Search Results: "Kathryn Pulver"


BOOK REVIEW

ALAN’S WAR by Emmanuel Guibert
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Thankfully for readers, Guibert promises a prequel volume on Cope's childhood in California, in testament to 'the storyteller in him that I was drawn to—his personality, his style, his voice, and his astounding memory.'"
This epic graphic memoir spans oceans and generations, with a narrative as engrossing as the artistry that illustrates it. Read full book review >

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AXLE ANNIE by Robin Pulver
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Arnold's spunky illustrations capture the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the text and his characterization of the curmudgeonly Shifty help make this blustery tale the perfect antidote for the winter doldrums. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pulver (Homer and the House Next Door, 1994, etc.) delivers a rambunctious wintry tall tale about how a valiant bus driver, Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme concocted by fellow driver Shifty Rhodes. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY BOO! by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

It's never easy being the new kid at school, but when you're the only ghost, too, it's really tough. Read full book review >

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MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >

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SHOW STOPPER by Mary Monica Pulver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Still, if one is keen on the horsy set, the ambiance is right, and the author gently pricks the pretensions and single-mindedness of competitors, owners, and judges."
Tretower Farm heiress Kori Brichter (Original Sin, etc.) has barely arrived at the Fourth Annual Lafite Class-A All-Arabian Horse Show and won a blue ribbon in beginning dressage when a much disliked trainer, Keith Bulward, is murdered with a hoof-knife in one of Kori's stalls. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY IS DADURDAY by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers will relate to her disappointment and cheer her on as she comes to her own creative solution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Mimi and her father have named the day after Friday Dadurday. It is their special day to do everything together. But when Dad's work schedule changes, their weekend tradition is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >

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AUTHOR DAY FOR ROOM 3T by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"Illogical and antic, with yucks only for youngsters who enjoy the absurd. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This cockamamie look at third-grade hijinks opens with the kids in Room 3T aping for their class photo and then settling in (sort of) to prepare for a visit from Harry Bookman, author of "some of the silliest books in the school library." Read full book review >