Search Results: "Jamie Hogan"


BOOK REVIEW

RICKSHAW GIRL by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A child-eye's view of Bangladesh that makes a strong and accessible statement about heritage, tradition and the changing role of women, Naima's story will be relished by students and teachers alike. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Money is tight, and Naima wants to do something to help her family. Read full book review >

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TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A multicultural title with obvious appeal for animal-loving middle graders. (author's note, organizations, glossary) (Fiction. 8-11)"
When a Bengali boy finds and saves a tiger cub from a man who wants to sell her on the black market, he realizes that the schoolwork he resents could lead to a career protecting his beloved Sunderbans island home. Read full book review >

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ISLAND BIRTHDAY by Eva Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"This book engagingly invites young readers to explore a different lifestyle from a child's perspective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Life on a remote Maine island can be frustrating for a typical kid who misses the conveniences that mainland residents take for granted. Read full book review >

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JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome addition to the modern collection of John Muir's adventures. (Internet resources, bibliography, citations) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A noted naturalist nearly loses his life exploring a waterfall. Read full book review >

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HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"There's plenty of drama and appeal in this primary-grade introduction. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
"Flippers paddle. Flukes push. In every ocean on Earth, humpback whales swim." So begins this introduction to humpback migration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An adequate introduction for younger readers that sounds an alarm about global warming but offers little information on how to halt its pace. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
That global warming is occurring faster than ever is certainly bad news. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROAR! SHH! by Martina Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mixed bag. (Board book. 1-3)"
Standard concepts, tabs to turn, and perennially smiling animal characters are the salient features of this book and its companions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

From Three Worlds: $21.00, paper $12.95; Nov. 1996; 288 pp.; 0- 939010-53-4, paper 0-939010-52-6): A vigorous collection of prose and poetry showcasing the work of 15 of the former Russian republic's best contemporary writers. Read full book review >

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THE MESSENGERS by Edward Hogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"Quietly thrilling. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Frances is taking a break from her troubled family life and spending some time with cousins in a coastal English village. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THIEVES by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Hogan (The Blood Artists, 1998, etc.) writes with cool precision and a great eye for detail, progressively building suspense. Still, too much Doug and Claire and too little of the other thieves unbalances the story and gives it a disappointingly soft center."
The romance between a bank robber and one of his former hostages threatens both the unity and the safety of his criminal crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A bold argument based mostly on experiences and observations rather than statistical support."
In her debut memoir, filmmaker and activist Hogan examines the problems with international aid efforts in Africa. Read full book review >

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BURIAL OF THE DEAD by Michael Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Hogan (Man Out of Time, 2003, etc.) tantalizes readers with a kaleidoscopic plot, but his ambitious novel succeeds through the complexity of his characters, who keep the reader guessing."
Layers of deception obscure the truth about the death of a beloved heiress. Read full book review >