Search Results: "Lori Hanson"


BOOK REVIEW

Bubblegum Princess by Julie Gribble
Released: July 15, 2013

"A zany, comedic fairy tale with a contemporary twist."
Surprises abound and social conventions turn upside down in debut author Gribble's wacky, lighthearted riff on the fairy-tale tradition. Read full book review >

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NEXT TO YOU by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A refreshing alternative to hypersentimental entries in the 'I love you more than anything!' genre: sincere without being goopy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could possibly be more adorable than lots of fuzzy baby animals with biiig dark eyes, stubby little legs (oooh), and waggy tails (awww)? Take a guess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARTS AND ALL by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parents who have OD'd on the previous outing may welcome this as an alternative, but goodness knows, similar treacly reassurances that are also free of potentially confusing bits abound. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A second slam of cuteness from the creators of Next to You: A Book of Adorableness (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Pilgrim Wheels by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2015

"A book about an impressive trek through unforgiving Western lands that offers a personal reflection and meditation on the art and science of cycling.
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A middle-aged cycling enthusiast takes a cross-country trip in this travel memoir. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2000

"Gruesome and completely fascinating, but requires translation."
A gripping tale of four sailors adrift at sea—and the cabin boy eaten to sustain the remaining three—by British journalist Hanson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A fine addition to the single-issue science genre."
"From tropical rain forests to alpine meadows and arctic tundra, seed plants dominate landscapes and define ecosystems." In fact, they make up more than 90 percent of land flora. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORTAL REMAINS by Rick Hanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Even Adam's monstrously pushy sister Margot, who changes husbands like you change underwear, seems tentative."
How's this for a novel murder weapon? Read full book review >