Search Results: "Ryan Ann Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

DIG A TUNNEL by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: March 15, 1999

"Younger fans of the wheeled vehicles that are visible here in profusion will want repeat readings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
From the tunnels of ants to the Chunnel connecting England with France, this lively tour of constructed tunnels highlights their variety as it explores their uses and manufacture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The cover shows a smiling girl in a trench coat and a fedora, about as inappropriate an image for these brave and resourceful women as can be imagined. (bibliography, end notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Updated from a 2003 edition, this catalog of female spies is depressingly sanitized and breathless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOTS SLITHER by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It hardly seems like science, but it is, as well as a salutary reminder for younger moviegoers that real robots have better things to do than turn into red-eyed, rampaging killers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Robots these days not only slither—they roll, crawl, fly in space, and "flick their tails" to "dive as deep as whales"—not to mention work in factories, fight fires, bark, meow, and even recognize facial expressions: "Look at what these robots do—smile at them, they'll smile at you!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSS A BRIDGE by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"The text finally takes flight on the last page, reaching beyond the mechanical, with 'Bridges are for sitting, and fishing, and wishing.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young construction and transportation enthusiasts are inducted into the world of bridges with this boldly illustrated primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE SKY by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Bold black steel and scaffolding cut the flat planes of sky-blue backgrounds, while skewed angles and details such as a light-dotted nighttime skyline add interest. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
Hunter (Cross A Bridge, p. 268) offers an accessible, often soaring first look at skyscrapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"As a companion piece, this may be of interest to readers who enjoyed Walters' previous book; as a plea for humane treatment of feral cats, it's a somewhat clumsy but obviously heartfelt statement; unfortunately, however, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by James Byron Huggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Villainous ultrababble."
Volcanic, hypergalactic supersequel to Huggins's Cain (1997), which was bought for film by Bruce Willis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >