Search Results: "Hugh Lupton"


BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF MYSTERY AND MAGIC by Hugh Lupton
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Storytellers will welcome this collection, with sources provided and personal provenance to back them up, and the title will attract kids. (includes CD) (Folklore. 8 & up)"
A professional storyteller, Lupton retells seven stories in his repertoire from Chile, Greenland, India, Nigeria, North America, Russia and Scotland. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF ACHILLES by Hugh Lupton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Epic in deed and scope and a-bustle with larger-than-life characters, this retelling of the Iliad will rivet both readers and listening audiences. (bibliography) (Folktale/mythology. 11-14)"
Two veteran storytellers give one of mythology's greatest warriors his due in a narrative rich in drama, tragedy, intense emotion and heroic feats of arms. Read full book review >

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ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE by Hugh Lupton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For readers who need their endings safe. (pronunciation guide, bibliography, family tree of the Greek gods, Olympians) (Mythology. 8-12)"
The myth of the power of music and love is retold for middle-graders with nuanced beauty but marred by a happy epilogue. Read full book review >

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TALES OF WISDOM AND WONDER by Hugh Lupton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"Sharkey's style is as odd and eccentric, at times, as Yumi Heo's, but also falls to more traditional forms for architectural details that help convey each story's setting. (sources) (Folklore. 6-12)"
A fresh and unusual collection of folktales, tied together by the rhythm of the storyteller's voice: This is Lupton's first book for children, but the oral origins of these stories from many cultures are evident in the pacing. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Though children (and some older grown ups too) may struggle with the cramped typeface, the stories and pictures make a memorable combination. (notes on legends, source notes, bibliography, acknowledgements) (Folk tales/poetry. 810)"
Palin's big, crisply drawn, vibrantly colored avian portraits intensify the impact of these moving, hilarious, thoughtful poems and folktales. Read full book review >

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THE QUALITY OF SILENCE by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Shrewdly commercial and seamed with some memorable descriptions of the polar wilds, Lupton's latest, though unsteady at times, delivers an engrossing wallop of readable escapism."
Can an intrepid mother and her plucky deaf daughter survive a perilous ride across a midnight polar landscape to find the missing-presumed-dead third member of their family? Read full book review >

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AFTERWARDS by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Despite excessive length and the sense of suffocation that can arise from Grace's interiorscape, this compulsive read confirms Lupton's instinctive commercial flair."
No one is above suspicion when a cozy scenario of suburban family accord morphs into a full-throttle psychological thriller, ring-fenced by a mother's love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"A solid work of history, cultural geography and reportage, opening a view onto a world too few in the West even know exists."
Once a fighter, always a fighter: or, never rule out the tenacity of a descendant of the Golden Horde. Read full book review >

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VOICES FROM A FAR COUNTRY by Hugh Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"An enjoyable debut, though without the observations and originality of more commanding works of the genre."
With undeniable shadings of Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, this Irish first novel offers certain charms in the end, despite a sluggish beginning. Read full book review >

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SILENT BATTLEFIELDS by Hugh Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2005

"A complex blend of memory, cultural identity, the ties that bind us and the ghosts that haunt us."
An elegiac tale of regret from both sides of a cataclysmic war. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL ELEMENT by Hugh Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Better than usual genre fare from an increasingly skilled writer."
Things are never dull in Holton's Chicago, and in his latest outing, things haven't gotten any simpler for series hero Police Commander Larry Cole (The Devil's Shadow, p. 363, etc.). Read full book review >

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WORLD WITHOUT END by Hugh Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A sweeping, encyclopedic history of the arrogance, ambition, and ideology that fueled the quest for empire."
A celebration of Spain's prowess and reach. Read full book review >