Search Results: "Seán A. Higgins"


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WHEN I WAS A BOY NERUDA CALLED ME POLICARPO by Poli Delano
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"This very personal and engaging account captures the childlike fantasy and enthusiasm of a literary giant while introducing readers to a sampling of his poems. (prologue, biographical note) (Biography. 8-10)"
Chilean poet Délano recalls his childhood contact with the eccentric Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda in this unusual memoir. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS HOLE by Kevin Boreen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Steer clear. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A middle-grade undersea fantasy angles to be a comical clambake but reels in only a damp debacle. Read full book review >

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TALLAHASSEE HIGGINS by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: March 23, 1987

"Despite its flaws, a page-turner with a well-drawn protagonist."
Liz was hardly more than a child herself when her daughter Tallahassee was born; 12 years later she still thinks like a teen-ager, a bitter fact that her daughter finally accepts after her first winter away from her. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1974

"Hamilton is at her best here; the soaring but firmly anchored imagery, the slant and music of everyday speech, the rich and engaging characters and warm, tough, wary family relationships, the pervasive awareness of both threat and support connected with the mountain — all mesh beautifully in theme and structure to create a sense of organic belonging."
Virginia Hamilton goes home again to the hill country, where Sarah's mountain has belonged to M.C.'s family ("and them to it") ever since an ancestor fleeing slavery settled there with her infant. Read full book review >

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THE LOBSTER AND IVY HIGGINS by Nancy Buss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Skippable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ivy Higgins, also called ``Poison Ivy,'' ``Fish Breath,'' and ``Shark Spit'' because her father owns a fish market, is taunted by Jerome Flensted and his friends even when she reveals that she has a 27-pound pet lobster. Read full book review >

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The Transformation of Adam Higgins by Marvin Amazon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Piques curiosity for the next installment, but too much detail stalls the action."
The wrath of deep-space gods imperils human existence in this fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

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HIGGINS BEND SONG AND DANCE by Jacqueline B. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Some of the townspeople look quite goofy, but they also look familiar, in a tale clearly fished from American waters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A meaty tale of the quest for an uncatchable fish named Oscar is told in folksy, irresistible language. Read full book review >

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HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE SHARK by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Fast-paced fun. (Chapter book. 7-12)"
Best friends Hooey and Twig go to great lengths to raise money to buy a giant chocolate egg. Read full book review >

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HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >

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A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A rambling girl learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >

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A DARKER PLACE by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A potboiler, sure, but with his swashbuckling nonhero, Higgins demonstrates anew that an engaging character can fan sparks no matter how retro the formula."
A high-profile Russian defects to the Brits (or not) in Higgins's latest thriller (Rough Justice, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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A SOLDIER'S BOOK by Joanna Higgins
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An impressive debut, and a notable contribution to the recent flood of Civil War novels."
A grim, terse, often moving first novel about a young Union soldier who comes of age in the waning days of the Civil War. Read full book review >