Search Results: "Thor Hanson"


BOOK REVIEW

THOR by Graeme Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"As a vest-pocket history, this one likely won't be beat anytime soon. (Mythology. 12 & up)"
If this book is any indication of the quality of this new series, readers are in for a treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOR by Wayne Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Drive-in movie fare with no escape to the snack bar."
Man bites dog repeatedly in a first novel about canine loyalties and supernatural terror in the suburbs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A fine addition to the single-issue science genre."
"From tropical rain forests to alpine meadows and arctic tundra, seed plants dominate landscapes and define ecosystems." In fact, they make up more than 90 percent of land flora. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A delightful ramble through the byways of evolution and the wonderful world of birds."
When a vulture feather accidentally dropped at his feet as he watched the birds fly overhead, field biologist and conservationist Hanson (The Impenetrable Forest, 2000) felt called upon to choose feathers as the subject of his next book. Read full book review >

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THOR SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Showing uncommon foresight, Thor bids adieu with a 'See ya next time, kid!' Return trips are definitely in the offing. (list of gods and monsters, glossary, sources, map, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
Mortals, do you dare follow the god of "strength and weather and mighty muscles" on a tour through Norse mythology? Read full book review >

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BARTHOLOMEW QUILL by Thor Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Nothing to crow over here. (discussion questions, suggested enrichment activities) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this north-country quest for self-identity, Bartholomew can't tell what kind of creature he is until he discovers what he's not. Read full book review >

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THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
It's the end of the world as they know it, and Magnus Chase and his godly cohorts are back for another round of sword fighting and wisecracking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An unrefined but rich trove of information about a major historical figure who has largely been forgotten."
In this biography, author Michael explores the twin questions of who was truly America's first president and why has he been forgotten? Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF THOR THE THUNDER GOD by Lise Lunge-Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2007

Billing Thor as the Vikings' favorite god, because he was "the biggest, strongest and bravest," a veteran talespinner smoothly retells five of his better-known exploits, from feeding a poor family on two goats that magically reconstitute themselves in the morning to getting his stolen hammer back by impersonating the goddess Freya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG NIGHT OUT by Thor Wickstrom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lighthearted and funny, a book to try with older groups as well as preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In the first book he's not only written but illustrated, Wickstrom adopts an exuberant verse form, echoing Lear's ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' to describe the partying of a mouse, a goose, and a ``bear [who] wore a cape he had sewn from a drape,/ With a monocle and a cravat./ (What a dude!)/ With a monocle and a cravat!'' When they leave the uptown club where they've been carousing (over milk and juice), they're broke; rather than trudging home, they beg a ride on a friend's boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2012

"A fair but predictable thriller."
Thor (Full Black, 2011, etc.) returns with his latest thriller featuring ex-Navy SEAL and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath. Read full book review >