Search Results: "Joan Holub"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A short but compelling work in praise of its subject."
Veteran biographer Spoto (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 2006, etc.) takes a fresh look at the much-analyzed Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLEHEADS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Original and entertaining. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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PLEASE SHARE, APHRODITE! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A gimmicky use of the Greek myths that falls flat. (Board book. 3-5)"
This entry in the Mini Myths series is meant to encourage sharing through the Greek myth of Aphrodite. Read full book review >

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SHAMPOODLE by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Tim Bowers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Very funny—there may be a short film in this somewhere. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This Step into Reading title is a crazed, out-of-breath, fly-on-the-wall peek at picture-day morning at the Shampoodle salon for dogs. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Some recommendations for further reading or Web viewing wouldn't have been amiss, but the steady course steered here between the empty hype and numbing barrages of undigested fact offered by similar titles earns it above average marks. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Younger readers with an affinity for all creatures green and scaly will linger over both the sharply detailed photos and the easy but specific text in this three-part Q&A. Holub poses and answers about a half-dozen similar questions for each type of reptile—how many kinds are there? Read full book review >

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SCAT, CATS! by Joan Holub
Kirkus Star
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Rich Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"A first choice for most libraries. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A marauding band of neighborhood cats of every color invades the house of a red-haired little girl and her tow-headed brother in this amusing easy reader from the talented Holub (The Garden That We Grew, below, etc.). Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE EXPLORER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Like Amelia Earhart's plane, this bare-bones rundown of history is going to fly far out of range of what is developmentally appropriate for toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
This "Pioneer Primer" introduces little ones to Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Sacajwea, and more. Read full book review >

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BIG SURPRISE IN THE BUG TANK by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1995. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The built-in "Ewwww!" factor will draw new readers like ants to a picnic in this follow-up to Breakout at the Bug Lab (2001). Read full book review >

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WHY DO HORSES NEIGH? by Joan Holub
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The amount of information covered in a simple, interesting way makes this an excellent introduction to this popular topic. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Holub (Why Do Rabbits Hop?, below, etc.) continues her series of easy readers focusing on a particular animal with this offering that will be popular with the younger faction of the horse-crazy set. Read full book review >