Search Results: "Penny Hancock"


BOOK REVIEW

KEPT IN THE DARK by Penny Hancock
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Unfortunately the secret at the novel's core is one the first-person narrator could have revealed all along, but doesn't, making the ending seem contrived."
A middle-aged woman imprisons a teenage boy in Hancock's spooky debut. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE ATTACK by Larry Hancock
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A timely, pertinent study emphasizing the fact that when it comes to military or terrorist attacks, 'there are always warnings.'"
A valuable examination of U.S. national security crises past and present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not as much fun as might be hoped as Hancock digs through literary and bibical texts while convincing himself that the Ark exists. (Sixteen pp. of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
English journalist Hancock retells the circumstances and thoughts that led to his discovery that the Lost Ark of the Covenant really exists. Read full book review >

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MY YEAR WITH ELEANOR by Noelle Hancock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Inspired, white-knuckled fun from start to finish."
A charmingly candid memoir of the year a young journalist spent conquering her deepest fears. Read full book review >

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MAGICIANS OF THE GODS by Graham Hancock
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"For the Art Bell addict in the audience. Risible and sure to sell."
Asteroids melted the poles! Baalbek was erected by "ancient and unknowable minds"! Everything we know is wrong! Read full book review >

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MISS CARTER'S WAR by Sheila Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Hancock herself, an actress who's written memoirs (Just Me, 2008, etc.)—proves that old age is not a time to languish, having published her first novel at age 81."
Marguerite Carter never found life easy. She lost her parents as a child and worked for the French Resistance during World War II before coming to England with a desire to make the world a better place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A fancy piece of historical sleuthing—breathless, but intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (author tour)"
Poking about through an assortment of grand earthly mysteries, Hancock (The Sign and the Seal, 1992) cobbles together a fascinating theory that proposes a lost civilization lying behind the conundrums. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

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RABBIT PIE by Penny Ives
by Penny Ives, illustrated by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While the bedtime-as-recipe contrivance may be a little sophisticated for toddlers, the cozy charm within these pages makes for a comforting lap read. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A bunny mama helps her six children get ready for bedtime in this British import that was originally published as a full-size picture book. Read full book review >

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A BIG TRIP FOR THE MORRISONS by Penny Carter
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations work exceptionally well together; observant readers will find plenty of details to tickle them: the flying saucer taking off at the airport, an alligator-shaped Statue of Liberty, and more. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Morrisons, a family of friendly alligators (A New House for the Morrisons, 1993) are back, and this time they're off on a world tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. SANTA CLAUS by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Predictable role reversal, but done with affection and lively good humor that make it one of the holiday season's more appealing new offerings. (Picture book. 4-8)"