Search Results: "John Hunter"


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WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS by John Hunter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Inspired, breath-of-fresh-air reading, especially for those who have ever questioned what the public school system can do for American children."
A veteran educator's uplifting account of how he introduced schoolchildren to global problems through a visionary game that charged them with saving the world. Read full book review >

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POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
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HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF SHADOWS by Erin Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Lacks the urgency and coherence of the bears' first series, but fans will demand this follow-up. (Animal fantasy. 10-14) "
The wildly popular writing team (writing collectively as Hunter) sends its team of bears out for another episodic adventure, but the object of this quest is less than clear. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST BEGINS by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, fans of animal fantasies will adore the careful attention to detail, and will haunt the shelves for the next volume. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Once upon a time there were three bears—cubs who live completely separate lives until various tragedies cause their paths to intersect. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"However, a small plot twist is refreshing and suspense builds steadily towards the final installment, the plot of which is nicely unpredictable. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This second entry in a cat adventure series has solid plotting and enhanced complexity but is marred by the same preciousness of its predecessor. Read full book review >

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THE JIGSAW MAN by David Hunter
Released: April 1, 1991

"A solid though unoriginal first novel, based on fact, by the author of the nonfictional police books The Moon Is Always Full and Black Friday Coming Down."
``How come it never turns out like this in the movies?'' wonders rookie Holston, Tennessee, investigator Gary Keith as an accidental Doberman gets in the way of his foot chase after big biker Bonzo, a suspect in the murder of Larry Foglesong, a retarded biker hanger-on whose body has been turning up all over the county. Read full book review >