Search Results: "Miles Hyman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY HOME by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At their best, compelling. (Short stories. 12+)"
An author who was born in the US but whose previous books have been published in France makes a fine American debut with five stories set in the Midwest from 1853 to 1989 plus ``A Box of Pictures,'' an autobiographical-seeming piece suggesting their inspiration. Read full book review >

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BLACK DIAMOND & BLAKE by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Hyman's lovely pastels provide a 1950s feel, which seems at odds with the modernity of the rehab programs. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Black Diamond, a fictional champion racehorse, goes to a prison equine rehabilitation center after a career-ending injury, in this tale inspired by real-life prison programs. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON'S "THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A haunting story of humanity's herd mentality, brilliantly rendered."
A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic. Read full book review >

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9 MAGIC WISHES by Shirley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Unsurprisingly, considering the author, there's something disquieting about this—but most children will just regard it as an invitation to make wishes of their own. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this brief, rather psychedelic episode, first published in 1963 with pictures by Lorraine Fox, a magician offers a child nine wishes. Read full book review >

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JULIA MORGAN BUILT A CASTLE by Celeste Davidson Mannis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, an interesting subject for a young biography, one who is not represented anywhere else for this age reader. (author's note, San Simeon facts, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
The daughter of an engineer and the cousin of architect Pierre LeBrun, Julia Morgan was fascinated with how buildings worked from an early age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES AWAY by Miles Morland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"In its way, more charming than Peter Mayle, and certainly not to be missed if you plan a hike through southern France. (Map)"
Warmhearted, lightly humorous, food-strewn story of the author's walking trip across France with his wife. Read full book review >

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MOTOR MILES by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"No one does whimsy like Burningham; no one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Miles, a dog, learns to drive his own car, and everything changes. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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BROADWAY CHICKEN by Jean-Luc Fromenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"They just can't keep pace with the references in the animated, daring text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A good-natured story about Charlie, a dancing chicken, who is discovered on Canal Street, New York City, by an agent with dollar signs in his eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Of some interest to urban historians, but slow-going for general readers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
As crammed with facts and figures as a rush-hour express is with passengers, this history of the New York subway system stalls time and again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Move over Peter Parker, a new Spidey's in town! Read full book review >