Search Results: "Morse Hamilton"


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YELLOW BLUE BUS MEANS I LOVE YOU by Morse Hamilton
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"As rich and complex as the author's fine first novel, Effie's House (1990). (Fiction. 12+)"
Russian-born Timur Vorobyov (``Tim Boyd'') is sent by his hard-working parents to New Hampshire's prestigious ``Aviary Prep.'' He's an affectionate son and fine student, but even four years in NYC haven't prepared him for his privileged new classmates' sophistication. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN MOTEL by Morse Hamilton
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This beautifully crafted book, long on plot, feeling, and suspense, features protagonists that are drawn with realism and depth. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Setting the story in the early 1950s, Hamilton has penned a slow-moving but ultimately touching character study about a boy learning to love his new stepfather. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTER FOR SALE by Morse Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A warm, satisfying story of natural rivalry resolved—for the moment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After little Abby not only cuts the hair of Kate's favorite doll but borrows Kate's toothbrush (``Maybe it fell in the toilet,'' Abby suggests when confronted), Kate has had enough. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2004

"Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer's art."
A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Arnold Adoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"By any standards Hamilton was an unusually clear thinker and brilliant wordsmith. Here a lesser-known facet of her glittering reputation gets a fresh shine."
Before she died, Hamilton (1934-2002), likely the most honored writer for young people ever, also had a thing or two to tell adult audiences about her art, craft, milieu and African-American identity. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The volume comes to an unfortunately perfunctory conclusion with Hamilton's death in his duel with Aaron Burr, though source notes add interesting additional reading. (Biography. 9-12)"
His enemies may have called him an outsider, but Alexander Hamilton was loyal to his adopted country. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Willard Sterne Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"A sturdy and readable life, in company with Randall's other portraits of the Revolutionary generation."
A revealing but measured biography of the younger Founding Father, who, to the horror of libertarians ever since, "[drew] up a blueprint for a relationship between government and money." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"An unusual story with real substance. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Written in 1829 and cited by Tolstoy as a childhood favorite, a complex tale with an intriguing mix of period setting and still-resonant message. Read full book review >

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THE HAMILTON CASE by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2004

"Overall, an impressive re-creation of a vanished colonial culture and its contradictions, but not a happy fit with the domestic drama of the tormented Obeysekeres."
In pre-Independence Ceylon, an arrogant native prosecutor misreads the British rulers he reveres—and gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON VS. HAMILTON by Jr. Cunningham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2000

"As this useful volume of powerful prose ably illustrates, what often survives a political collision is moral clarity. (10 illustrations)"
Selections from the writings of two of the foremost antagonists among the Founding Fathers, edited and explained by historian and biographer Cunningham (In Pursuit of Reason, 1987). Read full book review >