Search Results: "Bagram Ibatoulline"


BOOK REVIEW

HANA IN THE TIME OF THE TULIPS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Children (and adults) may not quite follow the story, since the resolution seems overly simple, but both will thrill to the beauty of the pictures and the tender concern of a child for her father. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tour de force for the artist, but a story that doesn't quite hang together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING by Philip Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"All who have succumbed to the allure of the railroad will be stopped in their own tracks by this eye-filling, show-stopping debut showcase, but younger trainiacs may still prefer to hop aboard Donald Crews's Freight Train (1978). (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
The locomotive sounds its old siren song in this pairing of a poem from Booth's first book and spectacularly realistic art from Russia-born Ibatoulline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BLUE COMET by Rosemary Wells
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ibatouilline's full-color, atmospheric Norman Rockwell-like vignettes enhance the nostalgic feel of this warm, cleverly crafted adventure. (Historical fiction/time travel. 11 & up)"
Time travel hurts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Simply splendid. (Biography. 9-12)"
A gloriously designed biography of Marco Polo brings to young readers some of the excitement his Description of the World must have offered to contemporary readers upon its publication at the turn of the 14th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDDAUGHTER NECKLACE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A lovely family tribute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Drawing on family history, Wyeth exalts intergenerational bonds and the heirloom that symbolizes them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SERPENT CAME TO GLOUCESTER by M.T. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A 19th-century tale presented in grand, 19th-century style. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
To commemorate well-documented old sightings of huge sea serpents gamboling off the New England coast, Ibatoulline paints richly detailed scenes of wide seas and narrow shores, of small boats, monstrous writhing coils and astonished onlookers—to which Anderson pairs an old man's reminiscence in verse: "The serpent was twirling, just chasing its tail, / And showed all intention of staying. / ‘Is it back in the deep?' ‘Is it eating our sheep?' / ‘I think,' I said, ‘that the serpent is playing.' " Young monster lovers will share the wonder of this never-solved mystery, and applaud when a company of sea-hunter's strenuous efforts to kill the monster yield only a large mackerel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVEN IMAGES by Bagram Ibatoulline
Released: Sept. 1, 1982

"Fleischman establishes a storyteller's hold on his audience; they can put themselves in his hands with the assurance that they won't be disappointed—and that all the surprises will be well within the established conventions."
From the author of The Half-a-Moon Inn; three polished tales set in the past and told with dexterous application of old genre techniques. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

"A potentially lovely and interesting effort, but both text and illustrations just miss the mark. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Queen Elizabeth I makes her way through the English countryside on one of her summer "progresses," attended by an entourage that includes two traitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An idyllic picture of an ancient practice. (index) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
A trained hawk serves as fierce centerpiece to broad, sweeping views of castle and countryside in this rhapsodic tribute to the craft of falconry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOM BOOM GO AWAY! by Laura Geringer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"As more toys, sounds and text jumble each page, readers may be tempted to simply shut the book and enjoy the sounds of silence. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toys come alive in a child's disheveled room, each with its own instrument and unique sound, and chime together for a bedtime song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW CALL by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Relevant for families whose parents are returning from war, the text is also ripe for classroom discussion and for advanced readers. (Picture book. 7-10)"
It's a cold November morning, and Liz's father has just returned from the war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARECROW’S DANCE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"A conversation-starter for parents interested in discussing the meaning of sacrifice or who wish to explore Christian faith with their children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One autumn's eve, the forlorn scarecrow watching over the cornfield is magically freed. Read full book review >