Search Results: "Laura Hickman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNWEPT by Tracy Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hickman & Hickman fans will jump right in."
The beginning of a new fantasy mystery trilogy, from the authors of Swept Up by the Sea (2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVENTIDE by Tracy Hickman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Amiable and charming, but the earnest moral that the most valiant deeds and valuable treasures can be found in mundane domesticity is unlikely to resonate with readers looking for more adventurous fare."
In the first of a projected trilogy, a cozy village in an epic fantasy world manages to stand nearly every heroic trope on its head. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2001

"Tales of courage and fortitude—a stiff upper lip, if you will—that should appeal to Anglophiles as well as students of history and women's studies. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An inside view of the lives and responsibilities of the valiant women who married officers of the British Foreign Service, where rules were rigid but creativity counted for a lot. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Good, maybe the best available on the subject, but not great. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in a long-running series on animal behavior (Animals and Their Young, 2003; Animals Eating, 2001, etc.) suffers more from lack of organization than does its predecessors, but still offers plenty of fascinating facts. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH GATE by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Alfred, Haplo, and Marit are in so deep that they have to resort to some pretty desperate measures, some of which have large consequences along the lines of precipitating the ultimate battle between Good and Evil."
Like the last day of the week or the final sign before the apocalypse, the seventh, and final, book of the crazily popular Death Gate Cycle (Into the Labyrinth, 1993, etc.) has arrived. Read full book review >

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A NEW DUCK by Pamela Hickman
Released: April 1, 1999

"Additional information, obviously aimed at older readers or for adults to share with children, appears under the flap on each page. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This modest, agreeable entry in the My First Look At series shows the life cycle of a mallard duck nesting in an urban park. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Interesting and practical. (diagrams, index) (Nonfiction 8-12)"
While many of the night sky activities in this book, subtitled "Exploring Nature After Dark with Activities, Experiments and Information," are more applicable for children who live in the country than for urban dwellers, older students will enjoy browsing this compendium of facts about astronomy and animals. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE by Trice Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A bold and intriguing effort that ultimately misses the mark, though some readers may enjoy the originality of the storyline."
An old woman who can see the future worries for her grandson and an as-yet-unborn great-great-granddaughter—whom she connects with through their mutual gift—who are dealing with problems in their love lives. Read full book review >

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STARSHIELD: SENTINELS by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Ambitious hogwash, guaranteed to become a huge success. (150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Kicking off a new series from the bestselling duo (the Death Gate cycle, most recently The Seventh Gate, 1994, etc.), Galactic affairs—involving dozens of contending empires, both human and alien—are coordinated by the Omnet, an organization dedicated to gathering and disseminating information and to recovering the Nine Oracles, a set of omniscient synthetic intelligences (``synths''), missing since the fall of an ancient empire. Read full book review >

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STARTING WITH NATURE: PLANT BOOK by Pamela Hickman
NATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Also new to the Starting With Nature Series is Bird Book. (Index) (Nonfiction. 812)"
Meet a plant: What are its parts? Read full book review >