Search Results: "Heather Hartt-Sussman"


BOOK REVIEW

SEAMUS’S SHORT STORY by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"To quote the closing text: 'And that's the long and short of it.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
A diminutive boy finds a gender-bending solution to reach greater heights. Read full book review >

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NONI IS NERVOUS by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
From the creators of Noni Says No (2011) comes a book about getting through the first day of school and facing one's fears. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES HORTENSE! by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Warm and offbeat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With Nana, every trip is an adventure, and sometimes a lesson. Read full book review >

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NONI SAYS NO by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Gentle, like Noni herself. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though young Noni is competent in most areas, when it comes to her best friend Susie, she "absolutely, positively cannot say no." Read full book review >

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NANA'S SUMMER SURPRISE by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A paper-thin piece of work, which makes leaving an impression near impossible. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cousins on either side of the puberty divide find common ground in Nana's surprise birthday party. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE FOR MR. SUSSMAN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Another winner from a master. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bubbie is a matchmaker with a great record of success. Read full book review >

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A PIG CALLED HEATHER by Harry Oulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Stocked with flashes of wit, unlikely twists and narrow escapes from capture, this amiable ramble slides smoothly into the literary sty occupied by Wilbur, Babe, Mercy Watson and like talented porkers. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)"
When her "[b]est two-legged friend" moves away to London from a farm in Scotland, Heather follows—earning national celebrity on the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 18, 1972

"Each offers a sharp if fleeting glimpse of a different culture, but it is the reality of the settings and not the unremarkable plots that must sustain Ms. Sutcliff's considerable reputation."
Three of Rosemary Sutcliff's carefully crafted recreations of ancient times, generally less compelling than her full-length works though they exemplify the same seemingly effortless blend of story and setting. Read full book review >

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THE HEATHER BLAZING by Colm Tóibín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"But, no, the moment passes—another in a series of missed opportunities that doom the novel."
Tóibín's debut (The South, 1991) followed its heroine, a married Irishwoman on the lam, through a cycle of gain and loss; his downbeat second novel, the portrait of a Dublin judge, is all loss, no gain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEATHER FELL IN THE WATER by Doug MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It's hard to say whether this might convince fearful children that the water is their friend, but its sly attitude is definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Heather experiences an interesting relationship with water in this slightly offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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HEATHER, THE TOTALITY by Matthew Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The creator of Mad Men makes his fiction debut with a noirish novella designed to be read in one hair-raising session."
The difficulties created for a Manhattan family by the renovation of the apartment upstairs include a homicidal stalker. Read full book review >