Search Results: "Arthur Lennig"


BOOK REVIEW

STROHEIM by Arthur Lennig
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Although Lennig underplays Stroheim's legendary dark personal pursuits, he provides a definitive portrait of the notorious director and, in his accounting of the follies of art met by commerce, an affecting cultural history. (30 b&w photos)"
A magisterial, crazily comprehensive biographical study of the original renegade director: the man they loved to hate, Erich von Stroheim. Read full book review >

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PIGAROONS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Like his previous pig tales, this is engaging, ingenious, and original—a 'pigadilly.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Only Geisert's agile mind could construct a fanciful pig plot with pirates, ice sculptures, and flying ships. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS TROUBLE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of wordplay into the brief text to complement his playful, loosely drawn illustrations, Howard produces another child-friendly episode, this one with an underlying message about parental expectations and being allowed to be one's own fool. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another perceptive, deceptively cartoonish tale from Howard. Read full book review >

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HOODWINKED by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"These illustrations enhance and enrich an amusing story that is sure to please. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When it's time to choose a pet, a young witch named Mitzi requires something that is definitely not cute or cuddly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN NUMERALS I TO MM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"XXII Big balloons,'' when no more than XII are shown), this curiosity may bemuse more than it educates, but it does give graphic expression to some huge numbers, and so may find a use beyond the alphanumeric byway it explores. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Geisert (Haystack, 1995, etc.) draws upon legions of diminutive pigs to demonstrate the meanings and construction of roman numerals; tubby porculi trot and tussle—in swarms for the larger numbers—about farmyards, a playground, parkland, and a rather scanty junkyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIANT SEED by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This is a story of magic, etched with an everydayness that encourages readers to invite wonder, even bewilderment, into their lives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome addition to Geisert's gratifying series of wordless oddments features a volcano, a giant seed pod and, for sure, a bunch of pigs. Read full book review >

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OINK OINK by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A joyful adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a wordless sequel to the wordless Oink (1991), the eight piglets leave their sleeping mother and sally forth, using a handy wheeled chute as a seesaw to get over their pen's fence into a cornfield, where they garner ears of corn, then gleefully escape their pursuing mother for a picnic on a nearby island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERSTORM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Though children might need some reassurance, this beautifully nuanced meditation on the power of nature—and community resilience—will reward repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A powerful summer storm careens through a Midwestern farming community in six hours, leaving an uneven wake of destruction. Read full book review >

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HOGWASH by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2008

"Readers and prereaders both will chortle, whether they come upon this before or after their individual ablutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How to get dozens of piglets and their clothes clean after a day's romp in mud and paint? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Clever and ingenious with a great title: wonderful entertainment. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Geisert hits a new stride in this inventive, engaging mystery as a young piglet girl goes with her grandpa to the art museum for copying day—when the museum is closed and artists can come and paint or draw the collection. Read full book review >

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THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS FIVE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A quietly comic work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jeremy tells what his life was like when he was five. Read full book review >