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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The star here is Kimball, who upstages even Jefferson, emerging as a towering figure in American architecture and architectural scholarship."
Interwoven stories of America's earliest architects and prodigious scholar Dr. Fiske Kimball (1888-1955), who devoted his career to discovering, restoring and preserving their work. 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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Released: May 1, 1991

The Irish playwright Leonard (the Tony-winning Da; two memoirs, Home Before Night and Out After Dark) turns to fiction with a witty, glitteringly dramatic treatment of the by-now mythic love affair of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91), the Irish leader who fired the drive for Home Rule, and English-born Kitty O'Shea. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Hugh Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Gallagher chews on more than he's bit off in this puerile bit of self-puffery. (Author tour)"
This first novel from a popular 'zine writer has youth-cult exploitation written all over it, and Gallagher lives down to a publisher's worst expectation: His portrait of the artist as a young punk journalist combines all the self-pity and self- aggrandizing one could expect in such a callow effort. Read full book review >