Search Results: "Anne Rockwell"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T OBEY by Anne Rockwell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 2000

"This story has not appeared in picture-book form since Betty Baker's No Help at All, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (1978), and like several more recently recast Mayan myths, reveals a lighter side to a mysterious, little-known culture. (introduction, source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 79)"
In mythology, disobeying the gods is generally a Bad Idea, but in this retold Mayan tale it leads to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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OUR EARTH by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The stylized drawings make geography accessible and relevant; pair this book with more straightforward treatments to avoid confusion, and expect plenty of discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Rockwell (One Bean, p. 501, etc.) joins simple lines of text and soft-colored, rudimentary drawings to convey some of the important concepts in geography. Read full book review >

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AT THE FIREHOUSE by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Rockwell at her best: lively, informative, and tuned to the sorts of details that fascinate younger children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Fledgling readers will happily tag along as a firefighter squires two young visitors through firehouse doors for a glimpse behind the scenes and chances to sit behind the wheels of a pumper truck and a ladder truck. Read full book review >

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NORMAN ROCKWELL by Laura Claridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2001

"Claridge's biography is timely, accompanying a widespread critical reappraisal of Rockwell's work. Though there will still be those who sneer at him as a propagandist on canvas, her life makes a convincing case for Rockwell as genius and original."
A brilliant biography that affords considerable insight into the complicated, worried mind of the masterly illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Given the paucity of books on the subject despite perennial demand, it will be deservedly welcomed by teachers in many settings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Rockwells mother and daughter bring to St. Read full book review >

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AT THE SUPERMARKET by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"While it's a shame this update does not do more to include ethnic diversity in the foods acquired and depicted, its quiet clarity is sure to attract newcomers who appreciate the simpler pace of life it reflects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rockwell's 1979 classic gets a makeover with new illustrations and an updated story. Read full book review >

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MY PRESCHOOL by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Readers who are reluctant about this milestone as well as those who are eagerly anticipating it will find a welcome resource in this brightly illustrated tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ebullient little boy describes his day, expertly guiding readers through all aspects of preschool life. Read full book review >

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PUMPKIN DAY, PUMPKIN NIGHT by Anne Rockwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Rockwell's occasional stabs at seasonal atmospherics—the smell of pumpkins baking (the mother has bought ten little ones for a pie), apples ripening, the turning leaves—only falteringly conjure an autumnal mood. (Picture book. 3-7)"
paper 0-8027-8697 Rockwell's story of a young boy searching for the perfect pumpkin is more of a meditation than a story to evoke the spirit of a season. Read full book review >

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THE ACORN TREE by Anne Rockwell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Straightforward, easy-to-read, and well-selected, these ten stories draw the farthest corners of the earth closer to the youngest reader. (Picture book/folklore. 4+)"
For those who like their folktales mild, this is the perfect introduction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Note; pronunciation guide. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Inspired by her grandfather's tales of ``the wondrous tricks and transformations of the Greek gods and goddesses,'' a well- loved author known for her simple books for the very young achieves with astonishing grace her goal of making these stories appealing ``to children as young as I was when I first heard them.'' Lucid and lively, her 15 chapters present the major gods and goddesses plus several of their interactions with mortals (e.g., Echo, King Midas, Actaeon); with judicious pruning and admirable tact, Rockwell manages to suggest the myths' earthier underpinnings without being explicit, yet without subverting their deeper meanings. Read full book review >

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CAREER DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"A sparkling, family-centered, no-threat introduction to considerations of what might be fun for little ones to do when they grow up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The mother-daughter team of Anne and Lizzy Rockwell (Thanksgiving Day, 1999, etc.) presents their fourth visit to Mrs. Madoff's busy, bright, and active classroom. Read full book review >