Search Results: "Julie Markes"


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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THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING by Julie Markes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A perfect offering for inspiring one's own list of thankful thoughts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming look at a traditional and contemporary Thanksgiving celebration offers youngsters a chance to share their thanks for everything from play to family, kisses to piggyback rides. Read full book review >

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GOOD THING YOU’RE NOT AN OCTOPUS! by Julie Markes
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"A wonderfully droll way to diffuse toddler tantrums, this should be tucked into every diaper bag. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First-time author Markes's impish tale will tickle tiny funny bones. Read full book review >

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SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING by Julie Markes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"In taffy-bright pastels, the magnificent illustrations offer imaginative details that cannot fail to amuse and soothe readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a wonderful new story in the bedtime tradition. Read full book review >

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I CAN’T TALK YET, BUT WHEN I DO... by Julie Markes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Then again, this story is an exercise in the kind of reflection that often goes begging, one that points out the thankful instead of the hurtful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exclamation of affection for an older sister from a baby who can't talk just yet, so readers will have to take the author's modestly overcooked word for it. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 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 >