Search Results: "Ka Hancock"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso's newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS by Ka Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"A tidily crafted but treacly excavation of misery in the name of higher sentiments."
An unexpected pregnancy ratchets up the complications for a cancer survivor and her bipolar husband in a three-handkerchief family weepy. Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK  by Isabel Kaplan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither light enough to live up to its Hollywood-style cover and flap copy nor serious enough to compete with the likes of more literary problem novels, this is a forgettable, superficial, all-around disappointment. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite her glitzy surroundings, Los Angeles junior Becky is plagued by troubles. Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK by Katherine V. Forrest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2004

"A skillfully extended short story saddled with the additional problem that very few criminal trials whose defendants aren't OJ are all about the cops, even when they're as engaging as Kate."
Kate Delafield (Sleeping Bones, 1999, etc.) goes up against a high-priced lawyer determined to get his client acquitted by attacking her police work. Read full book review >

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HERBIE HANCOCK by Herbie Hancock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A warm, inspiring book by a man who seems to have little ego despite a career spent near the peak of his art. Recommended reading for jazz aficionados."
One of the most innovative and admired jazz musicians of his generation reminisces about his career. Read full book review >

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THE JOHN HANCOCK CLUB by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"A good addition to themes on school. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Borden's latest school-related book tackles the excitement and nervousness that surrounds every third-grader learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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DIG, SCOOP, KA-BOOM! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"An early-reader book to build on. (Early reader. 4-6)"
An accessible, rhyming text drives this story-with-a-twist about a construction site, inviting new readers to hone their emerging skills. Read full book review >

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A PLANE GOES KA-ZOOM! by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A deft weave of word and image. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London's rhymed text is easy to follow, easy to read and, importantly, easy to engage; like the subject, it lifts young readers and carries them off. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF KA by Christopher Pike
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The soap-opera model has propelled Pike through the literary world, and there's no reason to change now. (Fantasy/thriller. 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara Sashee Wilcox developed a major crush on Amesh Demir moments before she tried to take a package from him in the lobby of a Turkish hotel. Read full book review >

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KARI'S SAGA by Robert Jansson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2008

"An accurate and engrossing tale for history buffs and Viking aficionados."
An ambitious story of interclan feuding in Iceland set against sweeping European events in 1000 CE. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU SIGN HERE, JOHN HANCOCK? by Jean Fritz
Released: June 22, 1976

"Trina Schart Hyman applies her confectioner's touch to the dandified goings on, and her caricatures of Hancock—looking appropriately pompous, outraged, or chagrined—catch the mood of affectionate iconoclasm."
Jean Fritz goes rolling along, and we merrily after, through yet another fizzy tribute to our Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF YOUR NAME/KIIMOOCH KA SHINIKASHOOYEN by David Bouchard
CLASSICS
Released: June 1, 2010

"The white text set on mostly earth-brown backgrounds is occasionally difficult to read, but this provides a window on a culture largely unknown in the United States, though its burden will be felt by many whose pasts have disappeared in the Melting Pot. (Poetry. 10 & up)"
A moving poem gives voice to the yearning of a Métis man for the names of his Native ancestors. Read full book review >