Search Results: "Arnold Lobel"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >

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THE TURNAROUND WIND by Arnold Lobel
Released: July 1, 1988

"The mastery of color and design is recognizably Lobel's, and larger collections will certainly want to include this example; but, sadly, children will find it puzzling and somber in tone."
First cataloguing a series of characters in 20 vignettes, most depicting pairs (an organ grinder and his monkey; the mayor and his wife)—although there are other special relationships (an artist with his paints; a thief looking for things to steal)—Lobel then includes the lot in a single double-spread where the dark, angry-looking wind rushes in to blow everyone awry. Read full book review >

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FABLES by Arnold Lobel
Released: Aug. 20, 1980

"All of which serves to confirm Lobel's moral for his story of 'The Frogs at the Rainbow's End': 'The highest hopes may lead to the greatest disappointments."
One might expect that the creator of Frog and Toad could, if he chose, give us fables with some subtlety and psychological depth. Read full book review >

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ON THE DAY PETER STUYVESANT SAILED INTO TOWN by Arnold Lobel
Released: Oct. 13, 1971

"Droll, too."
Puffed-up, peg-legged, hawk-nosed Peter Stuyvesant, a feather in his wide-brimmed hat, a buckle on his boot, could be the Captain of the Pinafore the way he self-asserts: he makes a great, grand entrance and Lobel makes it rhyme. Read full book review >

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MARTHA THE MOVIE MOUSE by Arnold Lobel
Released: Aug. 17, 1966

"She goes from waif mouse to theater mouse to homeless mouse to theatre mouse-returned before her big moment springs down as surely as a cheese loaded trap."
Once there was the mouse who rushed into the prompter's box at the Met to lead the singers.... Read full book review >

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LUCILLE by Arnold Lobel
Released: March 11, 1964

"The colorful, spontaneous art work combines with the very simple text — words are repeated but not monotonously — to make a forthright belly-laugher for first year readers."
The author-illustrator of the amusing Mister Muster books (the last was A Holiday for Mr. Muster, 1963, p. 595, J-197) has created a glum plowhorse, Lucille, who is depressed when she sees herself as a "dull and dirty" creature. Read full book review >

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UNCLE ELEPHANT by Arnold Lobel
Released: Sept. 9, 1981

"A model uncle and a warming relationship, projected with a resonance that invites dwelling on, and re-reading."
Uncle Elephant has "more wrinkles than a tree has leaves" (or, as he goes on, than a beach has sand or the sky Stars), and he "feels the creaks" when out walking. Read full book review >

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GRASSHOPPER ON THE ROAD by Arnold Lobel
Released: Oct. 4, 1978

"You can trust Lobel to provide beginning readers with just a little more thought food than meets the eye—while just as gently pleasing the eye with his soft-toned, harmonious illustrations."
A young fellow going down the road and running into a succession of sillies is a common folklore theme, but this isn't just another variation. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 1978

"And all their foibles, talents, and comical conditions are keynoted with style and assurance in Lobel's solid little figures—as splendid in pastel rags (or, in one case, sprouting grass) as in 18th-century finery."
Lobel delights with his selections as much as his illustrations in these 35 lesserknown folk rhymes, all with human subjects. Read full book review >

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PRINCE BERTRAM THE BAD by Arnold Lobel
Released: March 13, 1963

"Arnold Lobel's hilarious illustrations (two colors) allow for no suppression of giggles among children and adults alike."
A riotous twist on the good-little-prince fairy tales, this tells of an incorrigible member of the royal family who in no uncertain terms was a regular monster. Read full book review >

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ON MARKET STREET by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 6, 1981

An almost wordless alphabet book that is simple, original, gimmick-free, and bursting with the surprise and delight to be found on a stroll along Market Street. Read full book review >

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Released: March 28, 1977

"It's not the look most would envision for the story's simple humor, but it makes a splendid show, and this wily rooster, in all his golden glory, is a natural performer."
Lobel is in direct touch with the preschool funnybone in this folklike tale of a robber who creeps at night into a barn, aiming to make off with the rooster. Read full book review >