Search Results: "Harriet Blackford"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Archival photos, etc.; further reading (annotated); index (not seen). (Biography. 11+)"
By the author of a fine Alcott biography (Louisa May [1991]), a perceptive portrait. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good introduction to both elephants and empathy. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This simple tale of the life of a herd of elephants, as told from the point-of-view of their newest arrival, teaches readers what it might be like to be one. Read full book review >

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LET'S TALK ABOUT DINOSAURS by Harriet Blackford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"'Think about Velociraptor when you see birds run across the grass.' But look elsewhere for visuals that are out of the ordinary. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A colorful gallery of dinos and their relatives, made from paint-sprayed paper collage and paired to questions and comments in large type. Read full book review >

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TIGER’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 2007

"An author's note offers straightforward information about the plight of these beautiful wild animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An Indian tiger makes the passage from cub to adulthood. Read full book review >

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HARRIET DANCING by Ruth Symes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Church's bold, brightly colored collage illustrations add some much-needed zest and dimension to an otherwise prosaic offering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On her way to visit her friend Ivor, Harriet the Hedgehog encounters a group of lovely dancing butterflies. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Aviator Gustav Hamel's lame-brained plot to impersonate Harriet is straightfowardly presented in the text but with no attempt to hide its foolish sexism. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
As they did in True Heart (1999), Moss and Payne have produced a vivid story, with equally vibrant illustrations, inspired by a historical event. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Beverly Lowry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Creative nonfiction from a writer well-versed in the genre."
A speculative biography, told mostly through imagined scenes, of the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Catherine Clinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"A generous biographer, Clinton sometimes accepts too uncritically the many legends that proliferate in the fertile Tubman soil. Still: a clear, concise portrait of 'Moses' in her milieux. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-written bio of the former slave who became an engineer on the Underground Railroad, a loyal supporter of John Brown, a Civil War nurse and spy, and a fiery advocate for women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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HARRIET SPIES AGAIN by Helen Ericson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Having hardly aged a day since her last appearance over 20 years ago (Sport, 1979), Harriet M. Welsch again steps into view, notebook in hand, imagination entirely otherwise. Read full book review >

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HARRIET THE SPY by Louise Fitzhugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1964

"Whether some adults will find this morally unregenerative, still it's a thoroughly realistic story with lost of very funny scenes and commentaries, and it features one of the hardest to handle, easiest to like heroines in a long time. Illustrations by the author not seen."
Harriet is an 11-year-old snub-nosed gamin with an elephant child curiosity and, let's face it, a noticing eye that runs to nastiness. Read full book review >