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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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"For all its problematic nature, a sweetly portrayed relationship. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned rhinoceros, acquired by a Dutch sea captain in India, captivates 18th-century Europe during her 17-year continental tour. Read full book review >

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PETE MAKES A MISTAKE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A mistake to celebrate. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Pete's invitation mishap nearly ruins Rose Pig's party, but he corrects his mistake just in time. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DUCKS GO by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Very few readers will remain unmoved as that mother duck runs from grating to grating, trying to catch a glimpse of her children; everyone loves a duck. (Early reader. 3-8)"
This tale of duckling rescue has a surprisingly large cast for a 32-page picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

In 1814, young Alice Cogswell captivated her next-door neighbor, Thomas Gallaudet, with her intelligence and spirit, although the child could neither hear nor speak. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 6, 2006

"As a portrait of a little-known independent woman, however, it deserves attention, though it is a pity that the bibliography doesn't point readers to such child-oriented works as Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh (2000). (Picture book. 7-10)"
A fictionalized biography introduces children to an enterprising 19th-century mill girl who invented, among other things, a machine to make square-bottomed brown-paper bags. Read full book review >

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FOUR HUNGRY KITTENS by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A nice story, but one that may need lots of prompting from adults for the young child to 'read' by herself. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Caldecott winner McCully's latest effort is a wordless book in which a family of barnyard kittens explores its surroundings while they wait for Mama to feed them. Read full book review >

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MONK CAMPS OUT by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"McCully's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations tell the story with humor and charm and round out the spare text. (Picture book. 46)"
Monk's first camping experience is difficult, especially for his parents. Read full book review >

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AN OUTLAW THANKSGIVING by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The snowy watercolor illustrations are charming as are the many illustrations of warm and friendly outlaws; the story may be predictable, but it includes moments of exhilarating adventure. (map) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Into a true account of an unusual 1896 Thanksgiving McCully (Beautiful Warrior, 1998, etc.) inserts Clara Maher and her mother, traveling from New York to Utah to join Clara's father before they go on to California. Read full book review >

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STARRING MIRETTE AND BELLINI by Emily Arnold McCully
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"Combined with the agenda-laden, drastically abbreviated plotline, such bobbles, though minor, ground this follow-up. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Alas for sequelitis, which so often produces watered-down offspring from even the most venerable parentage! Read full book review >