Search Results: "William H. Hooks"


BOOK REVIEW

LO-JACK AND THE PIRATES by William H. Hooks
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1991

"Good fun, ably visualized in Tusa's energetic art. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
A ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' (Level 3) that combines the Amelia Bedelia variety of comic literal-mindedness and an adventure story with a satisfying final twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S LULU? by William H. Hooks
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1991

"Alley's illustrations are as brisk and user-friendly as the text of this warm family story. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In a Level 1 entry in the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, a little black girl asks each member of her large suburban family where her favorite ballplaying companion, Lulu, could be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM'S FRUIT by William H. Hooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Thoughtful readers will see the connection. (Picture book. 9-13)"
Hooks (Where's Lulu?, 1991, etc.) offers another conjure tale set in the days of slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Still, lively and literate science for the nonscientist. (Fifty-nine line drawings—not seen.)"
Neurobiologist Calvin (The Ascent of Mind, 1990; The Throwing Madonna: Essays on the Brain, 1983) tackles an unlikely subject—archaeoastronomy—and brings to it his scientific training, a lively curiosity, and the ability to describe objects and phenomena clearly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"The chief justice raises an important question without resolving anything. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
An enjoyable historical presentation with a frustratingly judicious conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT LAMP by William H. Shannon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A straightforward rehash, decently done but unremarkable. (Ten photographs.)"
The latest unnecessary biography of our century's most garrulous monk, by the Rochester priest whose previous labors in this vineyard (Thomas Merton's Dark Path, 1981, etc.) have established him as a master of the genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1983

"Once again: a monumental thesis, compactly and matter-of-factly put."
In two papers (delivered at Baylor in 1982) and 61 pellucid pages, McNeill (The Rise of the West, Plagues and Peoples, The Human Condition) revives and renews Walter Prescott Webb's thesis that European expansion created a Great Frontier around the globe—where not only progress, freedom, and equality prevailed, but also destruction, compulsion, and slavery: "the persistent double-edgeness of change." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE SENTENCES by William H. Gass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Stately pronouncements from a master of the form."
A wry, mannered retrospective collection of essays by octogenarian Gass (A Temple of Texts, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"Above all, this book should help those who haven't read all of Updike's work recognize his extraordinary ability and understand his unique contribution to 20th-century American literature."
This appreciation of John Updike's 40-year literary career is remarkable for its concise, critical assessments of nearly every one of the writer's 48 books. Read full book review >