Search Results: "Katrin Hyman Tchana"


BOOK REVIEW

OH, NO, TOTO! by Katrin Hyman Tchana
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A title that teaches through laughter and affection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A neat slice of Cameroonian life. Read full book review >

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SENSE PASS KING by Katrin Tchana
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"It's too bad that Hyman resorts to the stock stereotype of drawing the evil king as fat; otherwise, these riveting acrylic paintings shine with clarity, humanity, and beauty. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Rich colors and expertly posed people and animals bring both lushness and specificity to this gorgeously illustrated tale from Cameroon. Read full book review >

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STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >

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BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY HOME by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At their best, compelling. (Short stories. 12+)"
An author who was born in the US but whose previous books have been published in France makes a fine American debut with five stories set in the Midwest from 1853 to 1989 plus ``A Box of Pictures,'' an autobiographical-seeming piece suggesting their inspiration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A sober look at a substantial health risk for young and mature athletes."
With the assistance of sports journalist Hyman (Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids, 2009, etc.), neurosurgeon Cantu offers parents, coaches and athletes an authoritative look at concussions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A transcendent collaboration that will reward repeated study. (Folklore. 9-14)"
Why have the power and wisdom of goddesses faded so profoundly from our collective consciousness? Read full book review >

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THE BAMBINO AND ME by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lively, fun-filled and altogether delightful. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
The historic rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is the catalyst for a young fan's extraordinary adventures in Yankee Stadium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

9 MAGIC WISHES by Shirley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Unsurprisingly, considering the author, there's something disquieting about this—but most children will just regard it as an invitation to make wishes of their own. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this brief, rather psychedelic episode, first published in 1963 with pictures by Lorraine Fox, a magician offers a child nine wishes. Read full book review >