Search Results: "Adam Gustavson"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >

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HANNAH'S WAY by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The moment is a little miracle—nearly impossible to believe, but entirely convincing and true. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sometimes the tiniest actions are the most heroic. In this book—based on a true story—the heroes are children. Read full book review >

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DIRTY RATS? by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not particularly convincing as a reclamation project but generally informative and easy on the eyes. (online resources) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A Smithsonian mammal specialist makes a bid to clean up the rat's rotten rep. Read full book review >

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ROCK AND ROLL HIGHWAY by Sebastian Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A thorough chronicling of a musical trailblazer—though probably too thorough for most in the typical picture-book audience. (timeline, interview) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Guitarist Robbie Robertson's son presents his father's journey to rock-'n'-roll fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

 BETTER THAN YOU by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Point made—perhaps over-made—but anyone suffering the oxygen-depleting windbaggery of the neighborhood boaster will find solace here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a message book, and it makes no bones about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE PUNY PIRATES by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A sixth book in the series is expected, to the delight of Charlie's fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Master storyteller Harley scores again with fourth-grader Charlie Bumpers and friends as they suffer on a losing soccer team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Adam Gustavson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Within this child's view of the world, full of questions and pressure and misunderstanding, wisdom comes—sometimes from the unlikeliest places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Storyteller Harley embodies a child's fears with humor and sympathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND YOUR MANNERS, ALICE ROOSEVELT! by Leslie Kimmelman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp2008 is the better choice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite the title, Kimmelman's book focuses primarily on Theodore Roosevelt and his achievements—as a frail child, a Rough Rider, governor, vice president and president—instead of his lively eldest child, Alice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Gustavson's realistic illustrations resemble oil paintings, and include many evocative details. (Picture book. 7-9)"
It's June 4th at Albert E. Chapman Elementary, and time to bring the school year to an end. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE BIG FISH ARE by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Gustavson (The Day Eddie Met the Author, see above, etc.) fills two-page spreads with rich paintings that immerse readers into the wet and wild world the two boys experienced one unforgettable summer. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Two friends decide to build a raft to sail out to where the big fish are. Read full book review >