Search Results: "Miss Clara"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW QUEEN by Sarah Lowes
retold by Sarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss Clara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The small, novel-like format (5.5 x 8 inches) will most likely appeal to reluctant or recently independent readers, who might be encouraged by this simple retelling to seek fuller versions of the tale. (Fairy tale. 8-10)"
This much-abridged recreation of the famous tale by Hans Christian Andersen is smoothly told, following the original structure of seven short chapters, while leaving out numerous details and the Christian elements of the original. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A pleasant retelling enhanced by a truly original presentation. (Fairy tale. 7-10)"
A traditional Grimm tale is retold, with mixed results, in chapter form for "confident readers." Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AT THRUSH GREEN by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1991

"Take a chapter or two before bedtime."
Miss Read's 34th Thrush Green idyll, illustrated as always by the gentle sketches of genteel chaps and aging lassies of John S. Goodall. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM A VILLAGE SCHOOL by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"With illustrations by Kate Dicker that, like the sketches of John Goodall (who usually does the honors for Read), are stiffly naive but somehow just right."
An incidental treat for those addicted to Miss Read's English village tales (Celebrations at Thrush Green, 1993, etc.), those slyly gentle vignettes of neighborly to-ing and fro-ing where civility rules and the countryside is splendidly unspoiled. Read full book review >

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TOM AND SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Vulliamy's winsome watercolor characters are all smiles in this happy bedtime story that should dispel all fears of leaving loved ones behind on the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vulliamy's follow-up to Small (2002), pre-schooler Tom's favorite little mouse doll, follows a familiar path blazed by the now-classic George Shrinks. Read full book review >

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BOO BABY BOO! by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"1- 56402-408-3). (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of four appealing new board books by a gifted British artist whose vibrant toddlers are almost as sharply observed as her mother Shirley Hughes's. Read full book review >

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ELLEN AND PENGUIN by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A lovely, warm story that makes a nice companion to Oxenbury's Tom and Pippo books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The idea isn't new—Ellen's toy penguin, protected with motherly care and concern, is part imaginary friend and part surrogate for her own timidity—but it's explored here with unusual delicacy. Read full book review >

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MARTHA BUNNY LOVES SCHOOL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Still, Martha's excitement is infectious, and younger siblings should feel it as well as newly minted students. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With an enthusiasm that virtually oozes off the pages and infects readers, Martha tells readers all about herself and her preparations for her first day of school. Read full book review >

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CHANGES AT FAIRACRE by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"As always, there are the line drawings by John S. Goodall."
A 35th appearance for the author, who, here, takes leave of Friends of Thrush Green (1991) to chronicle neighborly doings in the English village of Fairacre and changes in the career of schoolmistress Miss Read, who narrates. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATIONS AT THRUSH GREEN by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Again, the illustrations by John S. Goodall have a neat, affectionate intimacy."
For the fans, another deep dream of peace—in the doings of that Cotswold English village of Thrush Green, endearingly chronicled as civil neighbors enjoy little pleasures and major satisfactions. Read full book review >

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NO BAGGAGE by Clara Bensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An engaging memoir of travel, love, and finding oneself."
A 20-something's debut memoir about a whirlwind romance with an eccentric professor who took her on a three-week luggageless trip in Europe. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >