Search Results: "Hannah Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL FOR BANDITS by Hannah Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"Shaw has created a hero in Ralph for all those kids who don't fit in and aren't afraid to be who they are. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Good manners win out over bad in this hysterical spoof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PALINDROME HANNAH by Michael Bailey
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Ignoring part six, Bailey's book will remind readers of human connectivity, while it frightens and entertains."
A creative effort takes horror to new heights in well-paced, semi-interconnected stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANGING HANNAH by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Miss Marple lite."
``The Miss Marple of Shady Hill, New Jersey,'' a popular magazine dubbed her when she solved the case of the murdered nanny (Missing Marlene, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Playing Hannah by Eric Beauregard
Released: June 28, 2016

"A performance starring a complex heroine that's not quite worthy of an encore, but good enough to see through to the end."
A teenage girl finds herself by playing other characters in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH ARENDT by Julia Kristeva
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not a volume to be picked up lightly, unless you enjoy tussling with sentences heavily laden with philosophical jargon and esoterica—but Kristeva fans are a diehard and hardy bunch, and they'll find plenty to be excited about here."
Intellectual all-star Kristeva (Possessions, 1998) offers this study of Arendt as the first installment of her new trilogy on female genius (the next two will deal with Melanie Klein and Colette). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD-FAMOUS CHEESE SHOP BREAK-IN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"When it comes to whiff, no substitute for The Stinky Cheese Man or Garrison Keillor and Anne Wilsdorf's Old Man Who Loved Cheese (1996) but gouda for a few chuckles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cheese shop makes an irresistible target for a bandit rat and his only slightly less avid offspring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT CAT CONSPIRACY by Katie Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The subtle pathos that underlies the lighthearted humor throughout this series is prominent here; the astringent, sobering ending leaves readers with questions to ponder. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In their latest adventure, enterprising 9-year-olds Anna and Suzanne tackle dictatorship (parental veto on removing the walls separating their homes), animal disappearances (cats and the vicar's prized koi), clutter (Dad's) and hoarding (the Cat Lady's). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING HANNAH by Mike  Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"Though it lacks anything in the way of extras or games, Hannah's little story is one worth seeking out. She's a charmer. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A child's frustrating habit of hiding things (including herself) around the house is offset by the cuteness of the hider and the light, playful tone of this app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH DUCK by Anji Yamamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The illustrations are handsomely crafted, but unfortunately, the text is rather stilted with a choppy flow that weakens the message. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in Japan, the wood engravings of this simple story adroitly create visual interest, but it lacks a strong narrative thread. Read full book review >