Search Results: "Tudor Humphries"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDING by Tudor Humphries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A wise, gently humorous book, perfect for all those who have ever attempted to run away and have been only too glad to have their plans thwarted. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The preschooler who narrates this story finds that whenever the situation appears out of control, there's only one answer: to hidebehind the couch, in the hidey hole under the stairs, under the dinner table, the bed, the bedcovers. Read full book review >

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OTTER MOON by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"First-rate. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An otter with the soul of a poet goes on a moonlit quest. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU A LADYBUG? by Judy Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"For reading aloud or reading alone, preschool and early childhood children will find these young information books delightful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
"Are you a ladybug? If you are, your parents look like this, and they eat aphids." Read full book review >

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EAGLE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Humphries's watercolors, by turns dreamy and crackling, bring to life both the steamy forest and the magnificent bird. (Endnotes) (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The Philippine eagle is given real substance in this endangered-species treatment, the sixth in a series from Allen and Humphries (Whale, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHALE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

Anya and her parents are returning by moonlight from her grandmother's island home when Anya spots something huge in the sea. Read full book review >

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TIGER by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Fine storytelling; effective plea. (Picture book. 4+)"
A tiger is rumored to be in a South Chinese village, and the people hope to kill it (illegally): the skin is enormously valuable, and they believe the tiger meat will make them brave. Read full book review >

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CORGIVILLE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2003

"Those who love Tudor's reverent homage to yesteryear will enjoy spending time in snowy Corgiville for the holiday season. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An old-fashioned Christmas season in a New England village is the theme of Tudor's latest installment about Corgiville, her fictional town inhabited by her favorite Corgi dogs, as well as by rabbits, cats, and chickens. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CORGIVILLE KIDNAPPING by Tasha Tudor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Julia Child, Gertrude Stein, and others who will not be known to children, but Tudor's devotees will love this caper, and others will want to go unearth the first work. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A delectable companion to The Corgiville Fair (1971), in which Tudor employs conversational prose to revisit the pastoral setting and farmyard inhabitants of the original. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2004

"A passable study of biblical history and comparative mythology."
One of the "enduring motifs underlying Western views of the wider world" gets a scholarly assessment, thanks to British journalist Parfitt. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
Released: Oct. 2, 1941

"Good read aloud material for holiday time, from picture book age up."
Once again lovely pictures, with soft coloring, and this time a more clear cut job of reproduction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ALL GOOD by Michael Humphries
Released: April 12, 2011

"One man's progress toward achieving peace of mind."
Humphries' debut is partly an inspirational tract and partly a love letter to his family, though he welcomes all to the table. Read full book review >

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LAST RITES by John Humphries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"With too much going on at once, the book never really decides on a narrative, much less a genre."
A mysterious phone call leads to a world of complications in Welsh journalist Humphries' first work of fiction, which reads at various times like a supernatural thriller, a murder mystery, a World War II novel, a tale of international intrigue, and a study of obscure European history. Read full book review >