Search Results: "John Hope Franklin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An important work by an eyewitness to the events of the 20th century."
Personal history from a towering figure in U.S. historical circles and a key player in our current understanding of race in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A well-crafted and carefully researched account that opens a new window onto a dark and painful chapter in American history."
In a searing indictment of plantation life in the antebellum South, noted historian Franklin (professor emeritus at Duke Univ.) and Schweninger (History/Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) use primary documents such as court records, newspapers, and letters of contemporaries, including slaves themselves, to show that slaves often resisted their condition by means direct and indirect, and frequently to the point of running away. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 10, 2009

"Truly a gift."
A gorgeous ethnographical novel set in the Peruvian Andes, Gift of the Jaguar is a handsomely crafted tale of a youth's passage into adulthood-with the help of one very scary cat. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVE by Hope Vestergaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Unfortunately, the rest of this collection is pure pablum. (Poetry. 2-5)"
A former teacher and nanny, Vestergaard crafts more than 20 odes to babies in her debut for children. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGEDY RED SQUIRREL by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The brief text follows the squirrel from spring to fall; an afterword adds a few more facts. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
By the author of Wild Animals of Africa ABC (1989), another attractive nature book with outstanding photos. Read full book review >

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YOUR CAT'S WILD COUSINS by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"List of 18 additional wild cats; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the author of Wild Animals of America ABC (1988) and other nature titles, an elegant, readable look at 18 wild relatives of the housecat, with striking color photos and information on appearance, behavior, habitat, scientific name, and endangered status for each. Read full book review >

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JOEY by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"An enchanting animal portrait. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
An able wildlife author-photographer (The Raggedy Red Squirrel, 1992) portrays a young gray kangaroo from the time he first peeks from his mother's pouch until he's supplanted by her next newborn. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Chick-lit trappings expand a pretty good puzzle beyond the comfort zone."
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew (How to Seduce a Ghost, 2005) jumps the pond for the sake of family, career and maybe something special. Read full book review >

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CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WILD by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Overall, this is an interesting and informative title, in which the author speaks persuasively of the combined efforts of human and beast to bring each other out of the wild. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Ryden (Joey, 1994, etc.) describes the probable evolution of 15 of the world's most popular domestic animals including dogs, pigs, sheep, donkeys, elephants, and cats. Read full book review >

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DON'T WAKE THE BABY by Jonathan Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"The illustrations for this commendable debut are unusual for their energy and subtle use of vivid color; the concluding twist—the baby wakes Marvin—provides a satisfying irony. Especially appropriate for a parent/preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Mother cautions eponymously from the next room, Marvin plays rambunctious imaginative games (cowboy, magician, pirate, etc.) around his sibling's crib, finally falling asleep in the crib. Read full book review >