Search Results: "Dean Hale"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"No matter; readers will all be rooting for P. Petunia. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There is nothing quite like giving a goat grief. That is, after all, why they are called goats. And the young protagonist in Hale's mostly rhymed tale drapes all manner of blame on the horns of the family goat. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out? (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Perfect Princess Magnolia has a secret—her alter ego is the Princess in Black, a superhero figure who protects the kingdom! Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE PERFECT PRINCESS PARTY by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A chuckle-inducing, entirely worthy stand-alone follow-up to the terrific The Princess in Black (2014). (Fantasy. 5-7)"
Princess Magnolia's perfect birthday party's threatened by constant monster alarms, summoning her secret identity again and again. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A dash of typical fairy-tale romance, a strong sense of social justice and a spunky heroine make this a standout choice for younger teens. (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
A beloved fairy tale gets a glossy graphic-novel makeover, reworked in a fanciful Old West setting. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK TAKES A VACATION by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"As always, hilarious; perhaps the strongest Princess in Black outing since the first. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
As the title suggests, the Princess in Black attempts to take a much-needed vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALAMITY JACK by Shannon Hale
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Readers will relish this gleeful mix of fairy tale, adventure and romance. (Graphic fiction. 9 & up)"
Jack (of Beanstalk fame) is back in this companion to Rapunzel's Revenge (2008). Read full book review >

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SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite a rough start, Doreen's story offers a heroine it's easy to go nuts over. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A middle-grade origin story for Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel Comics' wackiest superheroes. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE HUNGRY BUNNY HORDE by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"While not exactly novel, it's well-executed and very funny. (Fantasy. 5-7)"
The Princess in Black's cutest adventure yet—no, really, the monsters are deceptively cute. Read full book review >

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KICKING BUTTS AND EATING NUTS
by Leila Roy

“What if . . . what if you don’t just have a squirrel tail and front teeth, and are pretty strong? What if you actually have the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a squirrel? So if a squirrel can leap five times the length of its own body, let’s say, then you should be able to leap five times the length of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HAMSTER OF THE BASKERVILLES by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Clever, good fun. (Fiction. 9-11)"
For a box of jelly doughnuts and two Get-Out-of-Detention-Free cards, fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko takes on his most baffling case yet: someone—or something—is trashing the classrooms of Emerson Hicky Elementary, leaving huge footprints, claw marks on the walls, and an aroma of peanut butter. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >

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THE MALTED FALCON by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The sleuth with the smart mouth shows no signs of slowing down (or graduating, for that matter), and should continue to draw fans like fleas to a dog show. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The metaphors fly thicker than flies on ripe garbage in fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko's seventh schoolyard caper. Read full book review >