Search Results: "Lynn Hudson Parsons"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Sharply focused introduction to an election that fundamentally changed the landscape of American politics."
Historian Parsons (John Quincy Adams, 1998, etc.) examines a watershed in American campaign history. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE SUN by Alexander Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Second-novelist Parsons (Leaving Disneyland, 2001) unnecessarily overloads the scales: His sensitive evocation of historical atrocities and a scouring way of life would be affecting enough without the pile-up of misery."
War, dispossession and atomic fallout afflict a decent ranching family in 1940s New Mexico. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY CARROTS by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"Superficially appealing; much less so upon closer examination. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When Rabbit's unbridled mania for collecting carrots leaves him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to put him up. Read full book review >

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IT'S ALL ABOUT ME-OW by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Ailurophobes won't be swayed, but feline fanciers will lap this up and look forward to repeat servings. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lovers will recognize their favorite feline attributes (as well as those they're less fond of) in this amusing "cat"-alog. Read full book review >

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UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA by Hudson Talbott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"But where U.S. geography is part of the elementary-school curriculum, this lighthearted look at the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) will be welcome. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This rollicking roll call of state fast facts takes the form of a pageant of birds, each introducing their home state in ways that will delight trivia fans. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR AND THE ROUND TABLE by Hudson Talbott
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Younger children will find it too hurried to take in, and older ones may move on, instead, to novel-size retellings. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
A swift, almost frantic, second volume in the Tales of King Arthur series, covering Arthur's battles with rebellious nobles, the meeting with Guinevere as she tends wounded upon Bedegraine's battlefield, the vanquishing of King Ryence, marriage to Guinevere, and dedication of the Round Table. Read full book review >

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YOUR PET DINOSAUR by Hudson Talbott
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A book that's sure to sell itself. (Humor. 7+)"
Dr. Rex, star of We're Back! (1988), provides an extensive tongue-in-cheek guide to living with a dinosaur, from ``Choosing the Right Dino'' to ``You and Your Dino—the Golden Years.'' The nonstop humor here is sometimes a little forced, but mostly it's genuinely clever; the fact that it depends primarily on juxtaposing the dino's size and violence with a typical modern household will delight kids, who will pick up on the pet manual parody (``Dinos have a simple method of working out questions of seniority—just keep the mop and bandages handy''); adults will also be amused by the touches of political satire and parallels with child-care and self-help books. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND DUCK by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming story of friendship and acceptance, distinguished by humorous and affectionate illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up and frustrated with the indignities of life as a bear, Bear joins a family of ducks only to end up realizing that being a bear has its own compensations. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY EGG by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Being an older sibling has never been this harrowing—and hilarious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking care of a younger sibling is a challenge for Chick, especially when the sibling is still in his egg. Read full book review >

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RIVERS OF DREAMS by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Libraries that already own Robert Baron and Thomas Locker's The Hudson: A Story of a River (2004) will want this one as well, for its lively narrative and admiring affection. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Opening with his childhood fascination with the river that shares his name, Talbott provides a survey of Hudson River history from its glacial origins and times with early Native American and European settlers through its industrial development and environmental degradation to its new hope for reclamation through citizen action. Read full book review >

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O'SULLIVAN STEW by Hudson Talbott
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Talbott's illustrations are just as fanciful and fun; story and pictures are bound to charm an audience just as they captivate the king. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Clever Kate O'Sullivan cooks up a feast of family stories to save her and her kins' lives. Read full book review >