Search Results: "Hugh Beach"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1993

"An enthusiastic report by a man in love with his subject, best read on a cold winter's night. (Twelve color, 43 b&w illustrations)"
In a lighthearted homage to a threatened way of life, an American anthropologist recalls his first year among the Saami reindeer herders of Lapland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HUGH by Deborah Lisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's an adventuresome tale, but the author uses it to promote an ugly agenda. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Limey-haters worldwide will crow at this history-based tale of Irish defiance during the reign of that "howling old hag," that "harridan," that "old red hag of a queen," Elizabeth I. Kidnapped by deceitful British, young Hugh spends four long years as a prisoner in Dublin Castle, hearing news of one atrocity after another, beaten and scorned but triumphing in every verbal encounter with his prejudiced, stupid captors, all of whom dress in ridiculous clothes and practice a colorless, denatured religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH by Elisha Cooper
Kirkus Star
by Elisha Cooper, illustrated by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"As daylight ebbs, the beach empties but leaves behind 'a day to remember when the beach is far away.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another charmer from Cooper, who, with his signature impressionistic, diminutive figures and scenes, delivers a perfect day at the beach, observing people, paraphernalia and nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGH CAN DO by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An attractive book that will be fun to share aloud. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In an original tale with a folkloric lilt, a persistent orphan in need of a toll for the bridge to what he hopes will be good fortune goes on an ``Old Woman and Her Pig''-style quest: the Toll Man requests a loaf of bread; the baker asks Hugh to get his grain ground; the miller needs his apron mended; and so forth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good storytelling matched with appropriate historical skepticism—a useful model for examining other 10-gallon yarns of westward expansion."
An inadvertent American archetype comes in for thoughtful consideration in the hands of Coleman (History/Notre Dame Univ.; Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, 2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSARITO BEACH by M.A. Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A few interesting details pull this thriller just barely above the pack."
For sexy Drug Enforcement Administration agent Kay Hamilton, arresting the drug kingpin was nothing compared to making sure he stays in custody long enough to face justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COPPER BEACH by Jayne Ann Krentz
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although the stakes are far-fetched and fanciful, the suspense never flags, and such ado over print material carries its own nostalgic allure."
In this launch of Krentz's Dark Legacy series, a psychic rare-book expert must wrest a valuable text from evildoers while resisting (or not) the uncanny charms of her client. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH DAY! by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A great follow-up to the team's Snow Day (2000). (Picture book. 2-5)"
What at first blush appears to be an early-early reader with all the questionable charm of Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot turns out to be a modest, yodeling read along (or at least reading the oversized words). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1998

"Those who ordinarily bike or walk to the local beach will find pleasure and novelty in The Beach, but they'd better look elsewhere for seashore recommendations."
A husband-and-wife team of popular-culture experts provides a lively celebration of the beach, "nature's most potent antidepressant." Read full book review >