Search Results: "Horace Logan"


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HORACE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"A voice from the past with something still to say."
First English translation of an 1840s novel that switches between a contemporary sensibility and old-fashioned preachiness as it limns the life of that so-very-19th-century phenomenon: a young man from the provinces with little money and high hopes. Read full book review >

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HORACE by Holly Keller
by Holly Keller, illustrated by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

"Some adoptive families may feel that ``lost'' is not the mot juste to explain what happened to birth parents; otherwise, a notably perceptive, reassuring story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Every night, his tiger mother tells Horace that ``We chose you...because you had lost your first family...We liked your spots, and we wanted you to be our child.'' Still, Horace feels the need of stripes; later, he seeks out a family with spots like his and enjoys their company, but then realizes that his striped parents and relations are his real family: ``Mama, if you chose me, can I choose you, too?'' The warmth and security from which Horace ventures forth to discover the relationship between his roots and his allegiances is confirmed in every deftly chosen word of Keller's simple text and each line of her affectionate, carefully composed illustrations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 1998

"Serious country-music fans will love it. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From Hank Williams to Slim Whitman to Johnny Cash to the one and only Elvis, this recollection of country music greats is a real foot-stompin— treat. Read full book review >

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HORACE AFOOT by Frederick Reuss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"Still, his voice lingers, as do many of the scenes in this terse, moving exploration of modern anomie and the longing for—and fear of- -intimacy."
A wealthy, erudite, middle-aged loner in search of anonymity settles in the aptly named midwestern town of Oblivion and is swiftly drawn into the town's persistent local mysteries in this idiosyncratic, rather beguiling debut novel. Read full book review >

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HORACE GREELEY by Robert C. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"Powerful portrait of a publisher who became the voice of Middle America during the nation's deepest crisis."
A comprehensive biography of Greeley (1811-72), deftly analyzing the price he paid to brook no intrusion, partisan or otherwise, on his principles. Read full book review >

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BRAVE HORACE by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"He's not original—the rascal who summons the courage to do the right thing—but he is charming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Keller (Merry Christmas, Geraldine, 1997, etc.) brings the young leopard, Horace, back to the page, this time as the invitee to a monster-movie party. Read full book review >

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HORACE SPLATTLY by Lawrence David
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Bad guys better stay away from Blootinville from now on—but you know they won't. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Watch out, Captain Underpants, there's a new superhero on the scene. Read full book review >

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HORACE WINTER SAYS GOODBYE by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A melancholy yet gently optimistic novel built around a subtly ironic reconciliation of existentialism with the butterfly effect."
Horace Winter, newly retired, finds his life crystallized by a brain-tumor diagnosis in Irish writer Bowman's (The Redemption of George Baxter Henry, 2011, etc.) fourth novel. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But the illustrations have enough fanciful glamour on their own to float the show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fruity artwork in deep color helps put some luster into this agenda-driven story. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN GETS MARRIED by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"While the friendship between the two girls is believable, the humor is often strident and forced; at times it's even derivative of such books as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, without Judy Blume's easy hilarity. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The friends from Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses (1995) return, and now Heather's best friend, the bossy Lizzie, is getting married. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A salutary reminder that heroic deeds aren't always the violent sort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A big, irascible knight, renowned for dragon-slaying and army-vanquishing, gets turned around by a determined, lonely child. Read full book review >