Search Results: "Robert Harvey"


BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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HARVEY PENICK by Kevin Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"This thorough, absorbing biography is also a history of golf in America and how one man taught so many how to hit a golf ball so well."
A biography of the humble Texas golfer who taught greats of the game and whose little instructional guide became the best-selling golf book of all time. Read full book review >

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HARVEY SLUMFENBURGER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Handsome and original: an entertaining addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Santa—he's crawling into bed after tucking in his weary reindeer when he spies Harvey's gift, still in his sack. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"A tender, thoughtful portrait of four generations, prompting hopes that the author's first full-length prose work won't be her last."
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. Read full book review >

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THE HARVEY MILK STORY by Kari Krakow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Capturing just the right tone for its audience, this is a significant contribution to the genre and a fitting tribute to an ordinary guy turned extraordinary. (epilogue, author's notes, bibliography, Web sites) (Biography. 6-9)"
Krakow debuts with a first of its kind: a picture-book biography of an important gay-rights figure. Read full book review >

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HARVEY POTTER'S BALLOON FARM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A wonderfully appealing premise, skillfully developed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Harvey Potter owns a genuine US Government Inspected balloon farm where he grows balloons to order: clowns, animals, monsters for Halloween, and even—when the young narrator who has been delightedly watching the crops gets old enough to strike out on her own—a huge floater to carry her off. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2002

"Too much murky theorizing, and too many fanciful statements, spoil what could have been a workmanlike general history of the war."
A thin attempt at revisionist history about the American Revolution, from a "British perspective." Read full book review >

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BOLIVAR by Robert Harvey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An energetic, satisfyingly florid narrative that captures the passion and frenzy in this extraordinary life."
The great liberator Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) receives a colorful treatment by an admiring British journalist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Of modest interest to students of military history. Jeremy Black's Great Military Leaders and Their Campaigns, among other recent surveys, is more satisfying."
Conventional study of a dozen unconventional military leaders. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HARVEY by Don Passman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Well, yes and no. Harvey is no great shakes as a detective, but he makes an irresistible deer in the headlights: part wiseacre, part sad-sack, all nebbish."
Passman (Mirage, 2000, etc.) launches a new series starring a sleuthing magician whose greatest trick ever might just be releasing himself from a murder rap. Read full book review >