Search Results: "Jane Higgins"


BOOK REVIEW

TALLAHASSEE HIGGINS by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: March 23, 1987

"Despite its flaws, a page-turner with a well-drawn protagonist."
Liz was hardly more than a child herself when her daughter Tallahassee was born; 12 years later she still thinks like a teen-ager, a bitter fact that her daughter finally accepts after her first winter away from her. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS HOLE by Kevin Boreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Steer clear. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A middle-grade undersea fantasy angles to be a comical clambake but reels in only a damp debacle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE by Jane Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A suspenseful and entertaining debut. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
War propels a boy from the privileged side of town across the bridge to the enemy, where he learns the real causes of the war and about his own history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1974

"Hamilton is at her best here; the soaring but firmly anchored imagery, the slant and music of everyday speech, the rich and engaging characters and warm, tough, wary family relationships, the pervasive awareness of both threat and support connected with the mountain — all mesh beautifully in theme and structure to create a sense of organic belonging."
Virginia Hamilton goes home again to the hill country, where Sarah's mountain has belonged to M.C.'s family ("and them to it") ever since an ancestor fleeing slavery settled there with her infant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOBSTER AND IVY HIGGINS by Nancy Buss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Skippable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ivy Higgins, also called ``Poison Ivy,'' ``Fish Breath,'' and ``Shark Spit'' because her father owns a fish market, is taunted by Jerome Flensted and his friends even when she reveals that she has a 27-pound pet lobster. Read full book review >

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HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE SHARK by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Fast-paced fun. (Chapter book. 7-12)"
Best friends Hooey and Twig go to great lengths to raise money to buy a giant chocolate egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Transformation of Adam Higgins by Marvin Amazon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Piques curiosity for the next installment, but too much detail stalls the action."
The wrath of deep-space gods imperils human existence in this fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS BEND SONG AND DANCE by Jacqueline B. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Some of the townspeople look quite goofy, but they also look familiar, in a tale clearly fished from American waters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A meaty tale of the quest for an uncatchable fish named Oscar is told in folksy, irresistible language. Read full book review >

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HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAINSAW JANE by Marie-Jo Fortis
Released: March 4, 2013

"A thrilling mystery with an unlikely yet endearing heroine."
A gruesome murder is no match for a vodka-swilling Russian medium in Fortis' debut mystery novel. Read full book review >