Search Results: "Trinka Hakes Noble"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY JIMMY'S BOA ATE THE WASH by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 1981

"Those who respond to this sort of whipped-up frenzy can trust Kellogg's clever twists to keep the action from flagging."
A chaotic class trip to the farm is pictured with Kellogg's usual delight in disorder and related backwards, as it were, by a child whose report to her mother gets wilder and wilder as it unwinds: " 'Why were [the pigs] eating your lunches?' 'Because we threw their corn at each other, and they didn't have anything else to eat.'...'What was Jimmy's pet boa constrictor doing on the farm?' 'Oh, he brought it to meet all the farm animals, but the chickens didn't like it.'..." Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE JERSEY DEVIL by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Suspenseful, with captivating illustrations. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
A delightfully spooky picture-book rendering of the famed Jersey Devil legend. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AND THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Many may get the wrong impression about summer school from this offering, but here's hoping Lizzie's joy in school is infectious. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A girl's love for school is more than evident in this latest from Noble. Read full book review >

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JIMMY’S BOA AND THE BUNGEE JUMP SLAM DUNK by Trinka Hakes Noble
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"It's another slam-dunk for Jimmy fans. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jimmy and his conniving snake are back, creating confusion, bedlam, and havoc in a series of calamities. Read full book review >

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RETTIE AND THE RAGAMUFFIN PARADE by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"All ends well in this parade filled with good spirits and optimism. (photograph, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade brings good tidings to an immigrant community beset by war, poverty, and illness. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE SHOES by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Ettlinger's colored-pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are warm, lush and full of detail, evoking the period and simplicity of a small country community. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A country girl heads to her one-room schoolhouse barefoot and happy, but is mocked by her classmate for being poor and dumb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP TEST by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A wearying mix of stock characters in a lukewarm melodrama."
Despite the title, friendship takes a backseat to romance in British author Noble's second novel (The Reading Group, 2005) about the intersecting lives of a band of British women 20 years after they vow eternal friendship as college freshmen. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON RIFT by M.K. Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Effective for readers who appreciate supernatural gore, but the timeline becomes hard to track."
In this debut horror novel, several generations of women try to prevent a demon from opening a permanent rift between universes. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bland, harmless New York City tableau from a chick-lit pro."
The highs, lows and heartaches of the residents of an upscale Manhattan apartment building, examined during the course of a few momentous months. Read full book review >