Search Results: "Jennifer Holland"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The sense of wonder that infuses each simply worded chapter is contagious, and some of the photos are soooo cuuuuute. (animal and word lists) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The author of an adult book about uncommon animal attachments invites emergent readers to share the warm (Unlikely Friendships, 2011). Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL TAILS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"A de-tail-ed look at an important adaptation across species. (Informational picture book 4-8)"
A fascinating up-close look at the many uses animals have for their tails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS THE OWL by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"May inspire budding owl enthusiasts. (additional information, activities) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A photographic guide to a young barred owl's first few months of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Heroic polar firsts are a thing of the past, but going over these attempts still makes for an absorbing evening. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A trim, at times hypnotic, history of polar exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL AND THE SWORD by Cecelia Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A rousing good read, nevertheless, and a welcome addition to a quite considerable (and really rather underrated) body of work."
The legend of Roderick the Beardless—the ninth-century hero who was in fact a heroine—is given fictional form in Holland's lively and entertaining 23rd novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN ALL THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Barbara Holland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"With not much about sex but a lot about gender, here's an acute narrative of how the clever Holland came to be so writerly."
Essayist and incidental feminist Holland (They Went Whistling, 2001, etc.) turns septuagenarian and, perforce, autobiographical, recounting the story of her first 18 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1995

"And that's not bad at all. (line drawings)"
Holland (One's Company, 1992, etc.) presents a collection of exemplary little essays in praise of a lot of her favorite things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL IN BELLMINSTER by David Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"The progressive revelation of Tuckworth's depths, together with a sympathetic feeling for the tensions of small-town life, compensate for the inevitable serial-killer clichés: an impressive debut."
Holland's first novel begins as unassumingly as its modest protagonist, Mr. Tuckworth, Vicar of 1830s Bellminster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL EYES by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Less complex than other titles on the subject, this would be a good starting point for curious children just starting to read. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
With simple text and revealing close-up photographs, nature photographer Holland demonstrates how an animal's eyes can tell us something about their owner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS by Isabelle Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, her concerns are shared by many youngsters, the situation is inherently dramatic, and Holland writes with skill enough that the reader really does care what happens. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Uneven but engrossing tale about Bridget, 14, who— suspecting that her father wishes he had never adopted her— suddenly finds her birth parents' old house. Read full book review >