Search Results: "James Harvey Young"


BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Expert words on a fascinating subject. (Sixty-seven halftones.)"
Quackery is thriving in the high-tech 90's, according to Young (American Social History/Emory Univ.), author of Toadstool Millionaires (1961), which traced the history of quackery in America up to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, and Medical Messiahs (1967), which brought the story forward to 1966. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY PENICK by Kevin Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"This thorough, absorbing biography is also a history of golf in America and how one man taught so many how to hit a golf ball so well."
A biography of the humble Texas golfer who taught greats of the game and whose little instructional guide became the best-selling golf book of all time. Read full book review >

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HARVEY SLUMFENBURGER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Handsome and original: an entertaining addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Santa—he's crawling into bed after tucking in his weary reindeer when he spies Harvey's gift, still in his sack. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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A Storm Before the War by Phillip Otts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"Sparkling action scenes punctuate the first in a series of tales about the run-up to the Civil War."
Two young Americans find adventure and intrigue in the slavery era. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY by James Young
by James Young, illustrated by James Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Disarmingly direct. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In self-assured, cadenced prose, a little boy details his usual routine: ``This is the way I eat my breakfast and drink my milk and clean my place. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"A tender, thoughtful portrait of four generations, prompting hopes that the author's first full-length prose work won't be her last."
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. Read full book review >

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THE HARVEY MILK STORY by Kari Krakow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Capturing just the right tone for its audience, this is a significant contribution to the genre and a fitting tribute to an ordinary guy turned extraordinary. (epilogue, author's notes, bibliography, Web sites) (Biography. 6-9)"
Krakow debuts with a first of its kind: a picture-book biography of an important gay-rights figure. Read full book review >

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HARVEY POTTER'S BALLOON FARM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A wonderfully appealing premise, skillfully developed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Harvey Potter owns a genuine US Government Inspected balloon farm where he grows balloons to order: clowns, animals, monsters for Halloween, and even—when the young narrator who has been delightedly watching the crops gets old enough to strike out on her own—a huge floater to carry her off. Read full book review >

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MOVIE LOVE IN THE FIFTIES by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"A collection that will have readers scurrying to the video store."
A stimulating look at American films of the 1950s. Read full book review >

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WATCHING THEM BE by James Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Harvey's meticulously close reading of movies illuminatingly analyzes both the 'controlling sensibility' of stars and the viewer's process of 'intense watching.'"
A movie critic considers the mystery of star power. Read full book review >