Search Results: "Beckie Prange"


BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF THE WATER BOATMAN by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2005

"Matching Kurt Cyrus's Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses (2001) for that up-close feel, this also makes an engrossing companion for Michael Elsohn Ross's Pond Watching with Ann Morgan (2000), illus by Wendy Smith. (glossary) (Poetry. 7-10)"
The stately rhythms of Sidman's 11 rhymed or free verse poems find echoes in Prange's strongly modeled, richly colored woodcut scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UBIQUITOUS by Joyce Sidman
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Lovely. (glossary) (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
Sidman delights with another gorgeous collection of poems celebrating the natural world, this time focusing on species remarkable for their ability to adapt and thrive in an often-harsh world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NORTH STAR by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A bright, populous countdown for nature lovers, Midwestern or otherwise. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A cumulative tally of flora and fauna in Minnesota—the North Star State. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHILOSOPHER'S KISS by Peter Prange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Published successfully in Germany in 2003, the novel arrives freshly translated by the reliable Steven T. Murray, who did Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Despite some soapy bits, it deserves to score with American audiences, too."
Denis Diderot, hero of the Enlightenment, battles dark forces galore, in novelist Prange's U.S. debut. Read full book review >