Search Results: "Mij Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE’S MY DARLING DAUGHTER? by Mij Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nifty fodder for the predictable and patterned books collection. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poor, distracted Papa Bombola is distressed looking for his missing "darling daughter." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDLY DAY by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"'It is a lovely thought,' opines Bear, 'to think that we could ever be, / as kindly as we ought.' Impossible to disagree. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Vivacious illustrations carry this unlikely tale of a captured mouse's ploy that inspires three predatory animals to wage peace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACHOO! by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, McQuillan's whimsical cartoon animals are full of personality, and her bright colors and humorous details are sure to have readers poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After learning to use the potty (Have You Seen My Potty?, 2007), Suzy Sue and her farm-animal friends are back, this time teaching the very young some manners in rhyming verses with a catchy beat. Read full book review >

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WHERE GIANTS HIDE by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Make sure to experience this ebullient celebration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small girl searches for magic across bright red and blue pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM AND THE NIGHT TRAIN by Mij Kelly
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 21, 2001

"A truly memorable ride, this ticket to dreamland will be good for many repeated trips. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Even children who, like William, are "switched on like a light" when bedtime rolls around will drift off as the "train that goes to tomorrow" fills up with drowsy travelers: "Teachers and jugglers, sacks, cats, and packages, piglets in baskets and babies in bundles." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUMP by Mij Kelly
by Mij Kelly, illustrated by Nicholas Allan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While it may touch a parent's heart and be a welcome gift for an expectant mother, look for other titles that better celebrate a baby's entry into the world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kelly and Allan marry their talents to produce a rather awkward title about growing maternal affection prior to a child's arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN MY POTTY? by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This is a sure winner for the toddler and preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A stolen potty is a disaster for young Suzy Sue, "who had something very important to do." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MORE SHEEP by Mij Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fluffy, wide-eyed sheep with striped nightcaps dance across the pages of this knee-slapper, then nestle down with Sam in a wide bed for a well-earned snooze. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Shortlisted for the Greenaway Medal, this hilarious import features a clever wolf, a nearsighted shepherd with a short attention span and a plot spun out through an artful blend of irregular rhyme and wordless scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >