Search Results: "Anita Silvey"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTAMED by Anita Silvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"A serviceable biography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jane Goodall, whose pioneering observations of chimpanzees in the wild changed scientific thinking about the differences between humans and apes, found a broader mission in conservation and education. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Who could have imagined that something as seemingly ordinary as a plant could incite such ardor and devotion? (timeline, author's note, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Greed! Obsession! A passion for nature and travel! All these and more have driven intrepid explorers to search for exotic plants around the globe for centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"A valuable resource. (author's note, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Silvey carefully documents a little-known side to the Civil War: the hundreds of women who fought for both sides. Read full book review >

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LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD by Anita Silvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fine introduction to a musical icon. (photographs, quotation source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Silvey examines the life of Pete Seeger, whose folk music and social activism brought both worldwide acclaim and a decade of government persecution. Read full book review >

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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NINI LOST AND FOUND by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"She also introduces the joys of home, the thrill of freedom and the scariness of the unknown to young readers, who will strain to hear the calls of Nini's owners in the night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Temptation leads Nini the tabby cat out an open door, away from her cozy house, through a vibrant garden and beyond, into dark woods. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Sure to warm the auricles of newly independent readers (and older reading advocates) everywhere, this rhapsody features a brown-and-white bunny only a little bigger than its beloved storybook. Read full book review >

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PIERROT'S ABC GARDEN by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another enchanting alphabet from the illustrator of On Market Street (1981, Caldecott Honor). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DWARF GIANT by Anita Lobel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, for children, a beautifully illustrated tale about a man bewitched, brought back to himself by his wife's courage and ingenuity. (Picture book. 5+)"
Set in Japan, a deeply felt variant on a classic theme that more often ends in tragedy. Read full book review >