Search Results: "Holly Cupala"


BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A SECRET by Holly Cupala
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"An overfamiliar premise and stale particulars combine to create a flat story that never hits its stride. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
For five years, Rand has been trying to separate herself from her sister's death and to make sense of it. Read full book review >

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DON'T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Cupala knows her venue inside out and renders this harsh but lively world of hygienically challenged Dumpster divers with a lot of heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two separate threads come together in this offering from the author of Tell Me a Secret (2010): a grim but compelling take on an abusive relationship and a coming-of-age love story. While they don't entirely mesh, the author's considerable narrative gifts keep readers engaged throughout. Read full book review >

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GEM by Holly Hobbie
Kirkus Star
by Holly Hobbie, illustrated by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A stunning gem indeed. (notes about toads) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hobbie explores the wonders of spring through the eyes of a toad that survives the perils and pleasures of its trek to a country garden, where he encounters the author's granddaughter, Hope. Read full book review >

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TOP OF THE WORLD by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"In Holly Hobbie's world, 'whim' rhymes with 'friend' and readers will forgive her this whim and remain her friend, still eagerly awaiting the next Toot & Puddle adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Every new Toot & Puddle adventure is an eagerly awaited event, and while this one arrives on many levels, it takes a wrong turn somewhere and leaves someone at the station. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE’S WINDOW by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Simple and understated in both visuals and narrative, yet the blended message of trying one's wings and being disparate friends regardless of size and genus will ring with young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Caruso is a young bird who's afraid to fly, thinking only of the mishaps that could occur. Read full book review >

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ROSATA by Holly Keller
by Holly Keller, illustrated by Holly Keller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Wistful, evocativeand perhaps best for sharing. (Picture book. 4+)"
Camilla comes into the possession of an old hat bedecked with a small bird made of real feathers. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, GERALDINE by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In guileless illustrations and text, Keller (Geraldine First, 1996, etc.) accurately targets toddlers' tastes, but among holiday tales, this one is more heart than plot, and may be overshadowed by flashier Santas, Grinches, and reindeers with red noses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shaggy-dog tale about the journey of the biggest Christmas tree on the lot to Geraldine's home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT A BEAR by Holly Surplice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet but undistinguished. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just like a child, a bear has many moods, and he often needs a good hug. Read full book review >

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LET IT SNOW by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Four paper Christmas ornaments are included with the volume, showing Toot, Puddle and Opal engaging in winter activities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Popular pigs Toot and Puddle celebrate Christmas together in Woodcock Pocket, the second Christmas story in Hobbie's enduring series. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA’S BEACH DAY by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Recommended for all collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Prolific author/illustrator Keller presents a lovely picture book that incorporates a tiny bit of science into a comforting theme of belonging. Read full book review >

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FANNY & ANNABELLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This lighthearted endeavor is a welcome addition to her repertoire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hobbie's newest characters, the irrepressible Fanny and her homemade doll, Annabelle, return for another adventure (Fanny, 2008). Read full book review >

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GERALDINE AND MRS. DUFFY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"As Mrs. Duffy would say, 'Yes, yes, yes.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two mischievous pigs, a timid baby-sitter, and an iguana on the loose make for merry mayhem in this lively tale. Read full book review >