Search Results: "Annemarie O'Brien"


BOOK REVIEW

LARA'S GIFT by Annemarie O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Engrossing and powerful. (author's note, afterword, bibliography, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
On a remote estate in 1910s Russia, Lara must prove herself capable of following in her father's footsteps as the head of a prestigious borzoi breeding kennel. Read full book review >

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COCO AND THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Annemarie van Haeringen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"With no notes or sources of any kind, the book is unsuitable as biography, but as a picture book, it is utterly endearing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book look at one of fashion's most iconic designers. Read full book review >

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MR. MATISSE AND HIS CUTOUTS by Annemarie van Haeringen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The drama of the artist's fulfillment of his creative desires through this direct medium is somewhat undercut by the paucity of the visual elements. (biographical note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The story of the legendary painter's adoption of paper cutouts as an expressive medium after illness made traditional painting physically impossible is told here through lively pen-and-watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

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EAT UP, LITTLE DONKEY by Rindert Kromhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A perfect, elemental fusion of story and art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Donkey doesn't want lunch, until the ducks do, in Kromhout's bonbon of a tale. Read full book review >

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YOUNG PALESTINIANS SPEAK by Anthony Robinson
Released: July 25, 2017

"A poignant, powerful, and insightful collection of voices seldom heard. (photos, maps, timeline, references) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Children, teens, and 20-somethings, from all over Gaza Strip and the West Bank, speak in their own voices about their daily experiences of living under occupation. Read full book review >

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MOHAMMED’S JOURNEY by Anthony Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Most disappointing is the sparse informational material, which only sketchily summarizes the modern history of Iraq and the Kurds and lacks any references. (authors' notes, map) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Without much introduction, Mohammed, a young Kurd, tells his frightening family story. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DONKEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT by Rindert Kromhout
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"This amusing, realistic and non-didactic treatment of a common experience is sure to please both toddlers and their parents. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Donkey returns for a second outing in which the topic is the universal problem toddlers have with sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF THE WICKED WITCH by Hanna Kraan
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"In this last scene and throughout the book, Kraan steals readers' expectations and transforms them into chuckles. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Everything readers who have conquered chapter books could want: 14 brief, perfectly paced episodes that add up to a cauldron- sized triumph in the reformation of a witch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1997

"The frequent black-and-white wash illustrations display vigorous brushwork, animals blessedly au naturel and a rangy witch festooned with mushrooms. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In theme and tone, this fresh and funny sequel to Tales of the Wicked Witch (1995) recalls another import about perilous acquaintances, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's My Friend, the Vampire (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1 2 3 LITTLE DONKEY by Rindert Kromhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet and definitely out of the ordinary. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A counting book and a cautionary tale, translated from Dutch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME AND DANCE, WICKED WITCH! by Hanna Kraan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Music and dance work their magic on a witch—and readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Welcome to a community party deep in the woods. Read full book review >