Search Results: "Julian Hector"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN BUG by Julian Hector
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2010

"The author relies a little too heavily on details in the pictures to fill out his sketchy text, but he artfully uses subdued colors, elegant lines and generous quantities of space to lend low-key grace to each scene. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hector follows up Little Matador (2008) with another simply told take on the value of staying true to oneself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT JULIAN by Jr. Wangerin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An exquisite rendering of the ancient tale, with none of the anachronistic ironies that such updatings too often contain."
The life of the legendary medieval penitent and saint, retold with style and elegance by Wangerin (The Crying for a Vision, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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C.R. MUDGEON by Leslie Muir
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"This paean to the value of moderation, conveyed via a friendship story that will resonate with children, is just right for any kid who's wary of new things, and maybe a bit shy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers may not know beforehand what a "curmudgeon" is, but so many kids are creatures of habit they'll sympathize with this hidebound hedgehog. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE FIREFIGHTER by Laura Godwin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"His artwork is detailed enough to satisfy, but stops well short of scaring the intended audience with excessive realism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yet another firefighting tale that emphasizes the rescue of a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONDAY IS ONE DAY by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hits the spot for families with working parents. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Leaving their kids to go to work every Monday morning is hard for parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Expertly handled prognostication with more than a touch of somber magnificence."
Post-apocalyptic power struggle from Hugo Award winner Wilson (Axis, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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HECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hector and his classmates learn about collecting. Read full book review >

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3 NBS OF JULIAN DREW by James M. Deem
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"302, etc.) presents a hard-edged tale of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 12+)"
``I am an abused child, (but I can't tell you that),'' writes Julian Drew, 15, when his English teacher tells him to write the truest sentence he knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HECTOR AND HUMMINGBIRD by Nicholas John Frith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A bear and a hummingbird in an odd-couple animal friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LATE HECTOR KIPLING by David Thewlis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Though it ultimately doesn't satisfy as either tragedy or farce, this is far more than an actor's vanity project: Thewlis has talent."
The first novel from actor Thewlis (best actor winner at Cannes for Mike Leigh's Naked) is a rollicking, no-corpses-barred black comedy set in the London art world. Read full book review >

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HECTOR SPRINGS LOOSE by Elizabeth Shreeve
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Lighthearted, slightly challenging fare for easy reader graduates. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Shreeve opens a Ready for Chapters series with this engaging tale of a bug forced into a horizon-expanding odyssey when his cozy burrow is taken over by a flea circus. Read full book review >