Search Results: "Annemarie van Haeringen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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 >

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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

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

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

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VAN by John Ball
Released: March 22, 1989

Ball's final novel (he died last October) is a sorry testament: neither is it one of his popular Virgil Tibbs mysteries (In the Heat of the Night, etc.) nor an addition to his Jack Tallon series, but a lumbering police procedural—loosely based on a real L.A. serial-killer case—saved from amateurism only by tight attention to cop-detail. Read full book review >