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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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. 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 >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >