Search Results: "Yoshi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FARMER AND THE POOR GOD by Ruth Wells
adapted by Ruth Wells, illustrated by Yoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Wells (also with Yoshi, A to Zen, 1992, etc.) renders the story in supple prose, while the art—colored dyes on raw silk—is impeccably drafted and reproduced so that the texture of the fabric shines through. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
An unabashedly philosophical fairy tale from Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TO ZEN by Ruth Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Still, nice. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-11)"
Alphabet-book format can prove unaccommodating for informational books; still, it's sometimes used to surprisingly good effect, as it is here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG AL AND SHRIMPY by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Clements gives the ugly-but-brave hero of Big Al (1990) a tiny-but-clever buddy in this companion volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST STORY EVER TOLD by Erik Jendresen
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Yoshi's illustrations are surprisingly corny, static, and inconsistent: The explorer looks like a boy in some scenes, a man in others. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Cities of gold have haunted imaginations seemingly forever, but this story of an explorer's search for one such city, the fabled Vilcabamba—inspired by the creation tales of the Incas of Peru—begins and ends in the banal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AHYOKA AND THE TALKING LEAVES by Peter Roop
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1992

"Appealing b&w watercolors; bibliography. (Fiction. 6+)"
Ahyoka—daughter of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet—is credited with ``enter[ing] into the genius of his labors.'' Adapting and filling out the historical record, the Roops depict their determination to find a way for Cherokees to read and write like whites, despite the antagonism of their family and tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 11, 2013

"Readers, particularly those who enjoy WWII fiction, will appreciate this story."
An epic novel about a young Japanese girl during World War II underscores the far-reaching impact that the decisions of others can have. Read full book review >