Search Results: "Mollie Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

A STRANGER CAME ASHORE by Mollie Hunter
Released: Oct. 1, 1975

"The final struggle comes on the magical Up Helly Aa, the last night of the Christmas season, with Robbie dodging the shadows of spirit trows whose night it is to roam, Nicol assuming a superhuman strength derived from his role and guise in the ancient celebration, and Finn Learson turning withered, twisted and very old before their eyes in a scene that will make yours stare."
Hunker down by the fire now and hear Mollie Hunter tell of the stormy Shetland night that brought a stranger ashore and into the Henderson cottage. Read full book review >

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DAY OF THE UNICORN by Mollie Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
A third book about Sir Dauntless, hero of The Knight of the Golden Plain (1983), whose adventures, once again, conclude when it's time for tea. Read full book review >

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GILLY MARTIN THE FOX by Mollie Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 1994

"A lively and attractive offering. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
As Hunter notes, this is ``a much-condensed but nevertheless faithful retelling'' of a Scottish Highland tale, recorded in Gaelic and published in English in 1860. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ROYAL by Mollie Hardwick
Released: March 21, 1989

Again, Hardwick is writing about 16th-century, pre-Elizabethan England, and, here, about some historical characters who surely are related to Eleanore Carey and her brother Harry, featured in The Crystal Dove (1983), since they must be kin to the Boleyn bunch whom we meet now. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING DAMOZEL by Mollie Hardwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 1991

"A murky, contrived plot: Rodney's esoteric literary rambles and a heap of Rossetti-love add up to qualified joy for Hardwick fans, qualifed ennui for others."
Things aren't too cheerful or prosperous at Bell House, the Abbotsburne home of the Chelmarshes — part-time pastor Rodney and his delicate, antique dealer wife Doran (Malice Domestic, etc.), who's depressed in the wake of a miscarriage and by ex-partner Howell's move to a lucrative London job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD by Mollie Cox Bryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This latest entry in the plethora of crafty cozies features several interesting characters and enough suspects to keep you guessing. And, of course, there's the scrapbook lore."
Small-town Virginia scrapbookers are involved in a double murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What's in a tide pool? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >