Search Results: "Nancy J. Hopper"


BOOK REVIEW

CASSANDRA--LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL! by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, Hopper evokes the scenes of the city, and what the book lacks in credibility, it makes up for in sheer diversion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An entertaining (and true, according to an author's note) story of a family that lives at Carnegie Hall in 1944, with the fighting of WWII far away. Read full book review >

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I WAS A FIFTH-GRADE ZEBRA by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Still, it's a fun read that's bound to appeal to its target audience. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Hopper (The Queen of Put-Down, 1991) offers another light, humorous story focusing on the self-consciousness of preadolescence. Read full book review >

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THE INTERRUPTED EDUCATION OF HUEY B by Nancy J. Hopper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A disappointing effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
During his last semester, Huey imperils his graduation by nearly destroying his hitherto exemplary school record. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED IN MR. FISHER'S ROOM by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Though the writing can be pedantic and clichÇ-laden, Hopper (I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra, 1993, etc.) has composed a quick read with a convincing middle-school setting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Lanie's eighth-grade science teacher, Mr. Fisher, is incompetent. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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HOPPER by Tom Folsom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Occasionally overwritten, but a rich portrayal of an unconventional, free-wheeling thinker whose checkered experiences shock and beguile on the page."
A hip biography of American actor, photographer and pop-art collector Dennis Hopper (1936-2010). Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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D.C. HOPPER by Lane Raichert
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 11, 1992

"Still, a book that will satisfy many young sf fans. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A new author and a new publisher, both experienced in the TV industry, bring care and expertise to presenting a predictable story. Read full book review >

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INSPECTOR HOPPER by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"What does charm in these pages is the artwork, with its warm colors, landscapes as seen from insect level, and its atmosphere of adventure, even if it materializes only in the slightest of measures. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The accent in Cushman's beginning reader is decidedly on the act of reading, as the story itself, broken into three fleeting chapters, has little momentum or interest of its own, let alone the brio or dash any detective story should. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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GRACE HOPPER by Laurie Wallmark
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Amazing Grace indeed. (timeline, bibliography, list of honors) (Picture book/ biography. 7-12)"
Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming whose accomplishments have had lasting influence. Read full book review >