Search Results: "Garth Williams"


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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Nov. 20, 1941

"For some reason, the almost-a-young lady Laura isn't quite as real as the child of the wilderness."
These books are written in the third person, as if they were fiction, but actually each successive volume provides another panel in the autobiography of the author This one is for distinctly older girls than its predecessor, as Laura secures her first post as school teacher, and puts her own school days behind her. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR A BUNNY by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1956

"Garth Williams' colored spreads for the book have subtle, exact details which keep revealing themselves each time the pictures are looked at."
None but the bunny's home is his own and he doesn't find it until he meets another bunny. Read full book review >

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THE SAILOR DOG by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1953

"On the bounding main, Scuppers is wrecked - but he repairs his ship, hits an Arabian port (where the dogs are veiled), gets new gear and heads for the sea again - happily."
Funny, sagacious pictures by Garth Williams go with the one-dog, he-dog adventures of Scuppers. Read full book review >

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THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: March 17, 1943

"Her happiness comes with Almanzo Wilder, whom she marries at the end of the book."
Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle, and a splendid addition to the other fine books in the series. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST FOUR YEARS by Garth Williams
Released: Feb. 1, 1971

"The spirit as well as the format is that of the Little House (though the format will mislead those who expect a functional resemblance)."
Laura wasn't sure about marrying Manly, she'd 'always said she'd never marry a farmer' . . . Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN’S TREASURE by Garth Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"While the story is a bit forced, the images are vintage Williams, warm and fuzzy and just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1951, beloved illustrator Williams (Stuart Little, Bedtime for Frances, the Little House books) published a novel called The Adventures of Benjamin Pink. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >

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J.B.'S HARMONICA by John Sebastian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Perhaps best for readers not quite ready for chapter books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
James Bear has always wanted a harmonica, but when he gets one, and practice yields results, people compliment him with comparisons to Dad—an accomplished concert player. Read full book review >

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OVER AND OVER by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Sept. 18, 1957

"A happy book for three and four year olds to call their own, with expanded captions that beginning readers will find satisfaction in reading to themselves."
... children will wish to pore over the pleasant pictures in the simple story of the holiday round which highlight childhood's year. Read full book review >

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THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here is a tale made to order for Walt Disney—but a strange departure for Margery Sharp."
An absurd and beguiling fantasy in which a trio of mice perform a heroic rescue of a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of an impregnable prison. Read full book review >

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KING EMMETT THE SECOND by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Williams's contribution is minimal here, but Emmett is recognizable, just a year older. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
In Emmett's Pig (1959), Emmett received his heart's desire; ``King Emmett,'' a pig described as his but kept on a farm at some distance from his N.Y.C. home. Read full book review >