Search Results: "Emily Arnold McCully"


BOOK REVIEW

STRONGHEART by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"While it's laudable that McCully has ensured this story isn't lost to the annals of history, it's not her strongest visual or written work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Caldecott medalist McCully sheds light on a forgotten pioneer. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 22, 2010

"Jim's talents were marvelous enough that they don't need this embellishment, which, sadly, detracts. (bibliography) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A fictionalized account of the story of Doc Key and his famous horse Jim Key. Read full book review >

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POPCORN AT THE PALACE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"What readers will remember is the pioneer spirit behind this appealing tale and a spunky girlreal or notat its center. (Picture book. 5-8)"
McCully (Starring Mirette and Bellini, p. 559) bases this tale on a piece of history from her own hometown, Galesburg, Illinois, and one of its innovative founders, Olmsted Ferris, who experimented with unusual crops. Read full book review >

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A PROMISING LIFE by Emily Arnold McCully
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A slow read with an emphasis placed on the 'benefits' of Jean's Christianized education and a focus that glosses over the genocide that occurred among Native American people. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born to a Frenchman, Toussaint, and a Shoshone woman, Sakakawea, who assisted Lewis and Clark on their legendary expedition. Read full book review >

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3, 2, 1, GO! by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A sure hit. (Early reader. 3-8)"
In the newest of her early readers, McCully (Little Ducks Go, 2014) nails a common childhood scenario: a twosome is playing school and won't let a third play. Read full book review >

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PETE WON'T EAT  by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"New readers will eat this up. (Early reader. 5-7)"
This charmer of an early reader presents an ironic twist on the tried-and-true picky-eater character by casting him as a pig. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

In this incredible true story, a poor Japanese boy, through fate and enterprise, bridges the cultural gap between Japan and America at a time when Japan was isolated from the world. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR ST. MICHAELS by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"One rather jarring aspect of her art is Caroline's unexplained short-cropped hair, which perhaps is intended to reflect her unconventional nature, but which is out of place with the time period. (author's note) (Easy reader. 6-9)"
The War of 1812 is the period setting for this transitional chapter book from Caldecott Medalist McCully (The Orphan Singer, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRANDMAS TRICK-OR-TREAT by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A real treat. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Caldecott winner McCully (Mirette on the Highwire, 1992, etc.) adds another to her stories and pictures of Pip's grandmas in I Can Read format. Read full book review >

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THE BALLOT BOX BATTLE by Emily Arnold McCully
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1996

"McCully's dark, vigorously brushed watercolors successfully evoke both period (1880) and personalities: Stanton is a glowering, formidable presence, while Cordelia, with her straight back, pinafore, and large hair ribbon is a poised, blonde soulmate to Mirette. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
The author of The Bobbin Girl (p. 230) offers another strong, admirable character in this encounter between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a young neighbor. Read full book review >

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THE BOBBIN GIRL by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Some will say McCully (The Pirate Queen, 1995, etc.) has surpassed herself. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Rebecca Putney, ``Bobbin Girl,'' gazes out from the cover of this exceptional work and draws readers into the fascinating lives of the young women who were part of the unique social and industrial milieu of the mills in 19th-century Lowell, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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GRANDMAS AT BAT by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

"Baseball action and the amusingly caricatured grandmas are deftly drawn; best, the funny, true-to-life dialogue is sure to entertain beginning readers. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
From the new Caldecott medalist, a third ``I Can Read'' book about Pip and her squabbling grandmas. Read full book review >