Search Results: "Amanda Foreman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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CAN’T CATCH ME by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"While children will be 'tickled' by the interactive ending, the story's greatest appeal is the twilight-hued, mixed-media illustrations, which hint at the next adorable animals to appear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Foreman returns to a theme he knows well: children who won't sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDER GOAL! by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2003

"Lots of a good thing here—and to his credit, Foreman doesn't come across as having overindulged the fantasy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dreams do come true in Foreman's (Playtime Rhymes, 2002, etc.) story of kicking a big goal in a soccer match; they come true with amazing alacrity. Read full book review >

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A TRIP TO DINOSAUR TIME by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A slight but lively tale for children who just can't resist giving those so-inviting buttons a push, far friendlier in tone than Dewan's Baby Gets the Zapper (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The blinking blue button atop a new, flying saucer-shaped kitchen timer proves irresistible to young Tom—and suddenly he's "a zillion days and a zillion nights" in the past, being chased by a herd of brightly colored dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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LOOK! LOOK! by Michael Foreman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Still, the one-joke story is clumsily written; Little Panda's oblivion—his immersion in the pocket-size computer—is obvious in the pictures, making the text's references to it jarring and obvious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Look! Look!" says Baby Panda, pointing out the window. Read full book review >