Search Results: "Lois Miner Huey"


BOOK REVIEW

FORGOTTEN BONES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, informative insider's look at how science is used to reconstruct the past. (diagrams, photos, glossary, source notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The discovery of a skull by construction workers begins an archaeological mystery. Read full book review >

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ICK! YUCK! EEW! by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Riveting as well as enlightening, this is built on a largely sturdy historical base. (endnotes, annotated reading and website lists, places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Huey, an archaeologist, explains just why time travel is not for the weak of stomach. Read full book review >

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FLOODWATERS AND FLAMES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ample black-and-white photos, document reproductions, and maps as well as fine aftermatter make this a good addition to historical collections anywhere. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The story of the great flood of 1913, forgotten by many, from the residents of the city it hit hardest. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE PAST by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though limited in its Western-world perspective, this is an engaging, possibly revelatory look at childhoods of the past and the work of archaeologists. (photos, glossary, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children of the present have more in common than they may think with those who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read full book review >

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AFTER EDEN by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Miner does much better with her evocation of place than with her characterizations, which are shallow."
In her eighth novel, Miner (Range of Light, 1998, etc.) celebrates friendship among a group of lesbians in rural California. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An engaging book that illustrates how meaningful ordinariness can be."
In her debut nonfiction collection, Miner weaves together short stories about her life and the inspirational nature of the everyday. Read full book review >

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RANGE OF LIGHT by Valerie Miner
Released: April 1, 1998

"Miner's obvious feminist agenda (A Walking Fire, 1994, etc.) adds unwelcome weight to an already overly portentous tale."
The High Sierras upstage the protagonists in this tale of a friendship renewed when two women take to the mountains for a week of hiking and camping. Read full book review >

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A WALKING FIRE by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"In its best moments, this tale of love, trust, and betrayal reaches beyond political ideals."
In her seventh book of fiction Miner (Trespassing, 1989, etc.) continues her exploration of socially conscious women from the 1960s to the present day. Read full book review >

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IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >

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LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Excellent to read aloud and to look at many times over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ehlert's vision and invention do not fail in this clever look at leaves in all their fall glory. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO/CUCU by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A book almost as much a piece of folk art as it is a folktale. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
A festive bilingual offering from Ehlert (Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna, 1992, etc.), with the Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andejar, based on a Mayan tale explaining how the cuckoo became plain. Read full book review >

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RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An outstanding example of early nonfiction that is not only visually striking but also informative and scrupulously accurate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple narrative celebrating a child's pleasure in a sugar maple—its prepurchase history, its changing appearance during the year, planting, growth—is extended with excellent notes on the tree's parts as well as lucid instructions for planting and caring for it. Read full book review >