Search Results: "Hilary Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"This fine, funny sequel, with its wonderful dialogue and utterly effortless-seeming weave of plots and characters, stands on its own, but readers will certainly want to get their hands on the first two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have fallen in love with the eccentric, cheerfully chaotic Casson family from the award-winning Saffy's Angel (2002) and Indigo's Star (2004) may initially resent the intrusion of David, the enormous ex-tormenter of Indigo, who seems as if he'll never be accepted into the fold. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES AT HOME by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The Conroy sisters are slightly too eccentric to gain the devotion and sympathy of their readers, but kids will be amused at their bizarre antics. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruth, Naomi, Rachel, and Phoebe Conroy are up to their old mischief in this sequel to The Exiles (1992). Read full book review >

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ON ISLAND TIME by Hilary Stewart
Released: July 1, 1998

"Stewart's successful embrace of island life is a good primer for anyone wanting to know the upside of a move to the country. (150 illustrations)"
Perky, abbreviated noodlings on the wonders of island life add up to a short (mostly natural) history of a small place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FASCINATION by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1992

Norman, known for such pulpers as Shattered Stars and Chateau Ella, lands in lukewarm water with her latest—the completely unsurprising story of Magdalen Gabriel, a ``woman of ever-changing names, one year Swiss, the next French, and...American.'' Magdalen's driven by nothing exactly, but she is slightly haunted since her beloved papi, Alexander, was torn from her when she was only seven, and under scandalous circumstances that included his drinking buddy, Zeleyev, and a brutalized prostitute. Read full book review >