Search Results: "Judy Bentley"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY by Jaqueline Briggs Martin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This is a lyrical biographical tribute to a farmer, whose love of snow and careful camera work expanded both natural science and photography. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
Wilson Bentley (1865—1931) was fascinated by snow, in childhood and adulthood, and, practically speaking, is the one who "discovered" snow crystals, by photographing them in all their variation. Read full book review >

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GENTLY BENTLEY by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"This funny read is a good little lesson about appropriate behavior with certain objects as well as the nice reminder that innovation is the key to rich and harmonious play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bentley may well be one of the cutest little cubs ever drawn. Read full book review >

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FREE BOY by Lorraine McConaghy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An intriguing piece of scholarship, despite the unnecessary inventions (and lack of footnotes). (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction/Nonfiction blend. 11-14)"
Shedding light on a truly obscure historical incident, a hybrid account of "the first, last, and only known fugitive slave to travel the tiny Puget Sound Underground Railroad." Read full book review >

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Released: April 8, 1965

"An excellent outlet for exuberant young comedians, and an ideal introduction to the always popular art of puppetry."
JUDY: Well, what do you want, old lobster nose? Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

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PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

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The Old Bentley Schoolhouse by Vicki Margo Stuve Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"A heartwarming slice-of-life tale for readers who enjoy romance and optimistic stories about idealistic communities in America's heartland."
A debut novel depicts the intertwined narratives of folks brought together by the lure of living in a beautiful old schoolhouse in a tiny Iowa town. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Surefire fare for Cleary, Kline, and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Changeable skies arch over a third-grader's moodscape in this easy-reading chapter book from the versatile McDonald (The Night Iguana Left Home, 1999, etc). Read full book review >

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JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Even new Moody fans will find diving into the series this late in the game a pleasure. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back again for her 12th outing, Judy tries to take the "moody" out of her name, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >