Search Results: "Andrew Fusek Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR THIEF by Andrew Fusek Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Subtle as a rock but likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The colors leach out of a child's bright world when his father is afflicted with depression. Will they ever return? Read full book review >

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THE TIGER AND THE WISE MAN by Andrew Fusek Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lively alternative to the more formalized likes of Suzanne Crowder Han's Rabbit's Judgment (1994), illustrated by Yumi Heo. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Sprightly storytelling and cartoon art featuring a huge, vibrantly colored tiger set this version of a familiar tale apart from other renditions. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS ABOARD! by Andrew Fusek Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Lots of fun, and a storytime must. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prolific author Peters teams up with Coplestone for this toddler-friendly frolic. Read full book review >

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THE NO-NO BIRD by Andrew Fusek Peters
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"While it hardly replaces Pierre, knowing youngsters who have hurled the N-word parentward once too often may get a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Have you not heard? / I'm the famous No-No Bird," twitters the eponymous avian haughtily to several would-be forest friends who invite him to play with them in this slim English import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Best of all, the poetry's mild, steady rhythms will close little eyelids anywhere. (Poetry collection. Birth-5)"
From the traditional "Man in the Moon" and Vachel Lindsay's "The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky (What the Little Girl Said)" to Roger McGough's "First Rub of Dawn," this properly soporific companion to Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry (2007, illustrated by Polly Dunbar) pairs 60 short, murmurous, night-themed poems or extracted verses to full-bleed, usually full-spread paintings awash in soft moonlight and gentle, dreamlike images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >