Search Results: "Holly Menino"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2012

"A charming meditation on the world of sound."
Suffering from a concussion and hearing loss in the aftermath of a serious fall from her horse, Smithsonian and National Geographic contributor Menino (Mr. Darwin's Fox and My Coyote, 2008, etc.) was drawn to explore the fragility of perception. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Sublime, with grassy notes."
A disarmingly limpid telling of days spent training horses for the highest levels of competition, from newcomer Menino. Read full book review >

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MURDER, SHE RODE by Holly Menino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Menino, who knows a lot more about horses than about geography or police procedure, gets hopelessly snarled in basic stylistics—narrative vs. flashback, first person vs. third person—in antipathetic Tink's inglorious debut."
Piqued at not being able to ride her prize mount in an international three-day event, a Brandywine Valley horse breeder sticks her patrician nose into a murder. Read full book review >

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A DISTANCE TO DEATH by Holly Menino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A plethora of flashbacks and shifts in point of view added to an uneven tone undercut Menino's second attempt to make us love the thrice-divorced heroine (Murder, She Rode, 2013) who sits prettily on a horse and a pile of money."
Equestrienne Tink Elledge is back to juggle husbands and solve murders in the Sierra Nevada. Read full book review >

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HANSEL & GRETEL by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A fine addition to the fairy-tale shelves. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
Hobbie's stripped-down retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" maintains a high degree of fidelity to the classic fairy tale, while her illustrations reveal a rich array of artistic influences on her visual interpretation of the story. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-BOO BUNNY by Holly Surplice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Preschoolers who are just beginning to understand the game of hide-and-seek will find this irresistible. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A gray rabbit plays hide-and-seek with his forest friends in this delightfully illustrated, simple story with a bouncy, rhyming text. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BUT THE HORSE by Holly Hobbie
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"They cannot compensate for the disappointing story, though. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Toot and Puddle's creator offers a nostalgic sucker-punch. Read full book review >

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PEARL’S NEW SKATES by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Keller's tale is a wonderful antidote to discouragement and is bound to bolster any new athlete's faltering self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Keller's tale of Pearl's struggles to master the slippery sport of ice skating has at its core a powerful message about perseverance. Read full book review >

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FARFALLINA & MARCEL by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This heartwarming, colorfully illustrated story underscores beautifully the power of true friendship without glossing over the reality that change is inevitable as friends grow and mature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farfallina the caterpillar and Marcel the gosling become fast friends when they meet during a rainshower, taking an immediate liking to one another. Read full book review >

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JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Another satisfying, sympathetic addition to Hobbie's repertoire of slice-of-life tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Hobbie's latest offering in the series, readers revisit a familiar, beloved character, Opal, as she adjusts to the obsessive presence of a new girl in school. Read full book review >

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THAT’S MINE, HORACE by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2000

"Her cheerful menagerie of animals—Horace is a leopard, Walter a tiger, and the teacher a zebra—amuse and engage as readers learn a vital lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Keller's (Jacob's Tree, 1999, etc.) popular preschool character Horace returns in a sympathetic tale about impulsive childhood theft. Read full book review >