Search Results: "Harry Allard"


BOOK REVIEW

STARLIGHT GOES TO TOWN by Harry Allard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Consider it a poke at the flock of more optimistic tales of barnyard dreams, like Robert Kinerk's Clorinda (2003), illustrated by Steven Kellogg, or Mary Jane and Herm Auch's Beauty and the Beaks (2007). (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
Allard resurfaces after 17 years with a surreal tale of a chicken who dreams of becoming a high-fashion model but ends up taking what she can get. Read full book review >

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THE CACTUS FLOWER BAKERY by Harry Allard
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"This offbeat fable is told with pleasingly dry wit, winningly extended in Delaney's cartoonlike but endearing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sunny, a snake, is ostracized by the other animals until Stewart, an armadillo mailman who has broken his glasses, turns up to become a friend and help her start a bakery. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS by Rebecca Allard
Released: March 21, 2014

"A powerful story of a woman's desperate hopelessness and her long, arduous trek back to herself."
One woman's memoir of a harrowing 16-year marriage to an ex-convict. Read full book review >

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When It Rained at Hembry Castle by Meredith Allard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An unpretentiously philosophical assessment of class and love."
A romantic historical novel that examines a clash of classes in 19th-century England. Read full book review >

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SNOW BUNNY'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Rebecca Harry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though kindness is a quality to be celebrated, this particular vehicle is, alas, forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sweeter-than-sweet tale of a little bunny who gets her Christmas wish. Read full book review >

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THE LAST POLAR BEARS by Harry Horse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Horse will be missed. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Not satisfied with seeing a lone polar bear in the zoo, Grandfather becomes determined to find the last polar bears in the wild before global warming spells their demise. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT GOES TO SCHOOL by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Utterly engaging and ultimately reassuring. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Horse distills a universal experience into an amusing story with distinct characters and delightful detail. Read full book review >

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SNOW BUNNY'S CHRISTMAS GIFT by Rebecca Harry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Soft, fluffy, and cute, just like Snow Bunny. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A white rabbit makes hand-knitted Christmas gifts for her friends in this sweet story with foil-embellished illustrations. Read full book review >

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A BOY NO MORE by Harry Mazer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But under the weight of his family, work, school, and a tentative romance with a slightly older girl, the core and newly resonant issue of knowing when and if loyalty to friend and country contradict, loses its focus and urgency. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In wartime, should a person help a friend whose parents are immigrants from an enemy nation? Read full book review >