Search Results: "John Hulme"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF THE XILED by Michael Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1994

"Every voice is strong, moving, and meaningful. (6 b&w linecuts, not seen)"
Two young writers from New Jersey got tired of the images of apathetic, pessimistic, cynical slackers that ``guys in their forties'' have been creating and set the record straight with a collection of short stories that offers honest snapshots of America's Generation X. They've selected stories with no agenda in mind—except that they didn't want to have an agenda, just good stories by ``some young people and what's happening in their worlds.'' All the tales demonstrate that cynicism and pessimism mix with hope, faith, passion, and principle. Read full book review >

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THE SEEMS by John Hulme
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The authors have a firm grasp on the potential complexity of their world, and the end result can only be described as fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
"Reality," as we understand it, is a lie. Read full book review >

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THE SEEMS by John Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The cutesy puns can wear somewhat but are charming overall—in this small, book-length dose. (appendices: glossary, 'Time Is of The Essence,' 'Tools of the Trade,' 'Post Mission Report') (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Thirteen-year-old Becker Drane's career as the youngest-ever Fixer brings him up against a World-threatening explosion in this sequel to The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep (2007). Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2000

"Dora's voice is definitely that of an adult recollecting, but what she tells is compelling enough to keep young readers listening. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The first of a projected series of novels based on true family stories gathered by the author, this has the warmth of real life and a bit of the static quality of a sepia photograph. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING THE RAINBOW by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will want to see Dora's story continued. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Those who recall Dora Cookson from Through the Open Door (2000) will be pleased to follow her now that an operation has enabled her to speak. Read full book review >

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EASTER BABIES by Joy N. Hulme
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"5', it will just fit into an oversized basket; make sure the kiddos brush their teeth after reading it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"When signs of spring are in the air, / we look for babies everywhere!" Read full book review >

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MARY CLARE LIKES TO SHARE by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"What could be a boring and didactic exercise in fractional story problems is instead a witty easy reader, combining breezy rhymes with cheerful illustrations of children of many different ethnicities. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Mary Clare (who has red hair) is a kind little girl who is the soul of generosity. Read full book review >

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WILD FIBONACCI by Joy N. Hulme
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It's an entirely novel way to present a very tricky idea, but it just doesn't add up quite right. (Picture book. 7+)"
The organizing principle of this unusual counting book is the mathematical Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.), which, when plotted on a graph, forms an "equiangular spiral"—a curve frequently found in nature. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOISY BIRD SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"For fostering nature awareness, this is a welcome companion to the author's previous titles about noisy bugs and noisy frogs. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A say-along, sing-along invitation introduces the art of birding by ear through simple, recognizable bird songs and sounds and, mostly, familiar birds. Read full book review >