Search Results: "Henry A. Crumpton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2012

"Even though heavily vetted, if without the black blocks of many other CIA-related texts, a useful inside look at what goes on behind closed doors—and iron curtains."
Indifferently written but nonetheless fascinating glimpse into the CIA's most secret—and secretive—department. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"A likable memoir, full of the author's love of life, even if it often covers familiar territory."
Walter's debut memoir, set in post-World War II America, delves into the importance of faith and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"While Giroux is a bit selective in his media surfing, his arguments are as convincing as they are disturbing."
A lively, provocative assessment of the media's biased portrayal of today's youth and the damaging effects of this misrepresentation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"A deep-delving bio for Gleason-lovers. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Third life of Gleason in recent months and by far the best—as well as one of the best celebrity bios of recent memory, written with richness and brio by two-time Pulitzer-winner (for journalism) Henry (Visions of America, 1985), who's also a culture critic for Time. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT BOX by Rohan Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The open-ended finish is ingenious and satisfies without being too neat; young listeners may respond to the cue to come up with Ollie's dearly-wished-for response, or they may come up with creative ones of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Elephants have a storied history in children's literature, from beloved Babar all the way up to Mo Willems' current kid-favorite Gerald. Here, a new elephant family enters the pantheon. Read full book review >

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TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

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ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >

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JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Capped by a lively and elegant design, the book should supplement to an elementary science lesson; what Jack's Garden lacks in personality, it more than makes up for in attention to detail. (Picture book. 3+)"
Cole mimics the cumulative technique of ``The House That Jack Built'' to describe the garden the eponymous hero might tend in his backyard. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >

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UNSPOKEN by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Moving and emotionally charged, the book is capped with a powerful close-up of the child's face on the rear cover with the legend 'What would you do if you had the chance to help a person find freedom?' (Picture book. 7-10)"
A farm child and a fugitive make an unspoken connection in this suspenseful, wordless Civil War episode. Read full book review >