Search Results: "Michelle Cooper"


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THE FITZOSBORNES IN EXILE by Michelle Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Multilayered and engrossing, Cooper's tale alternates between frothy fun and heartbreaking seriousness with utter mastery. (author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Having narrowly escaped the Nazi bombing of their miniscule island kingdom, the young impoverished royal family of Montmaray is living in exile in England with their very wealthy aunt (A Brief History of Montmaray, 2008). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophie is a princess living in a crumbling castle on a tiny, remote island kingdom. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >

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A PIPKIN OF PEPPER by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Cooper's Pumpkin Soup (1999) won the Kate Greenaway medal; this one's at least as charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cat, Squirrel and Duck, who live in a tea kettle-shaped house, are back to making their pumpkin soup when they discover they are out of salt—the only solution is to go into the city to buy more. Read full book review >

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ICE CREAM by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"A chocolate, vanilla, and berry palette adds to the taste appeal. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cooper is a master at transforming dabs and wiggles of paint into people at play (Ballpark, 1998) or architecture (Building, 1999) or vistas (Country Fair, 1997). Read full book review >

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JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A quiet and informative picture of belated emancipation. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
A father shares an important holiday with his daughter. Read full book review >

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WILLIE AND THE ALL-STARS by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Triumphant. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1942 on Chicago's North Side, Willie, a young African-American boy, dreams of becoming a great baseball player in the Major Leagues, like Joe DiMaggio or Dizzy Dean. Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS! by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Recipe for Pink Soup included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat, Duck and Squirrel from Pumpkin Soup (1999) and A Pipkin of Pepper (2005), return in another culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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MAGIC THINKS BIG by Elisha Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"No maybes about it, this very large, very round, very imaginative cat will work his magic on readers, grown or not, who will purr with delight over his story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Magic is the ultimate cat. Read full book review >

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A GOOD NIGHT WALK by Elisha Cooper
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Cozy and friendly with lots to look at. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cooper's warm and energetic watercolor and ink pictures are more detailed than his usual here, but hold the same evocative engagement with his audience. Read full book review >

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BEAR DREAMS by Elisha Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A charming bedtime tale for young ones. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cooper has expanded his point-of-view from diminutive (Ice Cream, 2002) to expansive (Magic Thinks Big, 2004), demonstrating that his focal point works well using either lens. Read full book review >

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JUMP! by Floyd Cooper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Having retired several years ago, Jordan still remains a hero of legendary proportions—Cooper keeps the legend alive. (biographical note) (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
Michael Jordan was a curious, mischievous little boy who was constantly trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Read full book review >