Search Results: "Jen Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Likely to appeal only to Christian readers."
A mother's searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Read full book review >

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SPRING FOR SOPHIE by Yael Werber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Rural and suburban readers in northern climes will find much to recognize. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses all her senses to detect the signs of spring. Read full book review >

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DIANA'S WHITE HOUSE GARDEN by Elisa Carbone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"An important piece of our history brought down to a child's level. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Based on a true story, Carbone's story shines a light on the little girl who became the face of the first White House victory garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR by Perez Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cheery-looking and well-intentioned, but missing a crucial kid sensibility. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There aren't any direct references to boys liking boys or girls liking girls in this story about open-mindedness; it simply calls for tolerance for those who may be thought of as "different," such as this boy, who in addition to his startling looks also likes to cook. Read full book review >

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JOLLY REGINA by Kara LaReau
by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jen Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"'To shanghai' and 'charming' don't usually go together, but here they do. (Adventure. 7-9)"
When two dull-as-dishwater sisters suddenly find themselves working for female pirates, their days of boredom come sadly to an end. Read full book review >

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DOING HER BIT by Erin Hagar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Crisp dialogue and small dramas propel this story of a young woman's summer of service in wartime and women's emerging power on the homefront. (author's note, web search ideas, bibliography, period posters and photographs) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Based on real events and people, Hagar's story follows college student Helen Stevens during the summer of 1917 as the white "New York City college girl" learns farming to support the war effort. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Recounting the adventures of the son of an imaginary Chinese emperor, a master storyteller once again weaves a compelling tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lords Hill by Maggie Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"A profound meditation on the overcoming of past trauma."
In this unflinchingly candid memoir, debut author Miller recounts a childhood of abuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUGAR HILL by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fine tribute to the local color of Sugar Hill, who have made America a better and more interesting country for almost a century. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Weatherford's poetic, swinging textual rhythms meet Christie's artistic razzmatazz to create one hot picture book. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT HILL by Richard Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2004

"A veddy British story for fans of Amis père et fils, Malcolm Bradbury, and even Dickens. Nicely done."
Life is a series of accidents—that just gets weirder when you throw in politics. Read full book review >