Search Results: "Lewis Hine"


BOOK REVIEW

KIDS AT WORK by Russell Freedman
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"An excellent complement to Cheap Raw Material (p. 560); like Meltzer, Freedman concludes by emphasizing that child labor is a continuing problem. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Another fine photo-essay by the author of Lincoln (1987, Newbery Award) Hine (1874-1940) took up photography while teaching at NYC's Ethical Culture School and was soon photographing immigrants at Ellis Island as a teaching tool. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"To paraphrase George Clinton, ya gotta have The Great Funk."
Big bell bottoms, big disco beats and big lines at the gas station: We love the '70s! And so does pop-culture philosopher Hine (I Want That: How We All Became Shoppers, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"Some hard thoughts about the future of life on this planet by one who clearly enjoys the thinking process but is uneasy about where those thoughts lead."
Philadelphia Inquirer staff-writer Hine, who looked back in his superb Populuxe (1986) at American life of the 50's and 60's, now looks ahead—tentatively—to the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 1995

"Cultural history for curious consumers—light and lively and not too filling. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A wide-ranging, anecdotal exploration of modern packaging- -how it developed, how it works, and what it tells us about ourselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"A rather weak treatment of an important and timely topic."
This attempt to create a new historical perspective on the American teenager barely scratches the surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING by Craig A. Doherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Full-color and black- and-white period and contemporary photographs convey a sense of timelessness—the great slab is fairly unchanged, nearly 70 years later. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
This capsule history of a wonderful structure is full of the facts and figures that make that Art Deco landmark such a marvel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND SIGHT by Robert V. Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Not an illuminating classic like Lusseyran's And There Was Light, but a pleasingly thoughtful, quietly courageous report from one who's lived his life both sighted and blind—but never, it seems, with blinders. (Three photographs)"
Uplifting, ruminative memoir by a history professor who went blind in middle age and regained his sight 15 years later. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT! by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Casual and cheerful, with interesting nuggets scattered about. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
Philadelphia magazine columnist Hine (The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager, 1999, etc.) presents a witty and informal history of the way people shop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The velvety artwork has a dreamy quality, combined with familiar details that will hasten and cushion the fall into sleep. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Lewis delivers a sweet, slightly melancholy tale of Harry the stuffed elephant, first introduced in My Friend Harry (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR AND HENRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A gentle and appealing adventure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A day of play for two brother ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nothing says 'Christmas' like monsters. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
A pre-Christmas ski trip slaloms into a series of wild escapades in this import from a prolific French graphic novelist. Read full book review >