Search Results: "Rosanna Hansen"


BOOK REVIEW

CARING FOR CHEETAHS by Rosanna Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"This should turn not only cheetah fans but animal lovers of all sorts into budding advocates. (address list) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Hansen distills experiences from a brief stint at a nature reserve in Namibia—"Cheetah Capital of the World"—into a simply written, personal narrative. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"But for those young readers who are not quite ready for Ramona and long for more Junie B., this might be the prescription for transition. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Girl readers who are regretfully leaving the Amber Brown series or are about to graduate from the school of Junie B. Jones might be happy to meet Sam Hansen, fourth grader and rock enthusiast. Read full book review >

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MORSELS OF REFLECTION by Rosanna Figna
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 26, 2011

"A witty, deft compilation of curated observations."
An exploration of the aphorism, a time-honored literary form that has delighted audiences for centuries. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

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DISOBEYING HITLER by Randall Hansen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"An authoritative, compelling study sure to raise hackles."
Hansen (Politics/Univ. of Toronto; Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945, 2009, etc.) examines how the German people—even the military—had had enough of Hitler's mad schemes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"With urgency and authority, Hansen urges readers to speak out—taking to the streets if necessary—to protect the Earth from calamity for the sake of their children and grandchildren."
In his debut, a leading climatologist lambasts world governments for their ineffectual response to the dangers of global warming. Read full book review >

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Released: March 25, 2001

"But never simplistic."
Hansen (Hitler's Niece, 1996, etc.) claims that the Church and its liturgy helped form his vocation as a writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2000

"A deliciously engaging tale of flower-power."
An exuberant romp through the surprisingly bizarre world of orchid collectors, where decorous matrons swoon over blooms, bureaucrats act like SWAT teams, and reputable scientists punch customs officers in the face. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A list of 'More Women of Hope' is appended. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
A gorgeous series of black-and-white photographic portraits that were part of a campaign to show people, especially young African-Americans, that "greatness looks like them" form the heart of this book. Read full book review >