Search Results: "Shane Hillman"


BOOK REVIEW

SHANE by Jack Schaefer
Released: Oct. 14, 1949

"A real superiority here, narrative and literary."
A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF UNDERWHERE by Bruce Hale
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not quite another Chet Gecko (as yet), but still, well, a gas. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
In this mixed-format series opener, straight text switches to comic-strip panels whenever the young narrator and his twin leave their suburban neighborhood to visit an alternate Earth that features zombies, mini-T. Rex's and a general practice of wearing tighty-whities as overgarments. Read full book review >

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SHANE COMES HOME by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A fine and moving story, full of heroes."
An affecting portrait of the first American combat fatality in the Iraq war, and of those who suffered his loss. Read full book review >

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ANDY SHANE AND THE PUMPKIN TRICK by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"With hilarious yet familiar situations, frequent pen-and-ink illustrations, accessible vocabulary and two characters filled with the feisty spirit of a very young Ramona Quimby, Jacobson's offering is the perfect treat for newest readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane and his sometimes enemy/sometimes best friend Dolores Starbuckle are back and ready to celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Readers will want to follow Andy all the way through school. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane doesn't want to be at school. Read full book review >

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MALINI by Robert Hillman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A well-plotted, harrowing journey and an engaging, worthwhile read. (author's note, glossary, historical timeline, map) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A young Tamil teen flees into the forest near her home in Satham, Sri Lanka, in this entry in UNICEF's Through My Eyes series, which explores through fiction the lives of young people in flash points around the world. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY TOASTER! by Ben Hillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

"A minor understanding of astrophysics is required, but for readers in the know, the book pays back in spades. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Goldie's toaster may look like a cross between an Electrolux and a bull terrier, but there's a whole lot more than heat in those coils. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"This verbose book would have benefitted by being pruned into a stylistically far tighter essay, less declamatory and more reflective. (Author tour)"
What set of factors most influence the course of an individual human life? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"If the movement to legalize marijuana is looking for an irate classicist as spokesman, Hillman is it."
In ancient Greece and Rome the right to use recreational drugs was not just accepted, but an important aspect of personal freedom. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: June 1, 2005

"The facts speak for themselves in this work that ought to make its way into many high school Holocaust programs. (map) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
"A man by the name of Oskar Schindler is taking eleven hundred Jews out of here. If only we could go with them." Read full book review >