Search Results: "Neil Hegarty"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Recommended for general readers seeking a thorough, nonpartisan guide to the tragic history of this most distressful country."
A balanced overview of the history of Ireland, written to accompany a BBC television series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF LIGHT by Frances Hegarty
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"This pale, starkly understated tale runs over you like one long shiver."
Hegarty (aka Frances Fyfield) follows The Playroom (1991), her first novel under her own name, with another psychological study of depersonalizing imprisonment—although this time the prisoner is an adult. Read full book review >

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THE PLAYROOM by Frances Hegarty
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Many readers, though, won't be able to finish it at all."
Hegarty, better known under her pseudonym of Frances Fyfield (A Question of Guilt, 1989, etc.), shows in clinical detail how an apparently model husband and father could kill his young daughter by slow abuse, all without interference from his wife or anyone else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG BEAR by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a gratifying and satisfying animal tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bear's tranquility and rest are rudely interrupted by a buzzing, whirring bug eager to make the bear's warm fur his new place of lodging. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S TRUCK IS STUCK!  by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the gimmick, likely to draw no more than flecks of interest from either truck fans or muck fans. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
Can anyone help Billy Bear get his truck out of the deep mud? Read full book review >

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WE ARE FAMILY by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Aimed at young readers at a stage when they are intensely curious about other people (and highly receptive to positive messages about diversity), this British import is ideal for sparking natural conversations about differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Unconditional love is the common denominator linking the several families whose lives are explored in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Artistry trumps technology in this introduction to fish migration and the variegated beauty on our rivers' banks. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A glimmering fish travels downriver, descending snowy mountains, rushing past lush woods and wide meadows, and out to the open sea, wriggling alongside changing flora and fauna all the while. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Although images and sentiments are appealing, treacly, nonsensical text causes this book to fall short of the mark. (Board book. 2-4)"
Successive animals tell their little ones how much they are loved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME ATLAS by Robert  Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A disaster from start to finish—Eurocentric, culturally inclusive only in the most perfunctory way, paltry both in content and in special effects. (Informational novelty. 10-12)"
A set of topical timelines offer wide-angle views of human culture, works, technology, and daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZIP IT! by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Some things just can't be done in a book; a three-dimensional toy with similar fastenings will serve the audience better. (Board book. 3-5)"
A novelty book with a clever concept struggles to overcome the challenges of execution. Read full book review >

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FIVE BLACK CATS by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"For toddlers unafraid of typical Halloween imagery. (Board book. 2-4)"
A troop of cats traverse a spooky landscape as they make their way to a party hosted by ghosts. Read full book review >

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BEE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"There are few enough books written for very young children about honeybees that this beautiful book is worth a look. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A hexagonal, die-cut window frames a honeybee as she scouts for nectar and then informs her hive of forage. Read full book review >