Search Results: "Joan Hewett"


BOOK REVIEW

A TIGER CUB GROWS UP by Joan Hewett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Animal theme parks use this line to justify breeding and keeping endangered animals as exhibits, but conservationists may be saddened by this effort to turn wild animals into cute displays. (Nonfiction. 4-6)"
Some little tiger cubs grow up with their mothers, but this one born in Six Flags Marine World, a wild animal park in California, is raised entirely by human keepers. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC DEFENDER by Joan Hewett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10- 14)"
Janice Fukai, a public defender for Los Angeles County, represents people who cannot afford private attorneys. Read full book review >

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TIGER, TIGER, GROWING UP by Joan Hewett
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 1993

"The photos are outstanding—blown up to fill the generously sized pages or in delightful sequences of related frames, they present the little tiger as a lithe, healthy specimen and an enchanting personality. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
From the time when, at a week old, she's given to her human foster mother (Mary) until nine months later, when she joins the adult tigers in their moated compound at Marine World Africa USA (in Vallejo, California), the experiences of Tara, a Bengal tiger cub, are depicted in a straightforward text and dozens of color photos. Read full book review >

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SOULFIRE by Lorri Hewett
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Still, Hewett offers change at the end, without neat resolutions, and the frustrations of young people searching for something they can depend on are clear. (Fiction. 12+)"
An angry, rough-hewn inner city story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sculptor Stephen Czerkas specializes in making life-sized models of dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF OUR OWN by Lorri Hewett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The racial controversy over the ball is also summarily resolved; such haste combined with gaps in logic, fragmentary conversations, and a weak finish make for a patchy story at best. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A contrived, poorly constructed climax caps an anemic plot in this soapy tale of two teenagers struggling to make sense of personal, social, and racial relations in a small Georgia town. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT FOR SHARKS! by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Pronunciation guide; additional reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
For shark fanciers, a look at a Los Angeles Natural History Museum exhibit, Sharks: Fact and Fantasy. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE DOG PUPPY GROWS UP by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"In vivid, appealing color photos and clear, well detailed text, an excellent presentation of a perennially interesting subject. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Honey, an ingenuous-looking golden retriever bred in San Rafael, California, to be a Guide Dog for the Blind, spends her early months as a 4-H project for nine-year-old Amy, and then returns to Guide Dogs to complete her training and placement—in her case, with Sister Anne Gelles, a teacher. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Full-color photos capture the excitement of J.J.'s release, but also the hard work of preparing her for her return to the sea. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Arnold and Hewett (Stories in Stone, 1996, etc.) record the harrowing rescue of a baby gray whale who had become separated from her mother off the coast of California. Read full book review >

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CATS by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: July 2, 1993

"List of species with Latin names, size, range, and endangered status; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Domestic cats and their wild cousins together comprise the 36 or so species of the Felidae family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER WHALE by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Indexes. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Two books from a series that includes Camel, Cheetah, Elephant, Panda, Snake, and Wild Goat. Read full book review >