Search Results: "Syd Hoff"


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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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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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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 >

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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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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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APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Not just an engaging coming-of-age adventure, but also a lovingly rendered period piece."
This debut YA novel explores the changing relationship between an outer-space-obsessed boy and his moody older brother. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Witches, fairies, murder, political mayhem, and courtroom theatrics: this seemingly unassuming case history from late 19th-century Ireland contains enough drama to compete with the biggest Hollywood blockbuster (cf. The Burning of Bridget Cleary, p. 926). Read full book review >

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FAITH, GRACE, AND CANCER by Stephanie Hoff Rodrigue
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A firsthand account of dealing with cancer that would benefit from a tighter focus but remains touching in its positivity."
This debut book chronicles a woman's 11-year battle with cancer, told through emails to her prayer circle. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1994

This exploration of the current state of feminist affairs is thought-provoking but confuses categories of feminism. 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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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 >