Search Results: "S.J. Hodges"


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FOUR FEET TALL AND RISING by Shorty Rossi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A candid, charged slice of personal history."
A salty, pugnacious memoir of a Little Person, his gangland background, his love of pit bulls and his road back from self-destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A loving appreciation of a rare commodity: an extraordinary athlete who was an even better man."
A neglected baseball great receives his due in this comprehensive biography. Read full book review >

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"A story with an important message and a happy ending, suitable for even the youngest readers."
A compassionate, educational picture book about a rescued collie who finds a loving home. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"His visual trope of a flowerlike flame in the fireplace of Joan's home is startlingly recreated in the final image of Joan at the stake. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
While Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett's Joan of Arc (1998) focused on Joan as a saint, this spirited but reverent telling emphasizes Joan as a hero. Read full book review >

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B-FOUR by Sam Hodges
Released: June 1, 1992

"Colorful and charming in distinctly southern ways, but ultimately disappointing: a standard tale of bright futures and saccharine sentiments."
A mildly humorous but mostly unexceptional debut from newsman Hodges about his home turf, Birmingham, Alabama, and a cub reporter learning the ropes at the local paper who finds—all at once—love, the will to defy his tyrannical father, and a front-page story. Read full book review >

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A Time To Act by S.J. Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A devout yet deeply imaginative tale that focuses on the Apostle Paul."
A debut novel fleshes out one of the greatest stories ever told. Read full book review >

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GHOST HERO by S.J. Rozan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Pleasantly foolish, insubstantial and harmless, though Bill's extended turn as Oblomov is a little hard to take. Are the lowlife creeps who chase high art really that gullible?"
Now that she's been rescued from her kidnappers (On the Line, 2010, etc.), Chinatown PI Lydia Chin deserves a bit of a holiday: a madcap search for some paintings that may or may not be authentic, and may or may not actually exist. Read full book review >

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HERESY by S.J.  Parris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Spirited storytelling, an appealing sleuth and a cool, mutilated villain will lead readers to hope this is the launch of a series."
Densely plotted and paced historical thriller set in Elizabethan Oxford combines spying and a serial killer with the quest for a world-order-threatening lost book. Read full book review >