Search Results: "Kate McMullan"


BOOK REVIEW

HIT THE ROAD, HELEN! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Young readers will get the whole of the Helen of Troy story in an amazingly lighthearted way, plus discussion questions, a glossary and 'King Hades's Quick-and-Easy Guide to the Myths' thrown in for good measure. (Fractured mythology. 9-12)"
The ninth in a series of rollicking Greek-god-and-goddess tales for those not quite ready for Rick Riordan. Read full book review >

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I'M COOL! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Who knew ice could be this much fun? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adding to their list of many vehicular tributes, the McMullans take on an often overlooked large machine—the Zamboni. Read full book review >

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I'M BRAVE! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For those kids who dream of the station, the fire pole and the calls, this will be an exciting ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The McMullans' latest collaboration, following other transportation-themed books (plus a T. Rex), looks at the important job of a fire engine. Read full book review >

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NOEL THE FIRST by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Unusually thoughtful readers may pull the larger lesson out, but to most, this tidy episode will seem both minor and visually claustrophobic. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The McMullans follow up Nutcracker Noel (1994) with a slight tale that bears only traces of the same wit and vibrancy. Read full book review >

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PINOCCHIO by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2010

"Booth's tiny ink drawings busy up the pages with occasionally funny images, but they can't keep this one-joke scenario from being about 128 pages too long. (Humor. 7-11)"
A pun-filled week goes on about four-and-a-half days too long. Read full book review >

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PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Pearl and Wagner are a winsome pair of pals who will surely share more easy-reader adventures, perhaps next time over four seasons like another famous animal duo. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse continue to develop the friendship introduced in the first volume in this easy-reader series, Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends (2003). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, it's a solid addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
George Shannon was 16 years old when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

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HAVE A HOT TIME, HADES! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The sooner the better. (Fiction. 10-13)"
"Mythology" becomes "Mirthology" in this hilariously revisionist account of the war between the Greek gods and the Titans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A good companion to Deborah Hopkinson's Pioneer Summer (p. 570). (historical note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Meg Wells's diary, the newest addition to the popular My America series, tells the story of two-and-a-half months in a St. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MUMMY'S SPELL by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 1992

"A mild supernatural adventure with some comic moments. (Fiction. 11-13)"
When Peter Harring (12), a legend in his own mind, kisses a mummy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a dare, he reactivates an ancient intrigue: He suddenly finds himself caught between a Pharaoh's daughter, Nephia, and Tachu, a semi-dead sorceress, both struggling for possession of a certain cat mummy buried behind an East Village townhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPA'S SONG by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2000

"A cozy read aloud, young children will find it hard to resist the soporific spell of this perfect bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Baby Bear turns the Bear household topsy-turvy until Papa Bear's ingenious idea saves the night. Read full book review >