Search Results: "Patricia Hooper"


BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HOOPER by Paul J. Zingg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just like its subject: steady, solid, and studied."
Zingg (Dean/St. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Glorious. (biographical note, artist's note, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
If indeed the "child is father to the man," Newbery medalist MacLachlan's poetic, careful and concentrated text captures the essence of Matisse's childhood experiences and draws powerful parallels with his later life and work. Read full book review >

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A STORMY RIDE ON NOAH’S ARK by Patricia Hooper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"They awaken as comrades in a peaceable kingdom, stepping to a joyous circle dance, with their great project ahead and more important things on their minds than the next mouthful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the animals first start taking the measure of their circumstances on Noah's ark, in Hooper's (Where Do You Sleep, Little One?, p. 940) vision the food chain is a hot topic of discussion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"A harsh but ultimately heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Paley offers a first-person, present-tense account of a puppy's journey through Hurricane Katrina, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF SLAPPY HOOPER by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Goffe's freewheeling cartoons perfectly complement this well-told, amiably satirical tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A tale collected by the WPA's Federal Writers' Project, admired by Carl Sandburg as ``a fresh modern masterpiece,'' and now reinterpreted by a ``story performer'' (The Legend of Lightning Larry, p. 306). Read full book review >

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WHERE DO YOU SLEEP, LITTLE ONE? by Patricia Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The harmonious art, gentle verses, and comforting yet mysterious view of nature should make this a nursery favorite. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A series of questions and answers couched in rhymed couplets investigates the resting places of a succession of wild and domestic animals, ranging from the chipmunk to the wren, to the pony, goat, and sheep in this gentle bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH MARK HOOPER by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Though there is some character development and bad Mark Hopper gradually becomes less annoying, the novel never does. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Not every amusing concept yields a correspondingly amusing novel. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SKY'S HOUSEKEEPER WORE HER SCARVES by Patricia Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

The old lady who lives in a house at the back of the wind has her chores to do. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCY HOOPER AND THE GREATEST TREASURE IN THE WORLD by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Still, an appealing depiction of a third grader confronting her real dragons in an imaginary guise suggested by her favorite books. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Marcy loves to read but can't spell; she imagines fantastic adventures but is a klutz when it comes to jumping rope or learning to ride a bike. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT MOVIE by Tobe Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Horror as comedy, bawdy and blue, more yucks than frights."
The creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre takes to print with a co-authored foray into zombie comic novel territory. Read full book review >