Search Results: "Margaret Hodges"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"His visual trope of a flowerlike flame in the fireplace of Joan's home is startlingly recreated in the final image of Joan at the stake. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
While Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett's Joan of Arc (1998) focused on Joan as a saint, this spirited but reverent telling emphasizes Joan as a hero. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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HAUNTINGS by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Sources; illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Sixteen eerie tales, retold with varying success. Read full book review >

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DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"An author's note rounds out this happy foray into legend. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The legendary Lord Mayor of London's story is here resurrected for a picture-book audience, the straightforward retelling receiving dramatic treatment. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Sogabe shows only the goblin's tail, and does not depict the battle at all; readers more inured to terror may prefer Arthur Levine's eerie, atmospheric version of the story (1994), illustrated by Frederic Clement. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
An artist is born in Hodges's shortened retelling of a classic tale from Japan. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF BREMEN by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

An agreeable German tale of avarice vanquished and true heroism, based—according to Hodges's excellent note—on a 19th- century text. Read full book review >

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ST. JEROME AND THE LION by Margaret Hodges
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Luminous and altogether splendid. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
This medieval legend of the early monk who lived in Bethlehem and translated the Bible into Latin is such a wonderful story that it's surprising it hasn't been retold more often. Read full book review >

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MOLLY LIMBO by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Masterful handling of intriguing material, accompanied by visuals that recall Arthur Rackham's work; this is an entertaining read bolstered by positive values. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8.)"
Hodges (Comus, p. 135, etc.) draws on various sources of English and Scottish folklore to create this beguiling story of a house haunted by Molly Limbo, wife of a pirate and currently inhabiting a room at the top of the house. Read full book review >

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UP THE CHIMNEY by Margaret Hodges
adapted by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

The spunky heroine in this version of an English folk tale outfoxes a witch and saves her family from destitution. Read full book review >

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BROTHER FRANCIS AND THE FRIENDLY BEASTS by Margaret Hodges
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

From the elegant, manuscript-style lettering against a serene expanse of blue sky on its lovely title spread, this is a thoughtfully conceived, exquisitely rendered book. Read full book review >