Search Results: "Alison Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MURPHY, GOLD RUSH DOG  by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An adventure-filled tale set within a fascinating period of history. (historical note, bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Historical fiction for dog lovers. Read full book review >

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FINDER, COAL MINE DOG by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Well-told and entertaining, a solid dog story. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A dog becomes a hero to trapped coal miners in this third book of Hart's Dog Chronicles series (Mercy, Gold Rush Dog, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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ANNA’S BLIZZARD by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Could work as a read-aloud, too. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
In 1888, people suffered one of the worst winters in U.S. history. Read full book review >

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LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >

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EMMA’S RIVER by Alison Hart
by Alison Hart, illustrated by Paul Bachem, by Ed Emberley, illustrated by Ed Emberley
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"As she has shown in Shadow Horse (1999) and others, Hart can do better. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Emma travels up the Mississippi on the steamboat Sally May in 1852, defending her pony against ruffians, throwing improbable temper tantrums and learning about social injustice. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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OFF TO SUMMER CAMP
by Leila Roy

The summer camp book that I covered earlier this week wasn’t a great fit for me.

It’s also been a couple of years since I’ve put together a list of recent summer camp books.

Looks like it’s time to take a look around and see what other camp books have cropped up over the last few years!

Camp Dork, by ...
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BOOK REVIEW

MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A bracing, deeply saddening journey into death and loss whose wryly affirmative resolution, 'joy breaking through the storm clouds,' is nothing but hard won."
What happens to you when your child dies? "You fall," writes cartoonist and bereaved father Hart (Sequential Art/Univ. of Florida), "into a hole." Read full book review >

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SECRETS FROM MYSELF by Christine Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A culturally confusing fictional tale that undermines the real-life tragedy of the Indians aboard the Komagata Maru. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Medena, a white Canadian, is haunted by a Sikh girl named Akasha who lived a century ago. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY SURPRISE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

Family skeletons rattle ominously when the police in La Luz, California, accuse Kenneth Carlisle of killing nightclub dancer Francine Boutelle, and his disapproving sister, attorney K.C. Carlisle, risks their late father's honor by deciding to dig up the evidence that might free him of this and a second murder—in this first US publication of an ingenious non-series novel from the author of the Henrie O. and Death on Demand series. Read full book review >