Search Results: "Miles Hyman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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JUPITER'S DAUGHTER by Tom Hyman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"A shambling yet enjoyable bit of claptrap from the author of Prussian Blue (1991)."
Michael Crichton meets the Brothers Grimm in a battle to decide humankind's evolutionary fate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An avalanche of vital information and advice from an enthusiastic wellness expert."
Bestselling author of the Ultra- health-book series (The UltraMind Solution, 2008, etc.) expounds on the limitless benefits of a balanced, organic, fiber-friendly diet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though not without the occasional easy joke or sappy tangent, more thoughtful and artfully written than its sell-by-today title implies."
Winsome, amusing, and intelligent debut collection of essays by a slacker cursed with taste, mildly astounded that a Queer Eye-influenced world has caught up with him. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A transcendent collaboration that will reward repeated study. (Folklore. 9-14)"
Why have the power and wisdom of goddesses faded so profoundly from our collective consciousness? Read full book review >