Search Results: "Barbara Brenner"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES by Barbara Brenner
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Our garden / doesn't spread out very far, it's a little affair / in which we won't lose each other. / For you and me it's enough." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The glimpses of the artist's development in this handsome book provides may be apocryphal autobiography from West himself (Brenner bases her incidents on his account of his childhood), but the charm and innocence of his delinquencies will attract readers. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A folk-art quality infuses Dunrea's clean-lined and pleasing gouache illustrations for this highly appealing biography from Brenner (The Earth is Painted Green, 1994, etc.) on the childhood of America's first world-famous artist, Benjamin West. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Crediting editors and designers is a nice touch. (Poetry. 7+)"
A veteran author and illustrator bring their common interest in nature to a beautiful anthology of high-quality poetry: 91 poems from such as Roethke, Sandburg, Ciardi, Merriam, Millay, and Zolotow and from Leila and Tanya Dreskin (ages 5 and 7), plus several haiku and Native American songs. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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ONE SMALL PLACE IN A TREE by Barbara Brenner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Leonard's bright illustrations match the text well—detailed, but not overly so, with a good sense of movement and life. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Brenner shows young readers two different ways of looking at nature. Read full book review >

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GOOD NEWS by Barbara Brenner
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1991

"The illustrations are lively and appropriately comic; they also help define less familiar species like wood duck and muskrat. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
On Level 1 of the useful ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, a story pivoting on the exaggeration of news as it's passed along. Read full book review >