Search Results: "Demi"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFUCIUS by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An appealing biography done in classic Demi tradition, suitable for readers interested in Confucianism and its impact on Chinese culture and values. (sources, notes) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This deftly illustrated picture book introduces Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher, to young readers. Read full book review >

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THE STONECUTTER by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

"A stunningly elegant book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In a Chinese folktale about a malcontent stonecutter are echoes of Mordecai Gerstein's The Mountains of Tibet (1987). Read full book review >

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JOLLY KOALA BEAR; ROLY-POLY PANDA by Demi
Released: March 15, 1989

These "Soft and Furry Board Books" are a novelty sure to give a lot of pleasure to their intended audience. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Demi sets her brief version of the Hans Christian Andersen chestnut in provincial Old China, suspending stout officials, gracefully gesturing onlookers, livestock, wild animals, and drifts of flowers, all drawn in ultra-fine detail, against backgrounds that seem limitlessly deep. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO GOD by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A visually pleasing collection with appeal for those families who wish to introduce a universal approach to religious education, suitable for the religion section in larger libraries. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This collection of short prayers from different religions around the world is presented with intricate illustrations showing related settings and people. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Characteristically beautiful illustrations nevertheless provide a pull-no-punches appreciation of the Lady with the Lamp. (timeline, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Demi wields her gifts to celebrate Florence Nightingale, who transformed the care of the sick and injured. Read full book review >

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TUTANKHAMUN by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A beautiful sight indeed. (author's note, resources, family tree, map) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Hidden for 32 centuries, the tomb of Egypt's boy king, Tutankhamun, is an endless source of wonder and supposition. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2003

"Despite occasional awkward turns of phrase, this powerful portrait, as timely as it is essential, brilliantly illuminates the origins and spiritual foundations of one of the world's most widely-held religions. (map, source list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Aside from a scattering of devotional and limited-distribution titles, this lusciously illustrated, deeply respectful account is the first full life of Muhammad in English for younger readers. Read full book review >

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CHINGIS KHAN by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Demi describes this handsome but problematic life of the Mongol leader generally known as Genghis Khan as her own ``interpretation...based upon both historical resources and folklore.'' Emphasizing his heroic deeds, genius as a leader, and the sheer magnitude of his empire, she conjures up a warlord to inspire pride, as Diane Stanley did with Shaka, King of the Zulus (1988); like Stanley, she focuses more on the glory than on the gore—the tyrant's horrendous other side. Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >