Search Results: "Trudy Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Trudy Harris
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A math-class must, but also at home in story hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
100 Days Of School (32 pp.; $21.90; Sept.; 0-7613-1271-4): Readers will want to try the more interesting variations on math Harris has devised, e.g., addition and subtraction using clowns, trains, blackberry pie, and centipedes. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL TREASURE MEASURE by Trudy Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Though it is regrettable that in neither story nor note is the metric system, the international standard, mentioned, still, save about half an inch (or roughly 1 cm) on your shelves for this one. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
A clever princess and a simple man solve a measurement problem and find true love in this fairy-tale-like math story. Read full book review >

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SAY SOMETHING, PERICO by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A welcome, if a little long, tale of belonging and bilingualism. (Spanish glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bored with a parrot's life in a pet store, Spanish-speaking Perico wants a permanent home. Read full book review >

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SPLITTING THE HERD by Trudy Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Julian's illustrations are bright, with cattle faces as friendly and expressive as the humans' and the occasional playful background detail, and a good fit with Harris's bouncy rhyming text, which is packed with lessons that go down easy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Neighboring ranchers Emma and Kirby use simple arithmetic to keep their cattle sorted out. Read full book review >

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THE CLOCK STRUCK ONE by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its emphasis on the hours, this has great potential for the youngest audiences. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Harris's latest math-concept book (Splitting the Herd, 2008, etc.) expands "Hickory Dickory Dock" into a 12-hour romp throughout the farm. Read full book review >

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20 HUNGRY PIGGIES by Trudy Harris
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"While the pigs don't gather collectively until the end, their respective numerals—on shirts, pockets, caps and jewelry—aid in the count-up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Harris counts from one to twenty with some busy porkers getting ready for a picnic. Read full book review >

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MANETTE'S CAFE by Trudy Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"An engaging historical tale of self-discovery in the early 20th century."
An inspiring(Flax Flower, 2006)historical novel about a woman determined to survive life's challenges at any cost. Read full book review >

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TABLE OF EVERYTHING by Trudy White
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Young creative writers and fans of the unconventional will be amused, entertained—and maybe even inspired by—these quirky vignettes. (Short stories. YA)"
In a hard-to-categorize debut, Australian White lets her imagination run free with 17 short first-person . . . well, pieces, for lack of a more specific term: one introduces a friend who adds a wing to her house for her pencil collection; another pictures memory as a labyrinthine archive run by scurrying sugar ants; in another, she presents the sounds on her street as a "Concerto For Autumn" ("Section two is punctuated by sudden door slams—house and car . . ."), then describes the "concerto's" CD cover. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EMBRACE by Trudy Labovitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A fussy narrative style and an oversupply of extraneous characters and plot lines mire the author's attractive heroine in details a lot less rewarding than she is."
Think little Russell Creek, West Virginia, offers little scope for a budding sleuth? Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON FAITH by Trudy Krisher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"A cast of drunken husbands and wise or foolish or compassionate older women round out a tale that opens with a tragic barn fire and closes with the origins of Mount Holyoke and the hidden courage of the Underground Railroad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Krisher's mesmerizing read takes place from the summer of 1837 to the fall of 1838 in Millbrook, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 2, 1995

This is a useful biography that does not fully capture the excitement of Graham's work, but does fill the niche that opened up when Walter Terry's 1975 Frontiers of Dance went out of print. Read full book review >