Search Results: "Ann Keay Beneduce"


BOOK REVIEW

A WEEKEND WITH WINSLOW HOMER by Ann Keay Beneduce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A fine introduction to an important American figure. (Biography. 8-12)"
One of the better entries in a series that approaches artists through first-person reminiscences, ostensibly addressed by the artist to a guest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Ann Keay Beneduce
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Spirin may not surprise, but he certainly does delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If beanstalks are wondrous, Spirin proves it so, painting golden-lit panels with da Vinci-esque dark undertones. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST by Ann Keay Beneduce
adapted by Ann Keay Beneduce, illustrated by Gennady Spirin
CLASSICS
Released: March 19, 1996

"Recommended for public and school libraries: Not only does it work as a read-alone story but will prepare theatergoers for a performance of the full play. (notes) (Picture book. 8+)"
Beneduce (A Weekend With Winslow Homer, 1993, etc.) retells Shakespeare's play in a text that reads like a fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSES by Ann Keay Beneduce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's exquisite design includes some illustrated pages with panels incorporating passages of biblical text and smaller spot illustrations at the bottom of many pages adding details and visual interest. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Beneduce retells stories from the life of Moses in a fictionalized biography style told in contemporary language, using both the Torah and the King James Bible as references. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIVER'S ADVENTURES IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"A richly comic teaser for Riordan's earthier adaptation (Gulliver's Travels, 1992) or even the timeless original. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A tastefully abridged version of Gulliver's first adventure. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI by Rosabianca Skira-Venturi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Chronology; full notes on the art; list of major museums where it can be seen. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A handsome art series continues with this entry and with Florian Rodari's new book on Vel†zquez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHILIPOK by Leo Tolstoy
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Ann Keay Beneduce, illustrated by Gennady Spirin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not as substantial a story as Kashtanka, the Chekhov story also illustrated by Spirin, but certainly not without its charms. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A children's story by the great storyteller, set in the wintry scenes of a Russian village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >