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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QUEEN OF THE DIAMOND by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Readers will root for Lizzie all the way. (author's note, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A very determined girl in turn-of-the-20th-century Rhode Island decides that she will play baseball. Read full book review >

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SAM AND THE BIG KIDS by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"While this may open the door for discussion, the lack of a real conclusion may leave readers unsatisfied. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Can there be a positive side to a pesky little brother who won't leave his big sister and her friend to their play? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Gutsy—and very nicely done. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
Just in time for Washington's Birthday comes this tale of young Oney Judge, personal slave to Martha Washington, and her quest for freedom. Read full book review >

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PICNIC by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The added words, which are mostly snatches of dialogue or song, are more distraction than enhancement (the original was perfect in its wordlessness), but it's good to have this sprightly family adventure available again, and in a larger format, too. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In what promises to be the first of a series of do-overs, McCully offers repainted, but by-and-large identical, illustrations and a brief text for an originally wordless offering from 1984. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CAVE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Budding historians will be amazed by this story of curiosity and serendipity. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Part Hardy Boys, part archeology, this mesmerizing look at the discovery of the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux invites today's readers to experience the wonder of the event. Read full book review >

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MIRETTE & BELLINI CROSS NIAGARA FALLS by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A weak addition to the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Feisty Mirette and Bellini have another high-wire adventure, this time at Niagara Falls, where they face dastardly treachery, but come through with skill and courage. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING FELIX by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

An old-fashioned tale of kids making their not-so-ordinary way among the rich and famous. Read full book review >

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SPEAK UP, BLANCHE! by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Amusing dialogue and theatrical details plus McCully's appealing pictorial characterizations make this a sequel that's sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The little sheep who joins the theatrical troup of bears introduced in Zaza's Big Break (1989) seems like a hopeless case: shy and retiring, she never speaks above a whisper; she's even a flop at collecting props. Read full book review >

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MY REAL FAMILY by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Predictable but satisfying; the Caldecott winner's endearing bears continue to express human feelings with amiable wit. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After the bear family's latest theatrical triumph, little Sarah's nose is out of joint. Read full book review >