Search Results: "Alexandra Boiger"


BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAX AND MARLA by Alexandra Boiger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy and an owl learn what it takes to become true Olympians in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Grand, in several ways. (author's & illustrator's notes, sources) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
An account of the former first lady's impassioned campaign to save one of New York's iconic buildings. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH'S TOE SHOES by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A charming entry in the ongoing saga of Tallulah. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes are de rigueur for ballerinas, and Tallulah wants them—now! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE VS. PIRATE by Mary Quattlebaum
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Yo ho hum. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a battle of the sexes that's all trappings and no center, Bad Bart ("the biggest, burliest pirate this side of the Atlantic") and Mean Mo ("the maddest, mightiest pirate this side of the Pacific") square off for the world title. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH'S NUTCRACKER by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Tallulah shines as a real little dancer with her own distinct style, learning step by step. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the fourth entry in the popular series about budding ballerina Tallulah, she wins a part as a mouse in a professional production of The Nutcracker, but the performance doesn't turn out as she imagines. Read full book review >

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MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE by Alexandra Boiger
Released: March 26, 1947

"But I hope the next book won't be illustrated by Richard Bennett, who has a sort of grimness and datedness about his pictures that are out of key with the text."
The author of The Egg and I has established a reputation as a topnotch story teller, so why shouldn't she be a "natural" when it comes to entertaining children- her own and others- with entrancing tales. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a woman of talent. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH'S TAP SHOES by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The ballerina-to-be explores new and challenging steps—successfully. (Picture book. 4-7)"
To toe or to tap—that is the question for Tallulah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALLULAH'S SOLO by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A lovely story that gently and effectively presents common childhood difficulties wrapped in a world of tutus and sparkles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The ballerina-in-training sparkles in her return engagement when she learns to be a good big sister and to share the spotlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Pretty but substance-free—which is probably not how any of this book's subjects would like to be remembered. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Inspired by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's stand against the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general—and titled for Sen. Mitch McConnell's stifling of same—glancing introductions to 13 American women who "persisted." Read full book review >