Search Results: "Courtney Pippin-Mathur"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS RULE, PRINCESSES DROOL! by Courtney Pippin-Mathur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Fun and energy staled by tired tropes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Foolish prejudice and Little Rascals-type antics come to an inevitable conclusion in Pippin-Mathur's fantasy realm of dragons and princesses. Read full book review >

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MAYA WAS GRUMPY by Courtney Pippin-Mathur
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Lighter than Alexander's bad day and less emotional than Sophie's, this is still a visual delight from a new author with a charismatic cast of characters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Although the title character is Maya, this story is actually about her clever grandmother, who tames both the grumpy child and her chaotic hair. Read full book review >

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COURTNEY by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Witty, well told, and superbly illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's most thoughtful and creative picture-book makers gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin. Read full book review >

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ZEKE PIPPIN by William Steig
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"Steig's golden touch shines on. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Zeke Pippin, a pig, happens across a harmonica. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

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PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This gently told story shows insight into the feelings of one who feels small and insignificant, but who can still accomplish something special. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin is a cute little piglet with one ear that tends to flop over like a puppy's. Read full book review >

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PIPPIN TAKES A BATH by K.V. Johansen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lighthearted, lightweight, Johansen's story is well-paced and charming, while Lum's watercolors dance with simplicity, conveying the affection between Pippin and Mabel in a few expressive lines. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin and Mabel, a dog and a girl, respectively, will endear themselves and be instantly recognizable to any child who has ever tried to get a dog into a bathtub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV by John Steinbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1957

"But for the most part, the Steinbeck audience will be let down- and others who seek new flavors may not find it sufficiently tart for their taste."
Frankly, I don't know what John Steinbeck was up to in writing this extravaganza, this dubious satire on French politics. Read full book review >

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ONCE AGAIN LOVE by Sarita Mathur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"An undeniably positive collection hampered by overexplanation."
A debutcollection of poetry and prose that blends a straightforward memoir with a motivational treatise. Read full book review >