Search Results: "Monica Kulling"


BOOK REVIEW

MONICA by Saunders Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"But Lewis is also an obtrusive writer whose digressions and summaries both vitiate this novel's artfulness and make it unlikely that Monica will ever be seen as anything more than an unusually interesting period piece."
Monica ($17.95 paperback original; Oct. 31; 120 pp.; 1-85411-195-7): The first American edition of a once-notorious 1930 novel by eminent Welsh writer Lewis (18931985), whose only foray into prose fiction was this Bovary-an tale of an unhappy housewife sustained, then betrayed, by her overheated romantic imagination. Read full book review >

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THE TWEEDLES GO ONLINE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"No spam, no robocalls, no fundraising appeals…those were the days. Maybe it's time for a crokinole comeback, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Riding the cutting edge of change continues to bring mixed blessings for the Tweedles, a turn of the century—the 20th century—clan. Read full book review >

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IT’S A SNAP! by Monica Kulling
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This inaugural title in the Great Idea series is lively, but the unsourced dialogue and the absence of any bibliography or suggestions for further reading is regrettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a reprieve from long hours in the banking business, George Eastman pursued photography as a hobby. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALICE BABETTE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A rose is a rose, and loving friendship is loving friendship, as this sweet celebration makes clear. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Alice Babette wakes up on her birthday, she's certain "it will be a day filled with surprises." Read full book review >

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MERCI MISTER DASH! by Monica Kulling
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2011

"A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. Dash may be a mixed breed, but he is a most fastidious dog, well mannered, well dressed and very well behaved. Read full book review >

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ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Interesting but never compelling or heartfelt. (author's note, websites) (Picture book. 7-9)"
In 1903, 8-year-old millworkers Aiden and Gussie carry pickets demanding an end to child labor practices. Read full book review >

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WHEN EMILY CARR MET WOO by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A well-meaning story that unfortunately lacks the originality, creativity and spirit of its subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book offers glimpses of the life of the iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr. Read full book review >

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GOING UP! by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Not much for school-report fodder, but in the annals of American invention, Otis definitely rates the attention this profile (the first separate one for young readers since the 1970s) brings him. (Picture books/biography. 6-8)"
A buoyant if free-wheeling tribute to Otis—inventor not of elevators themselves, but of a safety brake that eased public fears of riding in them. Read full book review >

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THE TWEEDLES GO ELECTRIC by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A fine joke, well-delivered, and as clever as it is timely. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mr. Tweedle springs for a new car in this impish tale. After all, it is a new century: the 20th. Read full book review >

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LUMPITO AND THE PAINTER FROM SPAIN by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A delight for dog lovers, if not particularly useful in arts education. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sweet-natured story about a real little dachshund (lump means "rascal" in German) who won Picasso's heart. Read full book review >

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MARY ANNING'S CURIOSITY by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An alternative to the shelf full of picture-book biographies, for readers who may find Sheila Cole's Dragon in the Cliff, illustrated by T.C. Farrow (1991) hard to read or get. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Carved out and buffed up from historical records, an imagined account of the great fossil hunter's early life and groundbreaking career. Read full book review >

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ZAP! NIKOLA TESLA TAKES CHARGE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Storywise, this admiring introduction to one of the foremost inventors of the electrical age sparkles, but it doesn't provide a steady, dependable source of information. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States nearly penniless, but he had engineering skills and a grand dream. Read full book review >