Search Results: "Margaret Wild"


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ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful celebration of both a new baby and the natural world he or she will inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the day a new baby arrives, all the wonders of nature come together to welcome her in a celebration of life and family. Read full book review >

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JINX by Margaret Wild
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The device of the poetry will attract many young readers; the skill with which it is told will keep them hooked. (Fiction. YA)"
In the style of so many new narratives in verse, Wild uses individual poems to tell the poignant, intense story of a girl unlucky in love. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY NIGHT! by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful bedtime treat that could stir up 'little rascals.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wild (The Pocket Dogs, p. 423, etc.) scores again with a barnyard of animal babies who won't go to bed. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT BABIES by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"Parents and older sibs who wonder why babies get so much more pleasure out of playing with food than eating it will understand at last, thanks to this follow-up to The Midnight Gang (1996). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Readers of Nina Laden's The Night I Followed the Dog (1994) and Bruce Ingman's A Night on the Tiles (1999) will readily accept this proposition that babies, too, lead a secret life in the wee hours. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Noela Young
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Young's beautifully observed watercolors are less impressionistic than Shirley Hughes's, and include more literal details, but they are in the same richly empathetic spirit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Toby, a faithful and affectionate golden retriever, is 14; he's dim of eye, deaf, and smelly, but still his family loyally forgives him everything—all except Sara, whose only apparent response to Toby's infirmities is anger. Read full book review >

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ALL THE BETTER TO SEE YOU WITH! by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

An especially warmhearted, well-fashioned story about getting glasses. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME by Margaret Wild
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Appealing and gently insightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eagerly awaiting the day he can leave the hospital, Hugo turns down fellow patients Nirmala and Simon's invitations to play cards or watch TV for imaginative journeys inspired by the zoo he can see out the window. Read full book review >

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LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN! by Margaret Wild
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An outstanding book, filled with reverent awe at the nobility of the human spirit. (Picture book. 5+)"
There still exist toys that were made at the concentration camp at Belsen. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT by Margaret Wild
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Poetry sequence or novel—it fails either way. (Fiction. YA)"
A confused novel-in-verse explores the personalities of four archetypical high-school students and the consequences of one-night flings. Read full book review >

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WOOLVS IN THE SITEE by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Provocative reading. (Picture book. 10-12)"
Semi-phonetic spelling and slashing, ominous art add powerful notes of anxiety and otherness to this eerie psychodrama. Read full book review >

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PUFFLING by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather, in their quiet neutrality, allow readers to see exactly what parents of any age, gender or configuration do—feed, love and prepare their baby for that great race to the surf. (note on puffins) (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a baby puffin wonders when he can leave the burrow to explore the ocean, his parents Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather say that he must be "strong enough and tall enough and brave enough." Read full book review >