Search Results: "Mark Hannon"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen
Released: March 1, 1937

"Anecdotal — incidental — in character, but it is the manner of telling that gives it such rare charm, the fluency and case and delightful with and subtlety, which characterized her Seven Gothic Tales."
The author of Seven Gothic Tales — presents here reminiscences of twelve years on a coffee farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2009

"A bracing, heart-gladdening embrace of human foibles and strangeness."
NPR commentator Hannon explains why "hardship and hard living are great enhancers." Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 8, 2014

"A stunning work of creative genius sure to captivate the young and lend pure delight to beachcombers of any age. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A riveting collection of puppets made from found objects at the seashore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY IS FALLING! by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Though this twist on the familiar tale is somewhat heavy-handed in both narrative and image, its sense of fun comes through clearly nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The age-old "Chicken Little" story, but with a change-up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A holiday offering that definitely makes a fun all its own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and nothing's worse than being stuck with the babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREHOUSE! by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"No depicted conflagrations here—just sure-fire fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Edward wants to be a firefighter. One day he and Judy visit a firehouse." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MRS. LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The work as a whole is energetic but ultimately fails to follow through on a promising concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An epistolary picture book detailing the misadventures of a very imaginative dog at obedience school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DETECTIVE LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Teague's innovative approach to storytelling is fun, but educational as well, skillfully imparting some valuable lessons in point of view and reading between the lines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The captivating canine from Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (2002) returns for a second adventure revealed through Ike the dog's letters, this time written from jail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Roar on! (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this crowd-pleasing portrait gallery, 14 burly, rugged, cartoon trucks pose against monochromatic, minimally detailed backgrounds, accompanied by equally muscular captions: "Monster trucks! / Monster trucks! / Big bulldozer trucks. / Scraping and shoveling / with a sneering tooth blade, / leveling the earth / for the roads to be laid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYDREAMING by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This almost-wordless picture book will appeal to young children who are experts at 'reading' pictures, but their execution falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Syndicated comic-strip artist Tatulli ("Lio" and "The Heart of the City") translates his signature style into a debut picture book about the power of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIZARD FROM THE PARK by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"As independent as Max and Ruby, as creative as purple-crayon-wielding Harold, and as dedicated a friend as Charlotte's Wilbur, Leonard will delight kids of all ages, regardless of habitat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tale of a sizable sidekick for one competent kid. Read full book review >