Search Results: "Julie Crabtree"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

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THE CREPE MAKERS' BOND by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2011

"Creative and refreshing like a good soufflé, this perceptive, heartfelt narrative nevertheless has real meat on its bones. (recipe index, glossary, selected sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Funny, self-aware 14-year-old Ariel "find[s] making fantastic food gives me sanity" in this highly entertaining and multilayered sequel to Discovering Pig Magic (2008). Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING PIG MAGIC by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"Crabtree's portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags. (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Mattie, just 13, and her closest friends Ariel and Nicki find themselves trying to negotiate the wide chasm between childhood and adolescence with a bit of magic. Read full book review >

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LOTTA CRABTREE by Lois V.  Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Little Lotta's big life is a globe-trotting adventure of a woman ahead of her time, reminding contemporary readers that, 'if a girl is going to truly succeed in the world she must do so as her own self.' (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Harris introduces 19th-century performer Lotta Crabtree in her newest biography. Read full book review >

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JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Indulge in this memoir of marrow and butter, knowing there is always a bitter green to balance the taste."
A gratifying year spent tackling the art of French cooking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTIE AND JULIE by Chih-Yuan Chen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A worthy addition to any 'waging peace' list. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE OF THE WOLVES by John Schoenherr
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1972

"Though remarkable Miyax and her experience are totally believable, her spirit living evidence of the magnitude of the loss."
Running away from an arranged marriage with simpleminded Donald, thirteen year-old Julie (she prefers Miyax, her Eskimo name) survives on the barren tundra by making friends with a family of wolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE AND ROMEO by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sure-handed and compelling, though it won't be nudging Shakespeare off the shelf anytime soon."
A clever, sexy, comic version of Shakespeare's love story. Read full book review >

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Julie at the North Pole by Cheryl A. Price
Released: May 29, 2015

"A meandering chapbook low on conflict, with a young, cleverly modern narrator."
A 10-year-old girl journeys with a magical Dream Ponyto meet Santa and help spread belief in Christmas magic in this full-color illustrated chapter book for early elementary readers.Read full book review >