Search Results: "Emma Walton Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Opening oversight aside, a thoughtful and visually arresting trove of seasonal verse. (Poetry. 6 & up)"
From this well-known mother-and-daughter anthologist duo (Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009, etc.) comes another rich compendium of occasional poems loosely chronicling the months and holidays. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Captivating artwork aside, the authors make this princess fare more palatable than most by emphasizing that Gerry's claim to princesshood is her sparkle, which turns out to be more about her self-confidence and self-expression than a frothy dress or gleaming tiara. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The mother-daughter team offers a follow-up to the popular The Very Fairy Princess (2010). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Three cheers for this princess whose magic comes from her confidence and determination rather than gauzy wings or shiny baubles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gerry, full of her characteristic pluck and sparkle, returns in this fourth installment of the best-selling Very Fairy Princess series. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION GIRL! by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Though the cover is bedecked in sparkles, Gerry's sparkle is just as internal as it is external—her essential self-confidence shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with a style and sparkle all her own worries about the end of the school year. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A glossary of theatrical terms is included. (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8-11)"
This mother-and-daughter team has created an amusing spoof of the New York theater world through the device of a parallel theatrical community of mice existing in the basement under a famous old Broadway venue. Read full book review >

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A SPOOKY, SPARKLY HALLOWEEN by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Teamwork and being true to oneself are always celebrated, but Andrews, Hamilton, and Davenier combine talents to produce a charming tale full of girl power that readers can applaud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerry shines again in the latest entry in the Very Fairy Princess series. Read full book review >

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THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"Fellow princess-obsessed readers will easily recognize a kindred spirit; those whose thinking is more in line with Gerry's brother Stewart will see the pink sparkles on the cover and stay away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The well-known actress/author and her daughter collaborate to create an eminently practical yet ebullient heroine. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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SIMEON’S GIFT by Julie Andrews Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The story rather bobbles and clunks along, though, with the weight of too many words and perhaps not a clear enough melody. (CD of Andrews reading) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a time of "castles and monasteries," a poor young man named Simeon plays his lute for all and loves a noblewoman, Sorrel. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >