Search Results: "M. Molly Backes"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA by M. Molly Backes
Released: May 1, 2012

"A mostly solid, if a little too long, high-school drama. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In the wake of a drunk-driving accident, a girl destined to be homecoming queen finds herself wondering who she really is. Read full book review >

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WHEN SOPHIE'S FEELINGS ARE REALLY, REALLY HURT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bang's trademark striking colors and bold outlines enhance this welcome new book that's as much about the creative process as it is about emotion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
From the author/illustrator of Caldecott Honor book When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry (1999) comes another book about coping with emotional upheaval.Read full book review >

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IN MY HEART by Molly Bang
Kirkus Star
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Happy and heartwarming. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Heartfelt verbal and visual images strongly validate the invisible, invincible ties binding parent and child in this upbeat affirmation. Read full book review >

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WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY--REALLY, REALLY ANGRY . . . by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

When Sophie has to surrender one toy to her sister, stumbles over another toy, and gets no sympathy from her mother, she runs furiously out into the woods, first to cry, and then sit in a huge old beech, watching the ocean until the tempest abates. Read full book review >

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CHATTANOOGA SLUDGE by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It all adds up to a favorable omen for the future of the Chattanooga. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bang (One Fall Day, 1994, etc.) salutes one man's efforts to clean up "the most polluted waterway in the southeastern United States." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE CHICKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These chicks are an adorable brood. Here's hoping Flora and an array of beasties will be appearing in the flaps of more board books soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Flora, the animal-loving star of a wordless trio of picture books, makes her board-book debut by counting chicks as they hatch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILDERNESS WITHIN by David Backes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 1997

"Impeccably researched, near-claustrophobically detailed, evenhanded—Backes's volume gives a sense of the Olson behind the legend."
Backes (Canoe Country: An Embattled Wilderness, not reviewed) knits together a yeomanly portrait of Olson, a force in the mid-20th-century environmental movement, but someone today's readers may find a bit of a dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a teapot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Emily Post herself could not come up with a more proper set of guidelines for entertaining a visitor from the Cretaceous. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A revised and expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Bang's go-to text about visual perception, or "how pictures work," delivers sublime design and picture-book-art commentary for readers and artists alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >

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THE GOBLINS GIGGLE AND OTHER STORIES by Molly Bang
Released: Nov. 1, 1973

"That should be good for a startled hugh, but only the grisly Irish tale of a dead man who eats blood and tries to pull young Mary Cullane into the grave with him will make you shudder."
Bang retells five variously "scary" folktales from as many countries (sources not provided) and illustrates them in black and white with a broadly gruesome band of naked Halloween hobgoblins. Read full book review >