Search Results: "Patricia Hooper"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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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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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FALLEN GRACE by Mary Hooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The sobering realities of child poverty and exploitation are vividly conveyed, along with fascinating details of the Victorian funeral trade. (historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In the years since their mother's death, Grace Parkes, 16, and her developmentally disabled sister, Lily, 17, have struggled to survive on their own in Victorian London. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Eliza's own story comes clear in a most fairytale-like ending complete with a possible suitor named Valentine. (cast of characters and places) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Eliza Rose—cast out by her stepmother and imprisoned in 17th-century London for stealing a meat pie—is rescued by Ma Gwyn from the clink because of her green eyes and black hair. 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 >

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NEWES FROM THE DEAD by Mary Hooper
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Fans of Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light (2003) or Julie Hearn's The Minister's Daughter (2005) will be eager to make Anne's acquaintance. (Fiction. YA)"
A hanged scullery maid rises from the dead in this fascinating historical novel based on actual events in Cromwellian England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Veteran readers who do not expect the universe to reveal its secrets easily will put in the work required to finish this energetic exploration of modern physics."
An enthusiastic, mostly comprehensible account of a popular theory many scientists believe will unite two of the few remaining separate elements in the universe: matter and energy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"By no means anti-evolutionary fodder for creationists, but rather a cautionary tale of how science gets done—and undone."
Knowledgeable freelance journalist Hooper (Would the Buddha Wear a Walkman?, 1990) shoots down an icon of evolution in action—in a well-written account of the life and times of the peppered moth and the eccentric lepidopterists who chased it. Read full book review >

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PETALS IN THE ASHES by Mary Hooper
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, those who stay the course will be rewarded with an exciting tale, enriched by a clear picture of life in Restoration London, and a protagonist able to shrug off losses, even of her treasured business, as long as her love life is looking up. (notes, recipes) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Out of the frying pan, literally into the fire, the young London shopkeeper who witnessed the horrors of the Plague in At the Sign of the Sugared Plum (2003) returns to the City just in time to see most of it go up in the Great Fire of 1666. Read full book review >

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HUNTING FEAR by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Sluggish action, lukewarm gore, and a very familiar story, studded with what-if dialogue."
Psychics crack a case—in the first in the Fear trilogy, by Hooper (Haunting Rachel, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >