Search Results: "Hazel Rowley"


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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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. 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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FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A focused account of a complex marriage that continues to fascinate."
A distinguished biographer's fresh take on the marriage of the Roosevelts, the most dynamic couple ever to occupy the White House. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"C'est la vie, or something like it; you've got to admire the philosophers' energy. A fascinating rejoinder to, and sometimes corrective for, de Beauvoir's Adieux."
A neatly assembled record of people behaving badly in the name of literature, philosophy and amour. Read full book review >

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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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HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers who enjoy meeting strong-minded characters who can shrug off reverses, muse over similarities between a flower bouquet and a poem, and speak as equals both to grownups and other children, will be delighted with Hazel Green. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Here's a young mover-and-shaker who will stay with readers for a long time. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING’S FISHY, HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Hirsch leaves the day-to-day details of Hazel's life sketchy, but he draws characters, particularly adult ones, in some (sometimes-quirky) detail, while endowing Hazel with a mix of strong-mindedness and quick wit reminiscent of a younger Sammy Keyes. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Neighborhood spark plug/sleuth Hazel Green solves a double mystery, and picks up some cogent insights into her own and human nature in the process. Read full book review >

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HAZEL THE GUINEA PIG by A.N. Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Boldly delineated b&w illustrations contribute to the inviting format. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Three easily read episodes, realistic except for the guinea pigs' spritely conversations that—though they do enjoy choosing just the right word—are mostly plausible verbalizations of what the little creatures might be experiencing. Read full book review >

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HAVE COURAGE, HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This Australian import is certain to be welcome in libraries where the other books have been popular. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Spunky Hazel Green returns for a third adventure, again set in her urban apartment house and involving adults as much as the children. Read full book review >

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HAZEL NUTT, ALIEN HUNTER by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not for everyone, but fans of the first will likely be pleased. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hazel Nutt returns for another adventure. Read full book review >