Search Results: "Aileen Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY GOES ON by Aileen Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Nature red in tooth and claw" receives a disarmingly serene treatment in this posthumously published piece. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF EASTER by Aileen Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Every element of design makes this an inviting addition to the holiday shelf, even for those already owning the original book with Ati Forberg's illustrations. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
First published in 1968 and newly illustrated by Vitale, this is a history of the Christian celebration of Easter that, after briefly recounting the story of the Resurrection, links the holiday to other spring festivals, covers the ancient custom of giving the gift of an egg (a symbol of the new life of spring), and includes contemporary customs, such as the fashionable stroll down New York City's Fifth Avenue after church on that day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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KNOW WHAT I SAW? by Aileen Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The illustrations provide the puppy and a somewhat too-easy resolution, which, if emotionally satisfying for readers, nevertheless lacks resonance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerful pigtailed girl leads readers through a descending series of baby animals in an upbeat treatment of a verse from the late Fisher. Read full book review >

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DO RABBITS HAVE CHRISTMAS? by Aileen Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Still, this is a treat for Christmas or any winter reading. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
A family of rabbits help themselves to carrots from an outdoor Christmas tree on the attractive cover of this collection of 15 previously published poems about winter and Christmas by the late poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT FISHER by R. Kikuo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book."
The lulling beauty of Hawaii proves a troubling soporific for a quiet and once-promising teenager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHER KING by Paule Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Several distinct voices and points of view develop this multilayered narrative, reminiscent of jazz improvisations that explore a melody in different ways. But Marshall's undisciplined prose doesn't have the sensual immediacy of music: ultimately the effect is more confusing than lyrical."
Two feuding Brooklyn families—West Indian and American—come to terms with the past when a young great-grandson arrives in their midst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAILING MR. FISHER by James Wintermote
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"An in-depth, yet underdeveloped, look at the life of an educator struggling against unwilling students and falling standards to teach the best he can."
Based on his experience as an educator and on the anecdotes of colleagues, Wintermote explores the trials and tribulations of the first five years of teaching in his debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR FISHER by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1991

"A likable, thoughtful story about a young woman learning to value her own differences. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The author of Dragonwings (Newbery Honor, 1976) draws on his mother's childhood to depict a Chinese family's experiences when they arrive from Ohio to open a West Virginia laundry in 1927. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHER KING by Melissa Lenhardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"After a slow start, this combination of police procedural and romance puts the pedal to the metal and revs up the action."
A small-town police chief and his bad-boy twin brother have a conflicted relationship. Read full book review >