Search Results: "Hope Larson"


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CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >

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MERCURY by Hope Larson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Classic themes of love, family, betrayal and renewal combine to create multilayered historical fiction that perfectly illustrates how the past continues to influence the present. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Lost treasure, mother love and misbegotten romance form the bases of this richly rewarding intergenerational graphic novel. Read full book review >

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WHO IS AC? by Hope Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"The story needs sequels; if they are provided, readers will want to return to Lin and Barnhurst for more. (Graphic fantasy. 12-16)"
This origin story of an unlikely teen superhero will have readers begging for more. Read full book review >

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A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Larson's admiration and respect for the original text shines through; this is an adaptation done right. (Graphic fantasy. 9-14)"
A faithfully adapted graphic novel of the beloved 1962 classic, just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Read full book review >

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COMPASS SOUTH by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Complex, engaging, and sure to please a wide audience. (Graphic historical adventure. 8-13)"
Two sets of twins find themselves pursued by gangs and pirates on a swashbuckling sea adventure. Read full book review >

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KNIFE'S EDGE by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails. (Graphic adventure. 8-13)"
The Dodge siblings return to the high seas in search of treasure. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGEDY RED SQUIRREL by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The brief text follows the squirrel from spring to fall; an afterword adds a few more facts. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
By the author of Wild Animals of Africa ABC (1989), another attractive nature book with outstanding photos. Read full book review >

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YOUR CAT'S WILD COUSINS by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"List of 18 additional wild cats; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the author of Wild Animals of America ABC (1988) and other nature titles, an elegant, readable look at 18 wild relatives of the housecat, with striking color photos and information on appearance, behavior, habitat, scientific name, and endangered status for each. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Chick-lit trappings expand a pretty good puzzle beyond the comfort zone."
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew (How to Seduce a Ghost, 2005) jumps the pond for the sake of family, career and maybe something special. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WILD by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Overall, this is an interesting and informative title, in which the author speaks persuasively of the combined efforts of human and beast to bring each other out of the wild. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Ryden (Joey, 1994, etc.) describes the probable evolution of 15 of the world's most popular domestic animals including dogs, pigs, sheep, donkeys, elephants, and cats. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"Some wooly mysticism fogs up these pages but overall, a well-researched and thoughtfully framed study of an often misunderstood artist."
An unconventional biography of avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992) and the profound influence Zen Buddhism had on his music. Read full book review >