Search Results: "Belinda Hollyer"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS, LIES AND MY SISTER KATE by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Although driven by the mystery of Kate's disappearance, the heart of this story really lies in the down-to-earth family drama and its satisfying, realistic resolution. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her older sister Kate disappears, almost-13-year-old Mini uncovers a family secret in trying to find her. Read full book review >

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BELINDA by Pamela Allen
by Pamela Allen, illustrated by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. ``There's a good girl,'' he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with ``one almighty kick.'' She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. Read full book review >

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RIVER SONG by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2008

"Steeped in Maori folklore and culture, this unusual coming-of-age novel, narrated in Jessye's distinctive voice, provides a thoughtful depiction of a girl learning to think for herself. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Jessye lives in one country—New Zealand—but two worlds. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM THE CLASSICAL BALLET by Belinda Hollyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It's a minor misstep in an otherwise smoothly choreographed work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A book about ballet that tries to do many things—and succeeds at most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >

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BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >

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The Belinda Triangle by Dick Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious tale about a mysterious cruise ploddingly told."
A debut dystopian thriller explores a future ravaged by war and economic catastrophe. Read full book review >

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BRENDAN AND BELINDA AND THE SLAM DUNK! by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The facile resolution and meaningless title don't diminish the importance of the message, and Meisel's wide-eyed animal people are as engagingly fun as ever. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Twins Brendan and Belinda Porker like basketball, but their father loves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Full-color photographs illustrate aspects of daily life with well- designed graphics that accentuate the messages of diversity and similarity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Readers wake up with eight children living in other parts of the world and enter their daily routines. Read full book review >