Search Results: "Joan Horton"


BOOK REVIEW

WORKING MUMMIES by Joan Horton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sure to be a hit at Halloween, Mother's Day, during a discussion about puns and when the popular question arises, 'So what do you want to be when you grow up?' (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this ode to hardworking mummy mothers, an impressive collection of careers is introduced with deliciously icky details sure to elicit appreciative "eww's." Read full book review >

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HIPPOPOTAMUS STEW by Joan Horton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Adinolfi's mixed-media illustrations are bright and energetic, making this, if not a first choice, a good enough ingredient to fill out thin poetry collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Quickly, tell me, what would you do / If a hippo were stomping around in your stew." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATH ATTACK! by Joan Horton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2009

"With its tiresome repetition and lack of utility as a lesson springboard in classrooms, this is one attack to avoid. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a departure from her collections of children's poetry (Halloween Hoots and Howls, illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, 1999, etc.), Horton's latest, while it still rhymes, tells the story of a young girl suffering from a math attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Brothers' Keepers by NLB Horton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Like 007 breaking The Da Vinci Code."
Revolving around archaeologist Grace Madison and her family of globe-trotting adventurers, the second installment of Horton's Parched saga and sequel to When Camels Fly (2014) is a highly appealing fusion of spy fiction, eco-thriller, and historical mystery.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORDS OF SECRECY by Scott Horton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Big Brother is watching indeed. This useful book catches him in the act and even offers some thoughts on how to poke his eyes out."
An examination of the erosion of personal liberty accompanying the rise of the national security state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW DRAGON by Lance Horton
Released: May 2, 2012

"The gripping story of a shadowy killer, especially thrilling for sci-fi fans."
In Horton's hard-hitting debut, a realistic thriller with sci-fi elements, vicious murders and a possible government coverup bring the FBI to sleepy Montana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"The same could be said of this book. (Author tour)"
A lush, intimate portrait of Smith Island, Chesapeake Bay, from Horton (Bay Country, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGLES by Casey Horton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Neither the discussion nor photos offer detail to clarify how species differ or why certain eagles were selected for inclusion; Horton leaves out scientific names and comprehensive size information, and the photos do not indicate scale. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A colorful but superficial entry in the new Endangered! series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Make no mistake, this is a fine collection, but it's an unfortunate fact: If you bought and enjoyed the Strahan and your budget is limited, you'll probably think twice about this one."
A fourth annual anthology from this editor, and not to be confused with its rival, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, edited by Jonathan Strahan, which appeared in April 2012. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEGINNINGS by Horton Foote
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Academics writing about Foote's life and work will have to slog through these unselective, self-indulgent memoirs; other, luckier souls can just say no."
A wearisomely folksy account of a young actor's apprenticeship in the 1930s. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL by Horton Foote
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"On its own weak terms, however, he's off to an unpromising start. (Author tour)"
Oscar-, Tony-, and Pulitzer-winning playwright and screenwriter Foote slowly recollects the minutiae of his Texas childhood in this foot-dragging, genealogy-laden memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Not groundbreaking, but a useful and readable record of the African-American experience."
A history of the African-American experience from the origins of slavery to the present day. Read full book review >