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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST CURIOUS by Cullen Murphy
Released: Jan. 11, 1995

"Murphy's classy writing and eye for mundane curiosities keeps the art of the essay alive as a stimulant to the senses as well as the intellect."
Atlantic Monthly managing editor Murphy gathers some three dozen of his essays, all but one written for the magazine and all displaying his considerable journalistic talents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. POE by Lynn Cullen
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The narrative might have been more interesting had the author focused on the relationship between the title character and her husband."
Edgar Allan Poe, master of the gothic tale, becomes shrouded in even more gloom in Cullen's (Reign of Madness, 2011, etc.) insipid historical novel about his relationship with fellow author Frances Sargent Locke Osgood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Entertaining, lively chronicle of the Inquisition, touching on a wide variety of issues across the centuries."
A roving Vanity Fair journalist takes a swaggering stab at the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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COVER STORY by Robert Cullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"A smashing mix of suspense, sex, humor, danger, and cynicism."
While covering the stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks in Moscow, an American reporter learns that the Syrians are trying to recruit nuclear scientists from a tottering post-Soviet Russia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"One man's provocative, worthwhile, and stimulating summation."
Prep school teacher and historian Cullen, who once recast Bruce Springsteen in the mold of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Born in the U.S.A., 1997), now argues that you can't have the American Dream without at least defining it for your own time. Read full book review >