Search Results: "Art Wolfe"


BOOK REVIEW

FROGS by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is a convincing testament to unique creatures and their increasingly threatening environment. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The full-color photographs in this work pay gleaming, glistening homage to the frog, who survived for millions of years after the dinosaurs, only to be endangered by manmade pollutants today. Read full book review >

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NORTHWEST ANIMAL BABIES by Andrea Helman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 1998

Fuzzy raccoons peek, feathery burrowing owls yawn, a bison calf peers, all in this photographic take on the animal young of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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HIDING OUT by James Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Scientific names not included; brief index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another visual delight from the author and photographer of Chameleons (1991), with striking color photos of animals using camouflage to conceal themselves, alter their appearance, and mimic plants or other animals. Read full book review >

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CHAMELEONS by James Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
Dramatic full-color photos and a brief but lucid text provide an inviting introduction to some of the 100 species of true chameleons that inhabit Africa, Madagascar, Asia, and the Mediterranean coast of Europe. Read full book review >

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TENTACLES by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Subtitled ``The Amazing World of Octopus, Squid, and Their Relatives,'' a fascinating introduction to the cephalapods, which also include the nautilus and cuttlefish. Read full book review >

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TRIBES by Art Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Wolfe's photos offer a striking illustration of that desire."
From the Maasai of Kenya to the Kayapo of Brazil and the Dani of Indonesia, photographer Wolfe has traveled around the world to capture the remaining indigenous peoples in all the startling beauty of their native garb: startling in the bright red and yellow body paint of the Huli warrior, in a Yanomamo woman's face pierced with narrow bones, the scarification of a male Bumi's torso, the geometrical paintings on the buttocks of a Surma couple, and the full-body tatoos of Polynesia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ACTION ABC by Karen Pandell
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"For a stronger illustration of the same concept, see Jean Marzollo and Jerry Pinkney's Pretend You're a Cat (1990), which stretches minds as well as bodies. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The alphabet in this book functions more as a framework than it does a primer in letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAMAUS by Art Spiegelman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The power of Maus doesn't require such exhaustive explanation and annotation, but those with a taste for it will find their appreciation enhanced."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation, impact and aftereffects of Maus. Read full book review >

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BREAKDOWNS by Art Spiegelman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Fans of graphic novels in general and Spiegelman in particular will savor this."
A reissue of the graphic artist's early, little-seen volume shows his formative work, while an extensive forword and afterword provide autobiographical context. Read full book review >

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13 HANGMEN by Art Corriveau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Ghostly fun in old Boston. (historical note) (Fantasy. 9-14)"
When Tony DiMarco's family moves from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Boston's North End, Tony finds himself in the middle of a mystery going back to the days of Paul Revere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Full of hard-earned humor and pathos, Maus (I and II) takes your breath away with its stunning visual style, reminding us that while we can never forget the Holocaust, we may need new ways to remember."
Together with the much-acclaimed first volume of Spiegelman's Maus (1987—not reviewed), this unusual Holocaust tale will forever alter the way serious readers think of graphic narratives (i.e., comic books). Read full book review >