Search Results: "Hilary Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

HILARY AND THE LIONS by Frank DeSaix
Released: Oct. 24, 1990

Separated from her parents on a visit to New York, Hilary curls up at the foot of the library lions—which then come to lite and take her on a city tour before returning her to her hotel. Read full book review >

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HILARY AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS by Kathleen Leverich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hilary's highly imaginative alibis are so real to her that- -unlike her family and her teacher—she quite believes in them. Read full book review >

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NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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TEN TALL SOLDIERS by Nancy Robison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A perky story about a king, ``short and round...[and] not very brave,'' who doesn't realize that the monsters who keep frightening him are his own shadow. Read full book review >

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ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH by Kay Thompson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Here's the extraordinary extrovert at her very grawndest (and most destructive); rare is the reader who won't be up for repeat dives into her upper-crust, never-humdrum world. (Picture book. 7+)"
Proving herself once again more Force than Child, Eloise wreaks watery havoc upon the Plaza Hotel in an episode announced nearly 40 years ago but never published. Read full book review >

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HILARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"No matter—she was propelling her way into history.' (author's notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
When young Hillary Rodham's hopes of joining NASA as an astronaut were dashed because she was a girl, she didn't stop dreaming or doing, all the way (almost) to the top. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY CALLED HILARY by Linda Leopold Strauss
Released: April 15, 1999

"In her wonderful frolic, Strauss mingles ordinary events and enchantment with ease; the fun is complemented by charmingly droll black-and-white drawings. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A very funny little book about a fairy and the family she elects to live with after they confess they believe in her. Read full book review >

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WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Nov. 3, 1965

"It staggers, while it delights, the imagination that all the way back to Neanderthal days, mothers were probably restraining their daughters from tickling the fox-faced furs of the imposing ladies in front of them."
From the illustrations, the girl narrator could be one of Eloise's cousins— on the brunette side of the family but also directly descended from the same double jointed imp. Read full book review >

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HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE by Hilary Knight
Released: Feb. 27, 1957

"Eloise) Knight's drawings add a benevolent malevolence."
These further stories of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and her various "cures" take the same tack as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm in their moderately funny to hilarious illustrations of the consequences of being a show-off, crybaby, a bully, a whisperer and a slowpoke. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A simple idea for a book, executed with unusual success. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
An appealing, hand-sized collection of 16 poems, mostly contemporary and familiar but concluding with a line from Shakespeare, deftly arranged to lead the reader through a day and the preparations for a traditional party. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN KNIGHT by C.J.  Henderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Henderson delivers an entertaining Indiana Jones-style adventure with snappy dialogue and intriguing characters. As a bonus, he throws in a number of real-life historical tidbits about New York, a city the author clearly loves."
A museum curator and his intern battle supernatural thieves in this fast-paced urban-fantasy mystery. Read full book review >