Search Results: "Ann Ingalls"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

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SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

How can a biographer summarize the early life of Laura Ingalls Wilder without seeming entirely derivative of Laura's own work? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Readers with more than a cursory interest in the subject will prefer William Anderson's Laura Ingalls Wilder Country (1990). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
The summer following third grade, Meribah Knight and her noted author-photographer parents (Dinosaur Dig, 1990) made a pilgrimage to some of the sites in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota that she had read about in the ``Little House'' books. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS WILDER by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"After this visual overview, readers are certain to turn to the list Wallner thoughtfully includes of Wilder's books, for a more adventure-filled version of her life. (Biography. 6-8)"
A picture-book biography, in the format of Wallner's Beatrix Potter (1995), that includes naive, highly patterned scenes of the pioneer girl many readers will already know from the Little House books, if not the television show. Read full book review >

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LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Index; maps and photos. (Biography. 9-14)"
At 65, Wilder began writing down childhood memories ``too good to be lost.'' Here, Anderson (Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, 1990) recounts the dramatic homesteading days plus Wilder's contented later years in the Ozarks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rose emerges as a conflicted and intriguing character, but this biography remains best suited for historians and adults who are still hard-core Wilder fans. (20 illustrations)"
A biography of the author of The Little House on the Prairie series that comes to life only in the recounting of the stormy relationship between Wilder and her daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN by Teresa Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"While there are few books that even mention kids' complaints about the November holiday, the majority of Thanksgiving-themed books address gratitude much more meaningfully (and realistically). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A kid's perspective on Thanksgiving Day points out all the inconveniences of the holiday. Read full book review >

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KIZZY ANN STAMPS by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Read full book review >