Search Results: "Carol Wall"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING VAN GOGH by Carol Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"The drama is muted, but van Gogh's mix of genius and madness continues to fascinate."
Wallace, who has written 20 mostly humorous or lightweight books since she co-authored The Official Preppy Handbook (1980), enters the realm of historical fiction with this novel about Vincent van Gogh. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A pleasure to read. Wall's bittersweet story of human kindness has universal appeal."
Serendipitous life lessons from an unexpected source. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN MYSTERY by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping for more of Scruffy and Mocha. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Scruffy the cat and Mocha the dog are interested and sometimes involved onlookers as Aden, Leah and their parents prepare and then tend their pumpkin patch with an eye toward Halloween festivities. Read full book review >

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TURKEYS TOGETHER by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Animal lovers who are learning to read might find this considerate pointer and his turkey friends a welcome change from more usual easy-reader plotlines, and of course, there is the ever-popular tie-in with the Thanksgiving holiday to provide another use in the classroom. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This unusual mid-level easy reader employs realistically illustrated animal characters who speak to one another and use logic to solve a problem together. 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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EASTER BUNNY BLUES by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Buy an extra copy of The Bunny Who Found Easter instead. (Early reader. 6-9)"
A pallid Easter tale posits a Bunny whose flu-triggered blues have got him so down he can't perform, so the local animals, led by Petey the pup, pitch in to help. Read full book review >

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ONE NOSY PUP by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The overall effort is extended by Björkman's winsome watercolors, with a flowing, loose style and humorous expressions on the animal characters' faces. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A puppy named Poky and a hamster named Charlie are the main characters in this mildly entertaining mid-level easy reader. 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 >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOOSE GOES TO SCHOOL by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"What adventures will Sophie and Goose have next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie and her friend Goose are again parted, this time for Sophie's first day of school, but just as in their first outing, Goose (2015), they aren't separated for long.Read full book review >

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GOOSE ON THE FARM by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fans of the other titles in the series will enjoy this run-of-the-farm story, though it lacks the charm of Tad Hill's Duck and Goose books. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The latest book about Sophie and Goose describes an ordinary field trip to a farm. Read full book review >

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GOOSE by Laura Wall
by Laura Wall, illustrated by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Simple, elegant design produces a title with high appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Sophie is portrayed with yellow hair and a red dress and smiles out at readers as the story begins. Soon she makes the acquaintance of a most amiable goose. Read full book review >