Search Results: "Stuart Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK by Stuart Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"With plenty of strange creatures, growing relationships, well done battle scenes and set pieces both terrifying and triumphant, this above average epic has something to please high fantasy fans of every stripe. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Along with a marvelous and multi-species cast, this debut doorstopper features a teenaged warrior queen, naïve but a quick study, desperately seeking allies against the invading armies of a mighty empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Some good parts, but not enough to meet expectations. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A huge (in every way) disappointment, this bloated sequel to Cry of the Icemark (2005) bogs down a tale terrific at its core in a mire of uninspired subplots, unnecessary explanations and predictable set pieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAMOO by Ros Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tongues will definitely mooooove into cheeks for this going-away-then-coming-back tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Holstein meets Humpback in this offbeat take on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE RUN by Gregg Hill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Stephen King couldn't have made up this tale of a father's savagery and its god-awful toll."
A raw-boned, horror-strewn account of life with a drug-addicted mobster father, written in alternating voices by his two children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERASING TIME by C.J. Hill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Dramatic twists and turns to the very end ensure readers' attention and the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A dash of time travel gives a fresh flavor to the quickly staling dystopia genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT PASS GO by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Still, this powerful character study, where everyone in Deet's family grows, shows that Hill has a gift for quietly but realistically portraying the journey. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Deet's parents are happy-go-lucky and financially irresponsible, so he compensates by being compulsively organized and extremely judgmental. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE YA, SIMON by David Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Though other characters are a bit too wise and supportive to be believable, this New Zealand author's first novel is a realistic mixture of humor, love, and sorrow. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A poignant but unsentimental informational novel featuring a teenager with muscular dystrophy. Read full book review >