Search Results: "Syd Hoff"


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DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR GO TO CAMP by Syd Hoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"Every collection will have room for this welcome addition to the popular series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Danny and his dinosaur (who, although he has been Danny's friend since 1958, has never been given a name) are off again, this time to summer camp, and everyone has a wonderful time, including readers. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN by Syd Hoff
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Cheery, but sloppy. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
What a cozy, old-fashioned world this popular author creates—and how improbable, whether it's the precarious placement of old lighthouse-keeper Sam's feet on a winding stair or the story's pat conclusion. Read full book review >

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DRUMMER HOFF by Barbara Emberley
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"They're wildly patterned, wildly colored woodcuts always under control until the grand and glorious blast-off, and then even Drummer Hoff burns."
two three four. two three four... Read full book review >

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SYD AND MARCY by Beaird Glover
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A compelling, if occasionally awkward, crime novel."
Glover's debut novel delivers an engaging Southern noir tale, in which bad decisions and shocking violence are the norm. Read full book review >

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DON’T HASSEL THE HOFF by David Hasselhoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2007

"Autobiography as gaping grin—nary an honest moment to be glimpsed."
The man they called Knight Rider covers his life in standard greatest-hits format. Read full book review >

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The First Secret of Edwin Hoff by A. B.  Bourne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"A charismatic new action hero worth following on further missions."
Mark Zuckerberg meets James Bond in this origin story that's part international terrorism thriller, part wish fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But the good moments are far between, hardly worth slogging through the rest for."
A schoolteacher and storyteller tells his own story with scant success. Read full book review >

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NIXON RECONSIDERED by Joan Hoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1994

"This purportedly groundbreaking analysis of Nixon's complex legacy only reiterates what earlier studies have already established: that Nixon was an activist president who had some enduring influence on American government and policy."
The timing certainly couldn't be better for these revisionist musings, which are intended to turn conventional wisdom about Nixon's achievements as president on its head. Read full book review >

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STRANGE MAGIC by Syd Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"If Moore can find her footing then the future adventures of the Great Essex Witch Museum should make for prime guilty-pleasure reading."
A feisty Essex woman inherits a witch museum and is pulled into a hunt for the remains of an accused witch. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"It's like reading a new YA story, complete with 21st-century developmental bromides, whose characters happen to have the same names and move through the same places as in some book you dimly remember from your childhood."
Twenty years after using Winnie the Pooh to bash Christianity, feminism, and the conservative establishment (The Tao of Pooh, 1982), Hoff is at it again, resurrecting teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy and their chums to promote nature, art, observation, invention, imagination, teamwork, and right-brain thinking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"No one sees films quite the way Field does. An engineer's report on film construction and the view of an original thinker worth appreciating."
The master teacher of screenplay writing charts his Alger-like rise in the film world and reveals himself to be a true Hollywood character. Read full book review >

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THE TE OF PIGLET by Benjamin Hoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Piglet bring home the bacon. (Illustrated with 51 line drawings from the original Pooh books. However did they dare?)"
Ten years later, a sequel to the runaway bestseller The Tao of Pooh. Read full book review >