Search Results: "Angela Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST WONDERFUL THING IN THE WORLD by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Lightly wraps the love of family as the center of life in a silken gown of word and image, with a playful undercurrent of both whimsy and irony. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The king and queen of a city that reflects a fairy-tale Edwardian version of Venice suddenly realize that their beloved daughter, Lucia, will be queen one day, and she will need a husband. Read full book review >

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THE ICE PALACE by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"A beautifully decorated story. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Anna, who lives in a hot, dry land, has a terrible fever. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW GOOSE by Paul Gallico
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"A lovely reworking for a whole new audience. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A tale of exquisite sentimentality and storytelling gains new appeal in Barrett's magical hands. Read full book review >

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SYLVIE AND THE SONGMAN by Tim Binding
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"An unfortunate early reference—to the villainous Woodpecker Man's 'black' fingers and hands before readers know he's not human—aside, this is an exceptionally honed story with levels of depth. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This finely tuned adventure opens with William Blake's "The Tyger" and lives up to that reference in surprisingly accessible ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Max Eilenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"As emotionally intense but not quite so dark as Nancy Willard's rendition, illustrated by Barry Moser (1992), this version will draw a profound response from its customary pubescent audiences. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Barrett's finely wrought paintings create an appropriately dreamy, romantic atmosphere for this formal retelling of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES AND THE SINGING MICE by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Try pairing this intriguing tale with Barber's The Mousehole Cat (1990). (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
A long, agreeably spooky tale in which two loyal tomcats rout a trio of witches who've invaded a desolate site overlooking a peaceful Highland village. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Josephine Poole
adapted by Josephine Poole, illustrated by Angela Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Especially intriguing as a contrast to Nancy Ekholm Burkert's illustrations (Caldecott Honor, 1973), which are as elegant but much lighter in mood. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A graceful, somewhat extended version of the original Grimm, with a gentler ending: instead of being forced to dance to her death in red-hot shoes, the wicked stepmother dies of ``her own poison'' in the form of a rose she intends for the happy bride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT FAIRY by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Just be patient. (Barrett's final illustrations not seen.) (Fairy fantasy. 6-8)"
Flory is a night fairy, but in an accident with a bat she injures her wings and is forced to take refuge in a birdhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The translation is fine and sure, and Barrett's artwork is splendid, full of lively vignettes and early-20th-century details, complete with a company of wise dogs and the impeccably expressive faces of bystanders. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
From Lewis (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 1992, etc.), a plucky new treatment of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA / MARÍA TENÍA UNA LLAMITA by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme. (Bilingual picture book. 3-7)"
Mary had a little lamb, and now María has a little llama in this bilingual presentation of a classic children's rhyme, set in rural Peru. Read full book review >