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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING by Elizabeth Winthrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The sentimentality is evident but not overwrought in this tale of kindness recompensed. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Knitting warm dreams along with wool into her socks, a poor child mysteriously earns a lasting reward with an act of charity on Christmas Eve. 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

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

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 >

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 >