Search Results: "Heidi Cullen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A lively and troubling but not entirely doomsday scenario of our warmer future, which will hopefully persuade readers to pay greater attention. See Peter Ward's upcoming The Flooded Earth for more information about rising sea levels."
Fact-filled and entertaining yet disturbing depiction of our world as temperatures rise. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY TOYS! by Heidi Deedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A polished debut for this British author/illustrator, who might invent more challenges for the newly minimalist Lulu. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Lulu finds a creative way to clear out her huge collection of toys. Read full book review >

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CARMINE THE CROW by Heidi Holder
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An endearing old bird; a lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Holder revisits the enchanting world of Crows (1987) with a tale about an old crow who rescues a swan from a snare and is rewarded with a box of stardust that grants wishes. Read full book review >

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WHERE I LIVE by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"While not groundbreaking, these brash board books are visually hypnotic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book entry in the four-book It's My World series (the others are What I Wear, ISBN 0-688-14147-1; What I See, 14146-3; and What I Eat, 14145-5). Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
An illustrator distinguished by her elegant composition, sophisticated bright color, and simplified forms surveys some of the big top's most compelling visual images: elephants, a spotlit ringmaster, trapeze artists, animal tamers, clowns, etc. For collections that must choose, Ehlert's vibrant stylizations (Circus, p. 322) are more innovative and arresting; but Goennel's more realistic representation is pleasant, and makes a good introduction to a favorite experience. Read full book review >

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NELLY IN THE WILDERNESS by Lynn Cullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pleasant but unsubstantial fare. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a story that spans the four seasons of 1821, 12-year-old Nelly and her older brother, Cornelius, see their family devastated by the death of their mother, turned topsy-turvy by the arrival of their young and bookish stepmother, and enlivened by visits from a most peculiar John Chapman, a neighbor fond of planting apple trees. Read full book review >

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DISPATCH FROM A COLD COUNTRY by Robert Cullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Cullen's latest is good enough—aside from the occasional clichÇ and the seemingly obligatory genre romance—that one wishes to call it a fine novel instead of an effective page-turner. (Author tour)"
The third Colin Burke international thriller (Soviet Sources, 1990; Cover Story, 1994) has our intrepid reporter taking one of those dangerous Hitchcock travelogues, in this case to the troubled St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"Cullen's study—ostensibly dedicated to answering the essential question asked by golfers and non-golfers alike—contains little real enlightenment, despite its great entertainment value. Come to think of it, that's also the way some view the game of golf itself."
Cullen (Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect, not reviewed, etc.,) searches for answers and, perhaps, the deeper meaning behind the question: why would an intelligent person play golf? Read full book review >

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HEIRS OF THE FIRE by Robert Cullen
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An absorbing blend of geopolitical intrigue, narrow escapes, religious zealotry, mob violence, armed conflict, and expedient betrayal—all while posing thought-provoking questions about press responsibilities in both open and closed societies."
In his fourth outing, Cullen's ace foreign correspondent Colin Burke (Dispatch from a Cold Country, 1996, etc.) bears witness to the world-shaking meltdown of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >

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A MULLIGAN FOR BOBBY JOBE by Bob Cullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"For the converted, certainly, though this warm, funny, poignant tale full of people to like and aspirations to admire could well earn former Newsweek correspondent Cullen (Why Golf?: The Mystery of the Game Revealed, 2000, etc.) his first large audience."
A wonderfully entertaining tale about second chances in life, a game almost as hard as golf. Read full book review >