Search Results: "Carol Wallace"


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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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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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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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 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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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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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 >

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THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >