Search Results: "Tina L. Hook"


BOOK REVIEW

ENCHANTED BY STARLIGHT by Tina L. Hook
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"Enchanting, though the desire for an enthralling tale might not be fulfilled."
Be careful what you wish for: For good or ill, magic comets fulfill the wishes of three women. Read full book review >

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OSCAR AND THE AMAZING GRAVITY REPELLENT by Tina L.  Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Although Oscar successfully resolves his bully problem and his clumsiness, the draw here is the magic, not the somewhat bromidic bibliotherapy. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Chronically clumsy Oscar presents an easy target for bullies—until he discovers a magical anti-gravity solution. Read full book review >

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SUBSTANCE by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A well-written and brutally honest remembrance of the glory days of rave culture."
Life after Joy Division: an insider offers a comprehensive history of New Order. Read full book review >

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Radical Islam: Never Subdued II by Franklin Hook
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vividly drawn history of the clash between the United States and the Barbary states."
A lively history—with fictional elements mixed in—of fledgling America's first clash with the Islamic world. Read full book review >

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UNKNOWN PLEASURES by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Electric transmissions from a bygone era, etched in blood by someone who was there in body and spirit."
The propulsive bass guitarist for Joy Division puts his fingers on the beating pulse of one of the U.K.'s most influential bands. Read full book review >

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BREAKFAST AT SOTHEBY'S by Philip Hook
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A winner. Readers will learn more about the modern art market in this simple book than in any college course."
Hook (The Ultimate Trophy: How the Impressionist Painting Conquered the World, 2009, etc.) uses his years of experience to explain why paintings succeed or fail. Read full book review >

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YANKEE GONE HOME by Franklin Hook
Released: March 24, 2017

"A sweeping and heartbreaking story of modern war and its personal costs."
A book examines a 20th-century American military campaign and one man who endured it. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Again! Again! (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Three funny stories about two fast friends. Read full book review >

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FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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