Search Results: "Tobe Hooper"


BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT MOVIE by Tobe Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Horror as comedy, bawdy and blue, more yucks than frights."
The creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre takes to print with a co-authored foray into zombie comic novel territory. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOOPER by Paul J. Zingg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just like its subject: steady, solid, and studied."
Zingg (Dean/St. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"A harsh but ultimately heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Paley offers a first-person, present-tense account of a puppy's journey through Hurricane Katrina, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF SLAPPY HOOPER by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Goffe's freewheeling cartoons perfectly complement this well-told, amiably satirical tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
A tale collected by the WPA's Federal Writers' Project, admired by Carl Sandburg as ``a fresh modern masterpiece,'' and now reinterpreted by a ``story performer'' (The Legend of Lightning Larry, p. 306). Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH MARK HOOPER by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Though there is some character development and bad Mark Hopper gradually becomes less annoying, the novel never does. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Not every amusing concept yields a correspondingly amusing novel. Read full book review >

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MARCY HOOPER AND THE GREATEST TREASURE IN THE WORLD by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Still, an appealing depiction of a third grader confronting her real dragons in an imaginary guise suggested by her favorite books. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Marcy loves to read but can't spell; she imagines fantastic adventures but is a klutz when it comes to jumping rope or learning to ride a bike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLEN GRACE by Mary Hooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The sobering realities of child poverty and exploitation are vividly conveyed, along with fascinating details of the Victorian funeral trade. (historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In the years since their mother's death, Grace Parkes, 16, and her developmentally disabled sister, Lily, 17, have struggled to survive on their own in Victorian London. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Eliza's own story comes clear in a most fairytale-like ending complete with a possible suitor named Valentine. (cast of characters and places) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Eliza Rose—cast out by her stepmother and imprisoned in 17th-century London for stealing a meat pie—is rescued by Ma Gwyn from the clink because of her green eyes and black hair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Veteran readers who do not expect the universe to reveal its secrets easily will put in the work required to finish this energetic exploration of modern physics."
An enthusiastic, mostly comprehensible account of a popular theory many scientists believe will unite two of the few remaining separate elements in the universe: matter and energy. Read full book review >

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NEWES FROM THE DEAD by Mary Hooper
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Fans of Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light (2003) or Julie Hearn's The Minister's Daughter (2005) will be eager to make Anne's acquaintance. (Fiction. YA)"
A hanged scullery maid rises from the dead in this fascinating historical novel based on actual events in Cromwellian England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"By no means anti-evolutionary fodder for creationists, but rather a cautionary tale of how science gets done—and undone."
Knowledgeable freelance journalist Hooper (Would the Buddha Wear a Walkman?, 1990) shoots down an icon of evolution in action—in a well-written account of the life and times of the peppered moth and the eccentric lepidopterists who chased it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ENGAGEMENT by Chloe Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Unreliable narrators don't come any more bewildering or unappealing than the couple in this clever, claustrophobic and disturbing chiller."
Erotic games turn menacing and surreal when a woman who role-plays as a prostitute spends a weekend on an isolated Australian estate with her regular "client," and he tries to keep her there forever. Read full book review >