Search Results: "Troon Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

RED RIVER STALLION by Troon Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The emotionally satisfying ending underscores the relationship beautifully. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Amelia Otterchild Mackenzie, a Cree-Scottish half-blood, orphaned twice, struggles to find places for herself and her young sister Charlotte among the Hudson's Bay fur-trading community. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM COLLECTOR by Troon Harrison
Released: March 1, 1999

"As Zachary bounds up to his parents' bedroom with the dog in tow, young readers will have a fine time thinking about what happens next. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From readers' early glimpses of Zachary, the red-haired, bespectacled moppet hero of this story, standing on the edge of an orange toilet seat in his acid green jammies, they'll know this is no ordinary tale. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE ROAD by Troon Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Overall, an exciting adventure. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The first of a projected trio of horse-centered historical novels takes readers to a central Asia of some 2,000 years ago. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Graeme Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Indifferent writing and tut-tutting and shallow criticism conspire to make this of interest mostly to completist collectors."
New biography of the youngest, gloomiest Beatle. Read full book review >

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HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Superior, with plenty of crossover teen appeal."
New dark fantasy from the author of the splendid Afterparty (2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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COURAGE TO FLY by Troon Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"There are no clouds and no lakes inside a box,' he tells Meg—children who are themselves lonely new arrivals, seeing her escape from a self-imposed isolation, may be encouraged to do likewise. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A purposeful tale of a shy "island" child in the big city who emerges from her shell after caring for an injured bird. Read full book review >

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REX HARRISON by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Wapshott tells all this rather solemnly, allowing Harrison's waspishness to take on an irresistible gleam through the windowpane prose. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Not very stylish biography of Harrison (1908-90), by Wapshott (Peter O'Toole, 1984). Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >

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LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON by Gail Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Although more a journalist than a historian, Collins has done her homework and written a lively, opinionated portrait of early-19th-century America and the modestly talented general who briefly became president."
This splendid series of slim biographies nears completion with a satisfying life of our ninth and least important president. Read full book review >