Search Results: "Amanda Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGIANA by Amanda Foreman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Effortlessly written and scrupulously documented, this will be the standard biography of Georgiana for some time. (16 pages illus., not seen)"
An accomplished biography of one of the most important women of 18th- century Britain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"A staggering work of research, occasionally toilsome to read."
Exhaustive record of Britain's growing alarm at the escalating American Civil War and outright sympathy and shelter for the Confederacy. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR’S BIG ADVENTURE by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp1998 or Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure, illustrated by John Lawrence (2004), this will at least give very young audiences an easy-to-follow emotional track. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Just the dish for pre-readers who prefer their story fare bland, this prehistoric outing follows the young ceratopsid introduced in Littlest Dinosaur (2008) on a happy ramble through a sunny meadow, then into a dark forest where he quickly overcomes his growing anxiety by helping a lost baby pteranodon find its mother—earning a free flight back to his own parents. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S GARDEN by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Foreman specifies no locale for his brief parable, but there's a Middle-Eastern look to the buildings in the background (although the characters are all pale-skinned). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Telling the story with an underlying tone of respect rather than outrage or pity, and expertly capturing the Andean setting and characters, Foreman will leave readers impressed by the resourcefulness of Mia and her community, and hoping along with them for a brighter future. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Mixing small, intimate drawings captioned in pencil with larger-scale landscape watercolors, Foreman crafts a sketchy, touching original tale inspired by a family he met in a Chilean waste dump. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FOREMAN’S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A perfect companion to Michael Forman's Mother Goose (1991). (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
A comprehensive anthology of favorite children's activity rhymes that is sure to have children building churches with their fingers; celebrating all the animals on Old Macdonald's farm; and rowing their boat gently down the stream. Read full book review >

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TUFTY by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A satisfying story with the feel of a classic, well told and beautifully illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The miracle of bird migration is told by seasoned British author/illustrator Foreman in this warm, sympathetic story of a young duck who loses his family but gains a mate. Read full book review >

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CAT & DOG by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Though the happy ending is far from hard-won, cat fanciers and dog lovers will be pleased nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pretty pictures and a feel-good plot combine to create a pleasant, if not especially compelling, tale. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATELY, UNFORTUNATELY by Michael Foreman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Still, it's a fresh and welcome alternative to a perennial crowd pleaser that has become a period piece. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Answering the longstanding need for an alternative to Remy Charlip's classic but now-creaky Fortunately (1964), Foreman reworks the titular dichotomy into a young chimp's adventuresome delivery of an umbrella to his grandma's house. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST DINOSAUR by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nor will the routine plot or language. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland tale, a hatchling dinosaur barely bigger than one of his several siblings' feet gets a chance to shine when his entire family becomes mired in sticky mud. Read full book review >

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HELLO, WORLD by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prompted by his bear—"Wake up, Baby. Read full book review >