Entries Tagged as 'Circus'

In a Heartbeat

February 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Music

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I received an advance review copy of “In a Heartbeat” by Laura Doherty and have played it several times for my children (ages 3 and 5) since. Ms. Doherty’s voice is lovely and the accompaniment, though sparing, makes the lyrics take center stage which makes sense for children’s music.  A side […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of The One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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One Dog and His Boy

June 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Just how far will one boy go to keep the dog he’s always wanted? Pretty far. One Dog and His Boy is one of the sweetest, most tender-hearted novels for pre-teens I’ve come across. It centers on the soon-to-be-ten-year-old Hal Fenton whose only wish is to have a canine pal. […]

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When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

June 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN I’ve loved elephants my whole life and eagerly anticipated receiving this review copy. After reading this book, however, visiting an elephant enclosure at the zoo will never be the same for me. When Anju Loved Being an Elephant tells the heartbreaking and poignant story of a Sumatran elephant who is abducted at a […]

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