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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PRINCE HARRY by Penny Junor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A premature biography that will interest devoted royal watchers."
A look at how the rascally fourth in line to the British throne has been forgiven youthful indiscretions but faces serious career decisions at age 30. Read full book review >

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OH, HARRY! by Maxine Kumin
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"Good fun for the preschool set and slightly beyond. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Combine a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet with a National Book Award-winning artist and, honestly, it's hard to go wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HUNGRY by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Children will delight in growling loudly along with Harry's tummy, turning story time into a rumbling, tumbling feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry is hungry! Read full book review >

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HARRY, REVISED by Mark Sarvas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Oscillates between earnestness and slapstick, and never seems quite comfortable in either."
In L.A. blogger Sarvas's debut, a guilt-ridden 40-something doctor, stunned by his wife's death during cosmetic surgery, tries to remake himself with the aid of two waitresses, an abridged edition of The Count of Monte Cristo and a podiatrist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HOOPER by Paul J. Zingg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just like its subject: steady, solid, and studied."
Zingg (Dean/St. Read full book review >