Search Results: "John Hendrix"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >

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JIMI HENDRIX by Leon Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though it reads like the author's effort to write himself back into the official history of his famous sibling, this memoir provides some insight into the background of a musical icon."
The guitar legend's kid brother delivers a candid memoir of the Jimi Hendrix only he knew. Read full book review >

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JIMI HENDRIX by Harry Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 1991

"You'll dig out the four albums Hendrix made before dying—and again find him a crackling wizard. (For a more musiculturally oriented view of Hendrix's life, see Charles Murray's Crosstown Traffic, 1990.) (Seventy-five b&w photographs, 16 pp. of color photographs—not seen.)"
Definitive biography of the giant of the electric guitar, who died in 1970 at age 27. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE MAN by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Brief of text but memorably illustrated. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
Some of Jesus' message is here, but the focus is on selected miracles and the wonder thereof. Read full book review >

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JIMI HENDRIX TURNS EIGHTY by Tim Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Sandlin's seventh novel (after Honey Don't, not reviewed) has some lively flourishes, but the one-note humor quickly palls."
Ancient hippies, defying mortality, rise up against the administrators of their retirement community in this near-future black comedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY CALLED DICKENS by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"This thoughtful and entertaining portrait offers a model for reading critically that will bear fruit as readers grow. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Metafictive techniques and atmospheric graphite, ink and acrylic compositions effectively pull readers into the life and soul of 12-year-old Charles Dickens. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE YOUR TAIL by Mary Hanson
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Clever and cunning, this is a recipe for laugh-out-loud fun, especially as a read-aloud. (map, family tree) (Fiction. 7-10)"
"If you are a rat nabbed by cats who really like stories about magic spoons, wolves with snout-warts, big, hairy chimney trolls . . . and cookies too," then you'll love this tale of tails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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HOOK'S REVENGE by Heidi Schulz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An incompletely satisfying return to Neverland. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The daughter of a famous pirate hopes to sail the high seas, but first she must survive finishing school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"It may not keep kids out of creeks, but this plucky Kentucky romp may well spawn a future historian or two. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Abe Lincoln's childhood friend Austin Gollaher changed the course of history when he rescued the future president from a swollen Kentucky creek in 1816. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE CODE by Heidi Schulz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An imaginative adventure filled with humor and heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
After defeating Neverland's crocodile (Hook's Revenge, 2014), Jocelyn, Capt. Hook's daughter and heir, sets her sights on finding Hook's hidden treasure.Read full book review >