Search Results: "Emily Arnold McCully"


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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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LATE NATE IN A RACE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Once readers have tackled the words, this story deflates with alarming celerity. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
McCully's beginning reader demonstrates that it takes more than words to make a story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Look for long and loud applause from those searching for competent heroines in unusual, yet credible, situations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From McCully (Popcorn at the Palace, p. 1225, etc.), a well- wrought story of two 17th-century Chinese women that opens with the birth of a baby girl whose steady gaze inspires her father to name her Jingyong, ``Quiet Courage.'' She is taught as a son would be, developing her qi, or vital energy, to such an extent that she wins a place as a Buddhist nun in the Shaolin Monastery, as well as a new name, Wu Mei, or ``beautiful warrior.'' The embodiment of the notion that inner strength defeats brute force, she helps Mingyi Wang, a village bean-curd seller, avoid marriage to the leader of a gang of thugs through the teaching of kung fu. Read full book review >

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SQUIRREL AND JOHN MUIR by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"A lovely tribute to the gentle genius of the Sierras that gives dimension to the man and respect to his name. (bibliography) (Picture book/historical fiction. 5-8)"
Caldecott Medalist McCully again successfully creates a narrative that pairs a rambunctious girl character with a fascinating historical figure. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

Little Kit is at first delighted to be mistaken for a boy and given work with a flea circus. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE QUEEN by Emily Arnold McCully
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"In other words, readers old enough to grapple with the moral issues will love it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Many male pirates have fared less well in stories than Grania O'Malley, 16th-century female swashbuckler, who is presented in a consistently glamorous, if not outright admiring, light. Read full book review >

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MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Intense colors, strong contrasts of light and shadow, and artistes and dandies straight out of Toulouse-Lautrec convey the atmosphere of Paris in la belle Çpoque—a real departure in style and subject matter from McCully's mouse-family adventures. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Inspired by the exploits of the daredevil Blondin, an exotic, suspenseful story about the affection and loyalty between teacher and protÇgÇe: Mirette learns tightrope-walking from Monsieur Bellini, a famous wirewalker who has lost his nerve and is staying in her mother's Parisian boardinghouse because he can no longer perform. Read full book review >

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PETE LIKES BUNNY by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This solid beginning reader in picture-book format offers a sympathetic take on a seldom-discussed situation. (Picture book/early reader. 5-8)"
McCully's newest addition to the I Like to Read series is a fresh take on a common school experience: a first crush. 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 >

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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 >