Search Results: "Harry Belafonte"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND IN THE SUN by Harry Belafonte
Released: May 1, 1999

"That I can't wake to the sound of the drum.' (Picture book. 5-9)"
Belafonte and Burgess's charmer of a calypso song is set to Ayliffe's lively, tropics-shimmering, cut-paper collage. Read full book review >

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BECOMING BELAFONTE by Judith E. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"So engaging that readers will crave a sequel: Belafonte since the '70s?"
The rise of the once-popular singer and actor (b. 1927) who used his celebrity and suasion to aid liberal causes.
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MY SONG by Harry Belafonte
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Bracingly opinionated autobiography from an American original, still provocative in his ninth decade."
The noted entertainer and activist looks back over his tumultuous life. Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Overall, a solid-enough introduction to Houdini; good escapist reading that should lead to more. (source notes, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Ehrich Weiss was born in Budapest and died Harry Houdini in Detroit, having lived a rags-to-riches story that was inescapably magical. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by C.E.L. Welsh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 27, 2010

"Skip this altogether and grab Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi's exquisite—and better-researched—Houdini: The Handcuff King (2007). (Graphic biography. 9-12)"
A clumsy graphic biography of the renowned illusionist. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HARRY by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"There is no sense of Harry's emotional growth; lacking a unifying theme, the book seems like nothing more than a series of funny skits. (Fiction. 6+)"
When five-year-old Harry Kane moves from the city to the suburbs, adventure follows: a classroom mix-up lands him in second grade instead of kindergarten; his turtle, Personality, meets an untimely end in the clothes dryer; Harry has to find a way to get to his grandmother's hospital room to deliver a get-well drawing. Read full book review >

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HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >

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HARRY & HOPPER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Tasteful, affecting and never maudlin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy's journey of grief. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE HARRY by Kate Klise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Humorous acrylic illustrations chronicle Little Rabbit's escapades with and without his imaginary playmate as he makes the transition from life with Harry to life with real friends in this amiable homage to the invisible playmate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Rabbit has an imaginary best friend named Harry, but what will Harry do when Little Rabbit goes to school? Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An engaging tour, albeit over well-traveled territory. (index, chronology) (Biography. 9-11)"
MacLeod offers a biography for readers not yet up to Tom Lalicki's outstanding Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini (2000). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Fewer wild woodnotes than usual, but masterful detail with a steady current of electric storytelling. "
Another historical crime novel haunted by dark killer angels from Blake (Under the Skin, 2003, etc.), whose seductive sentences often prompt comparison to the hard lyric twang of Cormac McCarthy's strings. Read full book review >