Search Results: "Margery Cuyler"


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FROM HERE TO THERE by Margery Cuyler
Released: April 1, 1999

"Pak's bright colors and perspective help children keep track of Maria's place in the universe, and with folksy familiarity, take the vistas from local to grand. (Picture book, 3-6)"
The scope of a girl's world broadens in this simple book that introduces the scale of existence, in a game of identity and location that most children have played. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLEFIELD GHOST by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The actions of the characters unfold mechanically, for it's the history lesson that drives this tale; nevertheless, this entertaining story may have readers seeking out their own local histories for possible ghost tales. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mild ghost story, intent on imparting history painlessly, from Cuyler (From Here to There, p. 531, etc.). Read full book review >

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100TH DAY WORRIES by Margery Cuyler

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PRINCESS BESS GETS DRESSED by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A good choice for budding princesses both starry-eyed and sassy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A stylish young princess, weary of dressing à la mode, yearns for her favorite outfit. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST, BEST SNOWMAN by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Hillenbrand's comic exaggerations put both the characters and the landscape powerfully in place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This funny winter's tale from Cuyler features a girl who needs a boost of confidence to get past the teasing of her overwhelming, overbearing mother and sisters. Read full book review >

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BONAPARTE FALLS APART by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Both an entertaining spin on back-to-school jitters and an unusual look at service dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elementary-age skeleton is afraid he won't be able to maintain structural integrity at school. Read full book review >

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THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! ON SANTA’S JOURNEY by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A good way to get kids to see the silver lining. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cuyler continues her That's Good! Read full book review >

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BULLIES NEVER WIN by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"With messages on many different levels for both the bully and the bullied, this has a home on library shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Worrier Jessica's previous problems with finding 100 things, remembering fire-safety rules and reading aloud all seem trivial in the face of Brenda Bailey, the bully of the first grade (Hooray for Reading Day, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take 'Lion Hunt' out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >

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BIG FRIENDS by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"This is a predictable tale with just enough tension (and brilliantly lush, acrylic-and-gouache illustrations) to keep readers reading and listeners listening and everyone smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hint of Goldilocks and a touch of Going on a Lion Hunt make this new tale of friendship seem familiar. Read full book review >

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I REPEAT, DON’T CHEAT! by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"A misstep. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Worrywart Jessica has a new, unexpected problem: Her best friend, Lizzie, has begun copying off Jessica's spelling tests and lying about the rules of games. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE DUMP TRUCK by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"Construction trucks for the youngest set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The titular little dump truck cheerily gives the youngest listeners the lowdown on its duties. Read full book review >