Search Results: "Henry J. Heimlich"


BOOK REVIEW

HEIMLICH'S MANEUVERS by Henry J. Heimlich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rather grandiose self-assessment that may appeal to someone whose life has been saved by the Heimlich maneuver—not likely to reach a wider readership."
A self-promoting memoir from the inventor of the abdominal thrust technique that bears his name. Read full book review >

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A COLD AND LONELY PLACE by Sara J. Henry
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The unanticipated ending will mesmerize some readers, while others will find themselves annoyed by the anticlimactic conclusion."
Henry's second novel once again follows Troy Chance, a freelance writer and news reporter who lives in the Adirondacks and frequently stumbles upon stories that need telling and people who need saving. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A haphazard, overwrought, sometimes-eccentric treatise on chess history that forgets that it's just a game."
Chess is a continuation of war by other means, according to this debut history of the popular board game. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO SWIM by Sara J. Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Well-wrought for the most part, if occasionally a little waterlogged."
In Henry's debut novel, a woman goes to great lengths to protect a boy she pulls out of a frigid lake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 30, 1980

"But adventurous readers will find engaging kernels here: the fuel pellets that keep the Miller engine anxiously going, afraid to stop, piling page upon page to convince someone or other—probably himself."
Begun in the Thirties (upon the urgings of Miller's Paris publisher, who thought a work of criticism might cement the serious-artist reputation of "pornographer" Miller) and worked on fitfully thereafter until finally abandoned, this paean to D. H. Lawrence is a passionate mess—a surge of homage to the one modern artist whom the young Miller saw as being an "Apostle of Day" as opposed to such "slaves of Night" as Proust and Joyce (and their art-above-life esthetic). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A valiant attempt to introduce culture and simple words, but the alphabet structure is a poor vehicle. (preface, pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Simple Korean words and culture are introduced to young Westerners using an ABC format. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >