Search Results: "Hugh Brody"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Vividly told, full of striking detail, and utterly fascinating."
The shift from hunting to farming is a major watershed in human history. Here, an anthropologist describes the worldview of surviving hunting cultures. Read full book review >

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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 >

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Brody Boondoggle by Gary Karton
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"A refreshingly imaginative, emotionally satisfying quest for all ages."
A funny, engaging YA adventure with an important lesson at its core. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE 13TH CONTINUUM by Jennifer Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"Derivative and half-baked. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenager discovers something very wrong in her post-apocalyptic deep-sea colony. Read full book review >

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52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"It's sure to be enjoyed by teens, but this novel is just another example of poor-little-rich-girl lit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
There's no reason to hate this novel, but there are certainly plenty of reasons to feel apathetic about this formulaic work. Read full book review >

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RED STAR SISTER by Leslie Brody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"Casually convincing sentences and a steadfast memory make this a representative memoir of a troubled era."
A self-critical but refreshingly unrepentant memoir of '60s radicalism. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE SEASIDE by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"In addition to re-creating the feeling of the golden age, Brody this time provides a stronger mystery than usual."
A private investigator finds yet another vacation ruined by murder. Read full book review >