Search Results: "Bill Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO THOUGHT HE WAS SANTA by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This is a homespun tale with a hint of Christianity that extols the essence of Christmas, loyalty and familial love, dog included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though the title is a tad misleading, this is a story of a loving, down-on-their-luck family with an extraordinary dog. Read full book review >

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UPCHUCK AND THE ROTTEN WILLY by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"As it should, friendship overcomes all; despite the unnecessarily pandering title, the book has a gentle message that comes through without treacle. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
From Wallace (True Friends, 1994, etc.), a tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2004

"Despite some didactic text and conversation and phrasing too grown-up for the characters delivering them, cunningly told. (Fiction. 8-9)"
As far back as she can remember, her grandparent's horse has been her secret delight, refuge, and confidant, but when it dies, eight-year-old Kristine feels off balance, and instead of grieving, creates an emotional distance to protect herself from further hurt. Read full book review >

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TRUE FRIENDS by Bill Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A clumsy little novel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Courtney Brown is on top of the world—she's best friends with the sixth grade's most popular girl, she's been chosen as a cheerleader, and her chilly stepmother is beginning to seem sympathetic. Read full book review >

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THAT DOGGONE CALF by Bill Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The disruptive newcomer is a plot device the authors have used before; purchase where their other books are popular. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Hoss is boss dog on the farm, responsible for the safety of both cows and four-year-old Ann, but a new bull calf challenges his authority. Read full book review >

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GOOSED! by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"Rogers's accurately detailed drawings, replete with smiles and close-ups of the exuberant pup, capture not only the semi-rural setting, but the engagingly doggy spirit of this upbeat animal tale. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A dog's settled, comfortable life gets a nip in the nether parts after a puppy's sudden arrival. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST HOUND AROUND by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gently written with a sweetness that does not give way to saccharinity, this will find a home in any dog-lover's heart. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fluffy, sweet, and well-bred, Freddy find himself suddenly homeless when his boy's father decides to dump him out in the woods far from home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Like most barstool confessions, this ought to be taken with a grain of salt, but it's a good yarn to help while away a rainy afternoon. It's not likely to keep the boys on the city desk working overtime, though."
An engaging story about the greatest criminal mastermind you've never heard of. Read full book review >

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I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >