Search Results: "Hilda Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GENTLE FALCON by Hilda Lewis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2013

"Uneven in value the new tweaks may be, but they do add luster to a tale that well merits a new generation of readers. (new list of recommended websites and videos added to the old bibliography) (Enhanced e-book/historical fiction. 12-14)"
Recipient of a starred Kirkus review in 1957, this fictionalized twin portrait of teenage Richard II and his child bride, Isabelle of Valois, still shines—more so for at least some of the historical matter added to this digital edition. Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP MADE A LEAP by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

The author-illustrator of Nice Work, Little Wolf! (1993) presents a pantomime, with a toddler announcing the actions of his animal friends and—in an irresistible invitation to young audiences to join in—imitating them on facing pages. Read full book review >

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AS QUIET AS A MOUSE by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Again, Offen's characters—both the costumed animals and the winsome toddler—are particularly bright and ingenuous. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A companion to A Fox Got My Socks (1993) and The Sheep Made a Leap (p. 148). Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT PIE by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"EWSLUGp1992, an attractive original offering with bright, action-filled illustrations and enough humor and suspense to delight the picture book group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When toothy Mrs. Snipper-Snapper asks for cherry pie—with ``lots of custard''—for her birthday, her crocodile husband orders it from Mrs. Elephant. Read full book review >

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NICE WORK, LITTLE WOLF! by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Good story, good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Wolf's mother is on the way for nails to mend their tumbledown house when he hops over a fence and lands in the lazy pigs' family; he's promptly entrapped by their demands, passed from Pop through Mom to two fat piglets, who give Little Wolf his orders. Read full book review >

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A FOX GOT MY SOX by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Just the thing for the toddlers' group. (Picture book. 1-5)"
The author of Nice Work, Little Wolf (p. 723) comes up with an appealing book for the youngest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Bleak yet inspiring evocations of hope in the midst of misery."
A collection of testimonies compiled by the members of FEMRITE, the Ugandan Women Writers' Association, brings human-rights violations to light. Read full book review >

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BEST OF PRAIRIE SCHOONER by Hilda Raz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"The selections, meantime, read like what you'd expect from an anthology selected by a committee: diverse, safe, predictable."
Editor Raz's anthology is typical of a now-common practice among literary magazines: collections that unabashedly celebrate themselves. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE WITH CHE by Hilda Gadea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An intelligent, tender look at Guevara's human side. See also second wife Aleida March's just-published (in Spanish) Evocation."
A candid, serious memoir by the iconic revolutionary's first wife. Read full book review >

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WITH MY DOG EYES by Hilda Hilst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Memorable and very strange: Latin American magical realism taken far beyond the bounds of the genre's usual whimsy and pushed into the territory of nightmares."
A slender, surrealism-tinged tale of fear, loathing and transformation, the third novel to be published in English translation by Brazilian writer's writer Hilst. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRE’S GRAVE by Hilda Gurley-Highgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"The incantatory style is a bit over the top, but, still, Sapphire's Grave is a lyric paean to black women through the centuries."
A Detroit attorney's first novel, the tale of an African slave and her many descendants. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Classically trained British actors of Knapp's pedigree are a vanishing breed, and he illuminates the rigors and the satisfactions of their professional lives."
Tasteful memoir from a repertory actor with the National Theatre Company in Great Britain who shared the stage with such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Alec Guinness and Peter O'Toole. Read full book review >