Search Results: "Kirsten Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLD LEAF by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The gold-leaf golden leaf could easily be a gimmick, but understated, intentional design causes the book to rise above that—lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A golden leaf becomes a bone of contention in a springtime wood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD, BE QUIET! by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A visual treat, even if Little Bird is a little much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A loquacious bird is first shunned then valued for his talkative nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JACKET by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2014

"The idea's originality and the child-friendly instructions at the end of Book's tale make this a novel gift pick for the juvenile bibliophile. (book-jacket instructions) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a dog named Egg Cream muddies the cover of his young mistress's favorite book, the girl figures out how to make everyone feel better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Masterfully written and researched but likely to appeal mainly to devotees of all things Tudor."
Exhaustive examination of the circumstances surrounding Henry VIII's schism-inducing marriage to Anne Boleyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARSENIO HALL by Norman King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"MPSLUGMISTER Stardust battles bad vibes from the critics and wins the moon. (Photos—not seen.)"
Another centimeter-deep celebio from King (Madonna, 1991; Everybody Loves Oprah!, 1987, etc.), and one with no research acknowledgements, pointing up King's failure to land an interview with Hall or anyone close to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >