Search Results: "Jonathan Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICUS by M.K. Reed
by M.K. Reed, illustrated by Jonathan Hill
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"This will change no minds, but its heart is in the right place. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A well-intentioned study of book-banning in the heartland. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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SHAMOO by Ros Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tongues will definitely mooooove into cheeks for this going-away-then-coming-back tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Holstein meets Humpback in this offbeat take on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

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MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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ON THE RUN by Gregg Hill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Stephen King couldn't have made up this tale of a father's savagery and its god-awful toll."
A raw-boned, horror-strewn account of life with a drug-addicted mobster father, written in alternating voices by his two children. Read full book review >

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DEPARTMENT 19 by Will Hill
Released: April 1, 2011

"They'll be so happy these vampires don't sparkle they'll forgive the novel's excesses and keep flipping the pages to the next splatter-fest—and then they'll demand the sequel. (Horror. 14 & up)"
If the elevator pitch for this book wasn't "Dracula meets James Bond," it was pretty close. Read full book review >

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TAKE IT EASY by David Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

A wilderness hike turns catastrophic for six New Zealand teenagers in this gripping, straightforward survival adventure from Hill (See Ya, Simon, 1994). Read full book review >

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DRAGON PAWNS by William Hill
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Purportedly the first in a trilogy; the next is eagerly awaited. (YA)"
Many adolescent girls will see themselves in protagonist Jules, a petulant 14-year-old who resents her twin brother Dari and longs to show everyone just how special she is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2005

"A grim filigree of turmoil during peacetime."
Hill, who taught in Eritrea for two years, beginning in 1996, digs deeply, humanely, and with political keenness into the country's history. Read full book review >

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WHAT ROUGH BEAST? by Richard Hill
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A series is promised."
Payback time for superannuated 60's radical Randall Gatsby Sierra, now a Tarheel p.i. called to Florida by his hometown friend Sarah Diehl, who wants to know what's become of her old lover (and Randy's former best friend) Happy Fox, last written up in tabloid headlines as ``PUNK TO JESUS FREAK.'' Partnered by improbably available reporter Leila Sweeting, Randy takes off for California—his otherwise idyllic path ominously crisscrossing that of the much-wanted Kampground Killer, whom he accidentally bumped into en route to Florida—and finds Happy as advertised, only to be faced by a more surprising and dangerous disappearance. Read full book review >