Search Results: "Harry Behn"


BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN by Harry Behn
by Harry Behn, illustrated by Greg Couch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A surefire crowd-pleaser, with just the right reading on the fright scale for sharing with more suggestible audiences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
"Tonight is the night / when dead leaves fly / like witches on switches / across the sky . . . " Couch illustrates a brief rhyme from Behn's first collection of poetry for children with shadowy, atmospheric views of a trio of costumed trick-or-treaters, who grow increasingly spooked as ghouls, witches, and eerily glowing jack-o-lanterns rise about them. Young audiences will respond with delighted shivers as the three fetch up in a misty graveyard, where menacing figures beckon—but turn out to be welcoming the newcomers to a party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREES by Harry Behn
by Harry Behn, illustrated by James Endicott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"It's a nice poem, certainly worth remembering, but this edition seems extraneous. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-8)"
With so much going for it, this ought to be a winner: trees are close to all good hearts; Behn is a fine poet who deserves wider recognition; and Endicott's stylized illustrations, artfully combining Japanese references and precision with bits of realistic detail—all in gorgeous, sophisticated colors—are striking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY AT THE MUSEUM by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers who've already met the endearing Bailey will be glad to see he's back and look forward to further exploits; new acquaintances will surely search for his well-received debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, Bailey, the totally typical early-elementary student who just happens to be a spotted dog, enjoys a field trip and finds a new friend. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COWBOYS by Harry Horse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Imaginative and fun. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Grandfather and his spunky dog Roo set out on another silly and over-the-top adventure, which this time takes these two unlikely explorers from England and across the United States in search of Roo's (in)famous grandfather, Old Blue. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT RUNAWAY by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Children just past toddler stage will happily identify with this independent—but not too independent—spirit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Where Margaret Wise Brown's Runaway Bunny is all talk, Little Rabbit suits action to words, declaring himself a runaway in the wake of a parental scolding and heading out into the garden with a few choice possessions. Read full book review >

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LUKE ON THE LOOSE by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"Only figuratively, one hopes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Leaving his oblivious father deep in "(boring dad talk)" with a passerby, little Luke scuttles off in pursuit of a flock of pigeons. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOLD DIGGERS by Harry Horse
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Silly fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Originally published in Great Britain, this chapter book's U.S. version retains an endearing British charm, which should easily translate and entertain this side of the pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY by Harry Bliss
by Harry Bliss, illustrated by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Deeper thinkers may see in this a message of acceptance of everyone for who they are; others may simply see fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bailey enjoys his day at school, from the bus ride in the morning through math, art, music, recess, reading and the afternoon bus ride back home to his…doghouse. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CASTAWAYS by Harry Horse
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Packed with silly hijinks and fantastical creatures, this last of the Lasts (The Last Cowboys, 2008, etc.), with its endearing duo of grandfather and Roo, delivers fun for readers new to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Although pushed into retirement by old age, Grandfather and his constant canine companion Roo quickly find themselves thrust back into action onboard the ominously named Unsinkable, in search of the mythical King Cod. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR LITTLE BEAR by Harry Horse
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"With sweet, engaging pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stuffed bear alone on a tiny island with a single palm tree wishes for something to play with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINDBERGH by Noel Behn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"True-crime fare, then, of a compellingly high order."
Behn (Seven Silent Men, 1984, etc.) reopens a celebrated criminal case—the kidnap/murder of Charles A. Lindbergh's infant son—and renders plausible if conjectural verdicts startlingly at odds with those on the official record. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUCLEAR PHYSICS by Harry Henderson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

The history of physics since the turn of the century is set forth in seven biographies that concentrate on the people and lives behind the scientific breakthroughs of the nuclear age. Read full book review >