Search Results: "Julie Hecht"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

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DO THE WINDOWS OPEN? by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Droll, intricate, hilarious, sad: a humane, serious, funny, altogether captivating voice."
Hecht debuts with stories woven from seemingly uneventful threads of life that are made as funny, compelling, and rewarding as a reader ever could wish. Read full book review >

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WAS THIS MAN A GENIUS? by Julie Hecht
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2001

"Kaufman's fans will enjoy it, but so will Hecht's."
An amusing enough trifle for those who believe we really need another book about Andy Kaufman. Read full book review >

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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Hecht shows herself to be a master of both shrewd observation and wistful longing."
Witty and understated stories chronicling intimate realities of everyday life. Read full book review >

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THE UNPROFESSIONALS by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Unparalleled in voice yet a bit lost in the big room of the novel—as if its pieces were looking for corners to hide in, brilliantly. (For an excerpt of The Unprofessionals go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
Hecht's first novel, after her glorious stories (Do the Windows Open?, 1997), is both treat and trial for lovers of her earlier fiction. Read full book review >

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JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Indulge in this memoir of marrow and butter, knowing there is always a bitter green to balance the taste."
A gratifying year spent tackling the art of French cooking. Read full book review >

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ARTIE AND JULIE by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A worthy addition to any 'waging peace' list. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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JULIE OF THE WOLVES by John Schoenherr
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1972

"Though remarkable Miyax and her experience are totally believable, her spirit living evidence of the magnitude of the loss."
Running away from an arranged marriage with simpleminded Donald, thirteen year-old Julie (she prefers Miyax, her Eskimo name) survives on the barren tundra by making friends with a family of wolves. Read full book review >

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JULIE AND ROMEO by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sure-handed and compelling, though it won't be nudging Shakespeare off the shelf anytime soon."
A clever, sexy, comic version of Shakespeare's love story. Read full book review >

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Julie at the North Pole by Cheryl A. Price
Released: May 29, 2015

"A meandering chapbook low on conflict, with a young, cleverly modern narrator."
A 10-year-old girl journeys with a magical Dream Ponyto meet Santa and help spread belief in Christmas magic in this full-color illustrated chapter book for early elementary readers.Read full book review >