Search Results: "Lorna Hussey"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS BEAR'S BIRTHDAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Bear's confident, lovable approach to life will serve little ones well. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Reaching an age of some independence and self-sufficiency is the highlight of this little bear's birthday milestone. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE VERSE by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Despite the lack of cited sources, this makes a tasty literary snack on the way to Wonderland. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Hussey's jewel-hued, tongue-in-cheek art gyres and gimbles about and between 13 Carrollian selections: a mix of the usual suspects; a pair of limericks; and such lesser known gems as "The King Fisher's Song," "Little Birds," and "The White Knight's Ballad"— "I'll tell thee everything I can; / There's little to relate. / I saw an aged aged man, / A-sitting on a gate. / ‘Who are you, aged man?' I said. / ‘And how is it you live?' / And his answer trickled through my head / Like water through a sieve." Read full book review >

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PIGLOO by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This wintery pig tale is cute but possibly not cute enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This little pig went exploring. Read full book review >

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NOT THIS BEAR by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"A reassuring book to share with just about any set-in-his-ways child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When given the space and time he needs to acclimate, a young bear learns to love all the new things about school. Read full book review >

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GOOD GOOD FATHER by Chris Tomlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The lofty symbolism of this allegorical tale may be above the comprehension level of literal-minded children. (authors' note) (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This Christian allegory presents a little bear who asks an all-powerful lion king for his help in solving the problems of other bear cubs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Winds of Will by Peter Hussey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A flawed but worthy espionage tale with an alarming villainous scheme."
In Hussey's sci-fi-infused debut thriller, a Chinese spy network uses coercion and force to get a U.S. Army chemist and his scientist offspring to help develop a new weapon. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST HALLELUJAH by Elaine Hussey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"An endearing and emotionally satisfying exploration of race, family and friendship in trying times."
In a desperate bid, a dying mother takes out an ad in the paper and finds protection and love for her daughter from an unexpected source. Read full book review >

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THE FRENCH INTIFADA by Andrew Hussey
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A vivid illumination of the ongoing, painful and perhaps insoluble French dilemma."
Many readers recall demonstrations that followed a recent French law banning the Islamic veil. According to Guardian and New Statesman contributor Hussey (Dean, Univ. of London Institute in Paris; Paris: The Secret History, 2008), these merely continue France's two centuries of conflict with the Arab world and the nation's growing Muslim population, now the largest in Europe. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Andrew Hussey
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An immensely readable, richly detailed and sometimes disturbing chronicle that explores much of the darkness in the City of Lights."
A compelling history of the city on the Seine. Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF SECRETS by Charmian Hussey
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Crump contributes small, atmospheric chapter-head scenes, which don't help to plug the holes in this leaky, agenda-driven tale. (lists of species, multimedia resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Hussey stretches a short story's worth of ineptly developed plot over tedious rambles about the Cornish countryside, un-compelling mysteries revealed with agonizing slowness, prolonged flashbacks in the form of passages from an old diary, and whiny rants against faceless rain-forest despoilers. Read full book review >

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MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Visit Mulberry Street instead of this sequel (My Humongous Hamster, 2014). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Bring your pet to school" day isn't exciting enough for one young hamster owner with a big imagination…or did he imagine it? Read full book review >

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MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"One little flaw in a story with a big, irresistible pet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What happens when a hamster eats his whole bowl of food in one gulp? Read full book review >