Search Results: "Hazel Hutchins"


BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL by Sinéad McCoole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 1997

"Ireland's fight for freedom and a tantalizing portrait of a woman who was at once determined and vulnerable, talented and yet unsure. (24 color and b&w photos)"
A Dubin-based historical researcher rights a historical wrong by revealing Lady Hazel Lavery as more than just a pretty face commemorated on Irish banknotes and in more than 400 paintings by her famous husband, John Lavery. Read full book review >

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HAZEL by Julie Hearn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"However, while intriguing concepts and even flashes of humor abound throughout, the section set in England stretches on interminably, leaving many threads unresolved. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A wealthy girl in early 20th-century England is exposed to the suffragist movement and eventually shipped off to her grandparents in the Caribbean in this uneven work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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ONE DUCK by Hazel Hutchins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a fleeting episode, engrossingly tense, laced with a little natural history, and finished off by a not entirely predictable outcome. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One Duck (32 pp.; $18.95; $6.95 paper; Sept.; 1-55037-561-X; paper 1-55037-560-1): A mother duck nestles down in a field atop twelve eggs, a farmer fires up the tractor, ready for a day's plowing, and the stage is set for a sudden, potentially tragic encounter. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE SNAKES WROTE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Strictly for reptile fans; Hutchins' one-note tale and Holdcroft's illustrations are both rough and unsubtle. Two appended pages of interesting snake facts are the highlights here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Garter snakes use spelling skills to enlist lifesaving help. Who knew? Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP! by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A beautifully humorous ode to both pragmatism and imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evan learns a lot about life in general and colors in particular as his new set of crayons ages. Read full book review >

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UP DOG by Hazel Hutchins
by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Fanny
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This little pooch's up-and-down antics charm. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Though he earns a stint in the doghouse, this little dog is one endearing pet. Read full book review >

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DOG COMES TOO by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"In the end, while Cat is cute enough, it's Dog who has an interesting tale to tell. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A little puppy faces some big challenges while out on a hike with its owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOGETHER by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly, there are many valuable lessons to be learned from this story, but perhaps the most important is the idea that a hug is what keeps a family together when they're apart—'one when we leave…and one when we're all back together again.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
From buttons to zippers to hugs, young children will learn the meaning of "together" in everyday life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"An excellent read-aloud and a great choice for any child learning about time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How long is a second? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH HAZEL by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful change of pace for Halloween—or anytime. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Johnny lives with two man-sized brothers who are fond of him despite their careless condescension—he is young, and little; busy Bill and Bart don't want Johnny's help as they chop and plow on their wilderness farm, leaving him to observe and dream and make his own arrangements. Read full book review >

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ONE DARK NIGHT by Hazel Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"With suspense, compassion, kittens, and safety all rolled into one brief, comforting story, this is more than likely to become a popular bedtime choice—especially on stormy nights. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As a thunderstorm draws closer and closer, pajama-clad Jonathan opens the door to a stray cat with something in her mouth. Read full book review >