Angelina and Alice

Katharine Holabird

Book - 2006

Angelina and her best friend Alice discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the gymnastics show at the village fair.

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Picture books
New York : Viking 2006.
Main Author
Katharine Holabird (author)
Other Authors
Helen Craig (illustrator)
Item Description
Craig's name appears first on the earlier ed.
Originally published by Aurum Press Ltd., 1987.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. Another in the series featuring Angelina the mouse, this story finds her as a gymnast, one who perseveres despite a few setbacks. Angelina meets a new friend, Alice, who likes to do the same things she does-dancing, somersaults, and splits. But one day while Angelina is trying to perfect her not-too-perfect handstand, she falls on her bottom, prompting the kids to call her Angelina Tumbelina. When Alice laughs too and runs away, Angelina is devastated. Happily, the rip in their friendship is repaired, and Alice goes on to teach Angelina how to do a handstand, leading up to a wonderful gymnastics display at the village festival. Although the reason for Alice's defection is upsettingly left up in the air, this story has a sprightly real-life feel that young children will enjoy. The action bounces across the pages in gay pastel colors and, as in the earlier books, Angelina and friends are charming indeed. IC. Friendship-Fiction / Gymnastics-Fiction / Mice-Fiction [CIP] 87-11746

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Angelina meets a new friend in Angelina and Alice by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig. After a grand beginning, the friends go through a bumpy patch when Alice sides with some older kids who mock Angelina's handstand abilities. Luckily, Alice comes through in the end. Craig's illustrations are as winsome as ever as she chronicles the heroine's emotional roller-coaster ride. ( Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by Horn Book Review

Beloved Angelina is back in these reissues. Helen Craig's detailed watercolors bring to life a whole cozy world where a determined little mouse fulfills her dreams. From HORN BOOK Fall 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

In a sixth book about her, Angelina (a mouse) suffers mortification when she falls off the swing at school, and even her new best friend, Alice, seems to desert her. But this is easily resolved when Alice chooses her as partner for a gymnastics exhibition at which the two have a great success. This slight (though not-unfamiliar) drama is the occasion for spritely, detailed illustrations, full of action, humor, and the charm of mice behaving like humans. Amusing, but not essential. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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