Search Results: "Emma Walton Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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MISSISSIPPI by Anthony  Walton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As for the rest, Walton adds little to our understanding of the pressing tensions between blacks and whites. (12 photos, not seen)"
A young black journalist returning to find his roots in Mississippi makes the unsurprising discovery that circumstances there have been generally unfavorable to African-Americans. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired."
Walton continues her tale of the goddess Athene's experiment to establish a city based on the principles of Plato's Republic, inhabited by stray scholars and former child-slaves harvested from various time periods.Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tonally the love child of Crichton's The Andromeda Strain and Aldiss' SF classic Hothouse, this is a page-turner of the highest order."
When mycologist Paul Johns returns home to Maryland from the Amazon rain forest in Walton's (Supersymmetry, 2015, etc.) latest, he is a changed man. Read full book review >