Search Results: "Barbara Fienberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE ONCE WAS A BOY CALLED TASHI by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"There's a whole series, though, so more is sure to come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Australia, this import introduces Tashi and his family, who live in a vaguely Asian landscape, with elements of Near Eastern and Western naming and imagery. Read full book review >

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TASHI AND THE PHOENIX by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Look no further for a different type of first chapter book. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Tashi is the star of a long-running series from Australia (Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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NUMBER 8 by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The suspense builds toward a gripping climax, followed by a gratifying rock-and-roll wrap-up. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Excellent characterization and a touching friendship mark this appealing Australian thriller. Read full book review >

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HORRENDO’S CURSE by Anna Fienberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"The occasional illustrations are oddly dim, but provide appropriate caricatures. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this agenda-heavy but comic tale, a lad brings peace between a pirate crew and the town it terrorizes by combining culinary wizardry and an inability to say anything that's not nice. Read full book review >

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BORROWED LIGHT by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Slow-moving but eventually powerful, this is a meditation for more intellectually inclined young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In lyrical prose Fienberg documents the inner contemplations of a shy Australian girl, Callisto, during her turbulent 16th year. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH IN THE LAKE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fienberg's Borrowed Light (2000). (Fiction. 11-13)"
A gripping climax takes far too long to arrive in this glacial tale of young love and wizardry in 16th-century Italy. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Small, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and b&w illustrations. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MISS MUFFET by Barbara Nascimbeni
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are a few clever ideas in this series, but many of the added verses and the repetitive art feel forced to fit the die-cut-hole gimmick. (Board book. 2-4)"
The famed Mother Goose arachnophobe finds her picnic pilfered by various animals in this expanded adaptation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINSTORM by Barbara Lehman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Another surrealist triumph from a vigorous emerging talent. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Boredom leads to excitement when a little boy, trapped by rain, finds wonder and escape in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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PERFECT SNOW by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cooperation, teamwork and creative problem solving taken to new levels make this a great choice, no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Most snow-themed books celebrate a day off from school, but Reid's latest just may have kids hoping for their own snow-filled recess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bash (Ancient Ones, 1994, etc.) has created a harmonious story, written out in calligraphy and warmly, colorfully illustrated with authentic scenes that firmly root this tree's importance in the facts. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A fascinating look at the social, spiritual, and ecological significance of the banyan tree in the life of an Indian village. Read full book review >