Synopses & Reviews
The second book in
The Cousins’ War series by #1
New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory,
The Red Queen moves to the Lancaster side, in a story of a determined woman who believes she is destined to shape the course of history.
Believing that her piety and lineage has destined her for greatness beyond her ordinary looks and expedient marriage, Margaret Beaufort is determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England—regardless of the cost. And after constant battles kill any other claimants, the little boy is the last Lancaster male to bear a claim to the throne.
Sending her son out of the country to keep him safe and betrothing him to her enemy Queen Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter, Margaret feigns loyalty to King Richard III and marries one of his faithful supporters—all while laying secret plans for the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster that will see her son the King of England.
When King Richard’s only son dies, Margaret launches her plan with a deadly command that strikes to the heart of the White Queen. Henry Tudor invades from France and with the support of Margaret’s husband, defeats the King’s army, gaining the throne and sealing his marriage to the White Rose princess. The ultimate triumph belongs to Lady Margaret; she has founded the greatest dynasty that England will ever know: the Tudors.
"Endearing and inviting."
-- Kirkus Reviews
* "The war wages on! In this charming sequel to andlt;iandgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt; (2010), Willy and his pet cat, Earl, are still having trouble coexisting at home, and stuffed monkey Bobo is caught in the middle. All three characters fully inhabit their identities. Willy is emphatic and mercurial, excited about the jungle adventure heand#8217;s drawing (and#8220;And we have a tent!and#8221; he shouts gleefully) and irritated at Earland#8217;s intrusions. Earl does as cats do, sometimes insisting on being in the middle of the action, at other times drifting into the background or tentatively exploring what Willy is up to. Bobo, inanimate, is just along for the ride. A joyful tribute to imagination and everyday domestic dramas."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;, March 12, 2012, andlt;bandgt;*STARandlt;/bandgt;
* "Poor Willy just wants to read a dinosaur book with his beloved toy monkey. But, as in andlt;iandgt;I MUST Have Boboandlt;/iandgt; (Atheneum, 2011), Earl the cat just wonand#8217;t leave them alone. When the book proves disappointingly sedate, Willy takes matters into his own hands and decides to write his own jungle adventureand#8211;with lots of danger to save Bobo from. As he narrates their imaginary exploits, Earl pesters and tries to steal the toy. With clever problem-solving, Willy uses his story to express his anger and desire for retaliation against Earl. Imagining the feline being devoured by snakes provides catharsis for Willy, and though their relationship remains the same he feels empowered enough to accept Earl as he is. There is no pat ending. Kids will relate to having someone in their life who just plain bugs themand#8211;whether pet, sibling, cousin, or friend. The charming humor in the Sunday-funnies-style illustrations perfectly enhances the story, and the art (not to mention Willyand#8217;s feisty personality) is reminiscent of Bill Wattersonand#8217;s and#8220;Calvin and Hobbesand#8221; (Andrews McMeel). A first purchase."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt;, April 2012, andlt;bandgt;*STARandlt;/bandgt;
"Earl the cat, Bobo the stuffed monkey, and Willy the towheaded boy are back. Last time out (andlt;iandgt;andlt;a href="http://www.booklistonline.com/I-Must-Have-Bobo-Eileen-Rosenthal/pid=4541723"andgt;andlt;iandgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt;andlt;/aandgt;,andlt;/iandgt; 2011), Bobo was lost. Now he is in peril, as Willy writes a jungle tale with Bobo as the reluctant hero. Throughout, Earl desperately tries to get their attention by doing everything from jumping on Willyand#8217;s head to infiltrating (and ruining) the tent Willy has constructed. A clever ending finally makes Willy sit up and take notice. The deceptively simple artwork is layered for fun and works in tandem with the deadpan text. This is one thatand#8217;s enjoyable for both readers and listeners."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;and#8212;Booklist Onlineandlt;/Iandgt;, 2/27/12
"andlt;Iandgt;Iand#8217;ll Save You Bobo!andlt;/Iandgt;, written by Eileen Rosenthal and illustrated by her husband, Marc Rosenthal, is the stand-alone sequel toandlt;Iandgt; I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/Iandgt; in which the same three charactersand#8212;Willy, a boy who looks as if he could be a cousin of Ludwig Bemelmanand#8217;s Madeline, with his big round head and primary-colored outfits; Bobo the stuffed monkey; and Earl the mischievous catand#8212;act out the drama of trying to live peaceably under one roof. In both books, Willy must fend off Earl and his furtive efforts to snatch the monkey. In and#8220;Iand#8217;ll Save You Bobo!and#8221; Willy wrestles with his emotions, particularly his rage at Earl, by writing books about the three of them getting trapped in a jungle with poisonous mushrooms, menacing tigers and an enormous green snake that in the end eats guess-who for dinner? Yes, Earl. The story sets the world right for Willyand#8212;that is, until Earl absconds with Bobo again in real life." andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt;
"Endearing and inviting." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;
The irresistible stars of I Must Have Bobo return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony
Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo and act out revenge fantasies on Earl but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies ). Quit it, Earl and stop stealing Bobo
But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails Is that a truce? Don t count on it."
Sasha and Heather have a rocky friendship, to say the least. But it’s Heather who Sasha must turn to when she and her best friend, Paige, have a huge fight right before Fall Break. The problem? Sasha was supposed to spend the vacation with Paige in New York City. And since Heather also lives in Manhattan…The solution may not be pretty, but Sasha doesn’t have much choice. Can she and Heather put aside their differences and enjoy their time away from school?
Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo—and act out revenge fantasies on Earl—but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earl…and stop stealing Bobo!
But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Don’t count on it.
“Knuffle Bunny, move over. There’s another lost stuffie in town.” —Booklist, on I Must Have Bobo!
“As boy and cat tussle over Bobo, fundamental preschooler emotions—desire, fear, frustration, despair—will play for appreciative giggles.” —The New York Times Book Review, on I Must Have Bobo!
* “Hilarious for adult readers; an exercise in self-recognition and empathy for the intended audience.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on I Must Have Bobo!
“An excellent choice for bedtime or storytime.” —School Library Journal, on I Must Have Bobo!
andlt;b andgt;The irresistible stars of andlt;i andgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt; return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Willy wants to write a storybook starring Boboand#8212;and act out revenge fantasies on Earland#8212;but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earland#8230;and stop stealing Bobo!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Donand#8217;t count on it.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Eileen Rosenthal andlt;/bandgt;and her husband, Marc Rosenthal, enjoy working together (and even sharing)and#8212;unlike Willy and Earl. andlt;iandgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt; was their first collaborative project and Eileenand#8217;s picture book debut. Marc is also the illustrator of Alison McGheeand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Making a Friendandlt;/iandgt;. Eileen and Marc live with their family in the Berkshires.