Search Results: "Barbara Joosse"


BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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HOORAY PARADE by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Recommended only for those in desperate need of more interactive books for preschool children or for avid fans of the author. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Awkward verse rains on this homemade parade. Read full book review >

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LOVABYE DRAGON by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A strong and hopeful tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the tears of a young princess trickle onto a dragon, a sweet friendship is born. Read full book review >

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THE PITIFUL LIFE OF SIMON SCHULTZ by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Jorna and her dad, a Vietnam vet, provide a welcome balance; still, plot and characters are subservient to the too-obvious lesson. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A somewhat heavy-handed exploration of the age-old problem of how a conscientious boy can learn to stand up to a domineering, overprotective mother. Read full book review >

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HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY CHICKS by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"For larger collections or where the author's books are a draw. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Banty Hen feels broody and lays seven beautiful eggs for the Aunties to bucka-buk over. Read full book review >

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WIND-WILD DOG by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A heartwarming call of the wild for the small set. (author's notes) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An Alaskan sled dog with a yen to run wild finds her true calling in this northern tale of man and dog. Read full book review >

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A HOUSEFUL OF CHRISTMAS by Barbara Joosse
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A wonderful addition to a seasonal collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A blizzard makes it impossible for anyone to leave, turning an evening of caroling, food, and presents into a sleepover at Granny's house for the whole family. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >