Search Results: "Holly Goldberg Sloan"


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SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, 'the way we move tells the world who we are.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julia Marks is taking readers somewhere over the rainbow and embarking on a summer of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE THERE by Holly Goldberg Sloan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Too much explaining, too much going on, an overreliance on incomplete sentences and an unwieldy accumulation of subplots undermine a good story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Making a connection to a person can be the scariest thing that ever happens to you." Read full book review >

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JUST CALL MY NAME by Holly Goldberg Sloan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Sure to be savored by fans of the first installment. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Sam and Riddle are slowly adjusting to a newly stable environment, having found a home with the Bell family after narrowly escaping their murderous father's intents (I'll Be There, 2011). Read full book review >

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COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A story of renewal and belonging that succeeds despite, not because of, its contrivances. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a paean to a cat, it is sweet; as a Christmas gift for a cat lover, it is lovely; as a child's book, it misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slight holiday offering presents Holly, a kitten adopted at Christmastime (hence her name), and follows her as she overcomes an initial shyness and establishes herself firmly in the family's affections. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Albert French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"An inconsequential, though honest, tale of love and life in race-conscious America."
Illicit love of the most explosive kind for a small town in 1940s North Carolina is the theme of French's second novel— following his acclaimed debut, Billy (1993)—but this would-be sizzler fizzles, defused by pointless heaps of girl talk and basic teen turbulence. Read full book review >

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APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A warm and funny possum-family saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A young possum topples down a chimney to become the pet of a little girl while her brothers try to rescue her. Read full book review >

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HOLLY by Jeff Outlaw
Released: July 16, 2014

"An amusing, somewhat peculiar story about secret government agencies, conspiracies and the bond of friendship formed in a crisis."
In Outlaw's illustrated YA/conspiracy novel, a cash-strapped college student befriends a young woman claiming to be a top-secret government spy on the run from the law. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG: VARIATIONS by Gabriel Josipovici
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Heady stuff, for readers who like to read writers writing about writers who write about writing."
A philosophical jigsaw puzzle of a novel dares the reader to discover how the pieces fit together. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A painfully long yawn."
An aging entrepreneur invites her three grandchildren, whom she barely knows, for a weekend visit so she can choose which one will take over her company. Read full book review >

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MERRY MERRY HOLLY HOLLY by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A quiet, satisfying story about a charming pair of friends celebrating their affectionate bond. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of a popular early-reader series move on to the picture-book world in this gentle story about finding a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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Released: June 5, 1995

"An able, if stiff, examination of the trials of a talented artist whose day passed within his own lifetime."
The hardworking life and leftist politics of the American realist painter (18711951), member of the Ash Can School and ``The Eight,'' reconstructed in scrupulous historical detail. Read full book review >