Search Results: "Meredith Hooper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST WINTER by Meredith Hooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A grand story of six brave men who literally and figuratively pulled together in their race for survival."
The tale of how Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen triumphed in the race to the South Pole, beating British contender Robert Scott by only two weeks, still grips our imagination 100 years later. Read full book review >

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RIVER STORY by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Debby Atwell's River, 1999), just appreciation for the river's beauty and being. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Trickling, bubbling, swirling, rushing, a river flows down from its mountain beginnings, past peaceful country and bustling city on its way to the sea. Read full book review >

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GOLD QUEST by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"There's plenty of food for thought here about permanence and change; young historians will enjoy the metal's long trip, and will come away understanding that it's never over. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Viewing human history from an unusual angle, Hooper and Biesty follow a scrap of gold as it passes through many forms and hands over thousands of years. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is very fine science writing, spinning out one fact after another but always bringing readers back to the narrator's single drop of water. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In this striking companion to The Pebble in My Pocket (1996), Hooper and Coady explore the water on Earth, beginning with the drop in the faucet, through its history from the origin of the universe, its presence in the oceans at the beginnings of life, in the bodies of the dinosaurs, in the trees of the rainforests, to the present drop of water, dripping from the tap. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A good supplementary purchase, but with staid-looking art and haphazard organization, it's not going to drift past Helen Roney Sattler's Our Patchwork Planet (1995). (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Despite some evident seams, this case study in plate tectonics is valuable for its unusual approach. Read full book review >

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ANTARCTIC JOURNAL by Meredith Hooper
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"From cover to cover a personal and informative journey. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Here is an adventure in a unique setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELEBRITY CAT by Meredith Hooper
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Akin to Hooper's Dogs' Night, illustrated by Mark Burgess (2000), featuring four masterpieces in the National Gallery in London. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When all the city cats gather for Cats' Visiting Night at the Art Gallery, they are dismayed to see that so few paintings include felines. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN BIESTY’S CASTLES by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2004

"Fine fare for young armchair travelers, who would otherwise never get a gander at Osaka Castle, Neuschwanstein, and Castel Sant' Angelo in their prime. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Ten castles, including two that are not European, get the Biesty treatment, with full-spread, minutely detailed aerial views featuring cutaway sections and antlike swarms of residents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEBBLE IN MY POCKET by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Coady provides spectacular paintings, given texture, weight, and movement by the strokes of his brush. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Hooper and Coady pass on a sense of wonder for the history contained in one small pebble in an outstanding picture-book overview of 480 million years. Read full book review >

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WHO BUILT THE PYRAMID? by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This detail aside, Hooper (Antarctic Journal, 2001, etc.) and newcomer Heighway-Bury, have concocted a sophisticated yet easily appreciated offering for budding Egyptophiles. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
An unusual blend of fiction and nonfiction celebrates the individuals whose collective efforts built a pyramid 4,000 years ago. Read full book review >

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DOG’S NIGHT by Meredith Hooper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Text and illustrations combine to make an amusing read and one that will compliment other more serious works about art for children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This lighthearted addition to books about art for children combines art appreciation with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLEN GRACE by Mary Hooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The sobering realities of child poverty and exploitation are vividly conveyed, along with fascinating details of the Victorian funeral trade. (historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In the years since their mother's death, Grace Parkes, 16, and her developmentally disabled sister, Lily, 17, have struggled to survive on their own in Victorian London. Read full book review >