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

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 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

COYOTE MOON by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"'Yip-yip-yip-yip!' indeed, for this sympathetic portrayal of a not-often-celebrated creature who shares our world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
By the light of the moon, a coyote quietly prowls through a suburban neighborhood, hunting for food for her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Captivating and powerful. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The story of one person's life is the very essence of history, transcending time, distance and generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An author's note explains the genesis of the story and fleshes out the principals, including Tad and Willie, who, like their father, lived too-brief lives. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not much is heard about President Lincoln's children, so Rabin fills a gap with this brief snapshot into the lives of two of them, Tad and Willie, which Ibatoulline illustrates with a softly drenched light that suggests yesteryear and a hint of melancholy, his images often evoking hand-tinted daguerreotypes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREAT JOY by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This simple but powerful story will indeed bring the reader great joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newbery Medalist DiCamillo is joined again by the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2005) in this moving story that offers the reader (or young listener) a treat: a story with an outwardly simple plot but with an inner core of meaning that is deeply satisfying. Read full book review >