Search Results: "Alexandra Johnson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"An elegant introduction to some interesting women, although the revealing voices of the diarists themselves are filtered through the studied, self-conscious voice of the academic."
Focusing primarily on seven female writers, this insightful study examines a form that retains its uniquely personal quality, whether or not the work is ever meant to be published. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"A useful guide to handling everyday tasks and problems. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
When you can't ask Mom or Dad how to do something or to do it for you, this may be the ideal book to have handy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2001

"An elegantly written study of an increasingly popular genre."
Johnson (The Hidden Writer, 1997) has compiled dozens of intriguing anecdotes related to journal-writing. Read full book review >

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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 >

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CARL'S HALLOWEEN by Alexandra Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"All but extreme fans of the series can pass on this slim title. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this long-running series of nearly wordless picture books, young Madeleine and her beloved Rottweiler, Carl, set off for a Halloween evening adventure. Read full book review >

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CARL GOES TO DAYCARE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Another charmer, with more substance this time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest in this popular series about an appealing Rottweiler who takes responsibility for a tiny child in her mother's absence has more of a plot than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Alexandra Wallner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Several children's biographies of Potter are in print; it's good to have one for this audience. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Wallner (Betsy Ross, 1994) has written a beginning biography of a woman as familiar to children as Mother Goose, but whose life is much easier to track. Read full book review >

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CARL’S SUMMER VACATION by Alexandra Day
ADVENTURE
Released: June 5, 2008

"Day's paintings are as charming as ever, particularly in the joyful scenes of Madeleine riding on Carl's back, but one must wonder when Carl will be ready to retire. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Carl the protective Rottweiler and Madeleine the charming toddler return for another playful adventure in this popular series. Read full book review >

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CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The dogs are as charmingly true to life as ever, while the fantasy will beguile fans and worry a few literal-minded caregivers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The latest in this popular series is in a larger format that generously accommodates an outdoor setting and a new character: a puppy who joins canine babysitter Carl and his small human charge on the merry-go-round, digging in a flower bed, sharing an ice cream, calling at the zoo, etc.; the original duo even poses for a painting club whose members represent them in several recognizable styles. Read full book review >

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SINCE 1920 by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Unexceptional but attractive and useful—the final events take the story beyond the usual The Little House conclusion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of what's happened to one neighborhood since a first couple moved out from the city 70+ years ago in order to build a new house on a piece of farm land . Read full book review >

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"She said, 'Failure is impossible,' and she was right, but unfortunately her steely determination does not come through in this book. (timeline, bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Susan B. Anthony worked to win women the right to vote her whole long life, but she did not live to see it done. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"She infuses the story with Montgomery's emotions by quoting from her writing, sourcing the quotes in the backmatter. (list of books, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A gracefully written and prettily presented account of the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Read full book review >