more sinned against than sinning—from a well-regarded SF author. Read full book review >

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THE REDHEAD by H.M. Howington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"An intriguing title, but a fitful tale of blackmail and murder."
This debut detective novel's eponymous figure embroils a Los Angeles private investigator in a convoluted case. Read full book review >

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DANCING CLASS by H.M. Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"This charming title will leap off the shelves and straight into the hands of all those little girls (and their moms and grandmas) with dreams of dance recitals and pretty pink tutus. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Stage mommies can offer a bit of bibliotherapy to budding baby ballerinas with this delightful introduction to ballet class, the second collaboration between Ehrlich and Rader (Dr. Duck, 2000). Read full book review >

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HOME BOY by H.M. Naqvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A breezy, thoughtful and witty novel about the immigrant experience."
In this case the homies are Pakastani-Americans and Pakistanis who want to be American—at least until 9/11 upsets the cultural balance. Read full book review >