Search Results: "Hazel Mary Martell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CELTS? by Hazel Mary Martell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"Timeline; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 11)"
The catechism-style queries heading the 17 topical spreads here may seem a bit off-putting, but they're an admirably direct approach to information and subjects likely to interest children- -not only concerning ``what'' is known, but how the surviving evidence can be interpreted. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING AFRICA by Hazel Mary Martell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"What's more, the voices of Africans and others are categorized in mainly violent terms, not as justifiably reactive. (maps, diagrams, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
An anachronistic, dry account of European explorations of Africa that exhibits little sympathy for what native people endured, and little grasp of how such ventures were often physical and cultural massacres. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The lack of bibliography will not deter most readers from exploring further after this fine start. (maps, glossaries, chronologies, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
This fascinating survey, subtitled ``From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome,'' provides a basic grounding in mankind's rise to organized societies, ending at a.d. 600. Read full book review >

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WHAT ON EARTH...? by Hazel Townson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Neither as subtle nor as neatly structured as Burningham's book, but Rees has an agile, witty pen and kids are sure to enjoy the mayhem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the tradition of Burningham's Come Away from the Water, Shirley (1977), Dad complains about Laura's uproarious behavior, pictured on left-hand pages, while her parallel imaginary adventures are shown on the right: deep-sea diving, riding a magic carpet, scaling a mountain, etc. In a neat reversal, returning Mom blames Dad for the mess, while Laura's last adventure just may be for real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYING CRYING DYING by Dominic Martell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unlovable lovers by any respectable standard, but Martell (as Sam Reaves: Get What's Coming, 1995, etc.) is a skilled enough storyteller to con you into caring about them."
Antiheroes by the dozens in this deft, dark tale of terrorists, counterterrorists, and those who use them. Read full book review >

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IT'S SO GOOD! by Nevin Martell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"The title doesn't fit the book. (Cookbook. 9-14)"
The design of this cookbook cleverly supports young chefs in their mess-making—er, cooking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK by Hazel Lincoln
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An especially great resource for diverse classrooms that include special-needs children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful tale about animal adaptations, being comfortable in the skin you're in and learning how your body works. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

FIRE by Hazel Rossotti
Released: May 1, 1993

"A clearly written, often fascinating, and incredibly detailed treatment of a subject that touches everyone's life. (Thirty-two color plates; ninety halftones and line drawings)"
An encyclopedic volume on the phenomenon that underlies civilization itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC DUMLIGO by Hazel Larcombe
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"Some entertaining elements, but only the boy gets to play hero."
In this children's portal-fantasy adventure, 13-year-old twins enter a magic world ruled by a wicked Cyclops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DANGEROUS HAPPINESS by Hazel Hucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1996

"The standard mix of one part quaint British setting to three parts gushy romance, but Hucker knows her territory and has crafted a quietly charming second novel."
British writer Hucker (Cousin Susannah, 1996) introduces a charismatic stranger into the lives of three women craving a shake- up in the rural English village of Abbotsbridge. Read full book review >