Search Results: "Nigel Hawkes"


BOOK REVIEW

GENETIC ENGINEERING by Nigel Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Milestones; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Issues'' series, a quick overview that colorfully introduces the promise and problems of fooling with our genetic programs. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH GOES TO NEW YORK by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"A memorable excursion for city residents and would-be tourists alike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Still called "Toddie" (though now he looks more like a preschoolah), the Bunyanesqe Mainer first met in The Wicked Big Toddlah (2007) tours the Big Apple—both with and without his normal-sized parents. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Lynne Bertrand's New Hampshire-based Granite Baby (2005). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Setting and plot play equal roles here, as Hawkes pays tribute to his home state of Maine in the course of a big sister's affectionate account of her outsized little brother's first year or so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG by John Hawkes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"French culture—maybe; if it's likely to be most appealing to those with a taste for the luxuriantly decadent, it's served, in any case, under Hawkes's (Sweet William, 1993, etc.) usual flawless, rich, smooth sauce of words."
The tale of a French who boy gets a frog in his stomach before WW I, then carries it there through a lifetime that may or may not be allegorical but that the reader isn't entirely unhappy to have end. Read full book review >

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SURVEYOR by G.W. Hawkes
Released: July 1, 1998

"The Orwellian enigma of 'the Foundation' is more distraction than plot essential, but it's the only real misstep in a highly accomplished debut."
This intriguing story of two dropouts from the "normal" world is the first half of a two-novel debut (followed by Semaphore in August) by the author of the story collections Spies in the Blue Smoke (1992) and Playing Out of the Deep Woods (1995, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Gallos, a would-be dynasty that, by her account, may be nearing the end of the line. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A fast-paced, gossipy rundown on the House of Gallo, whose octogenarian patriarchs helped make wine a mass-market commodity in the US while concealing a past replete with personal and business scandal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG HANDS by Nigel Richardson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A riveting psychological exploration of mutant powers grounded in the sad realities of everyday life. (Fiction. YA)"
Graham Sinclair has very odd hands. Read full book review >