Search Results: "Benny Zelkowicz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUNDRY'S EDGE by Cam Baity
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An edgy, fast-moving, Seuss-ian political allegory for a new generation. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A spoiled 12-year-old girl discovers that her country stands on a metal foundation "built from the bones of a murdered world." Read full book review >

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WAYBOUND by Cameron Baity
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A brainy, action-packed fantasy outing even more complex and sophisticated than series opener Foundry's Edge (2015). (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Phoebe Plumm and Micah Tanner bravely search for the mysterious Occulyth, which they hope will resolve all of their challenges in this second of the Books of Ore. Read full book review >

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DRAW WHAT YOU SEE by Kathleen Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Indelible. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
African-American artist and arts activist Andrews was an outsider by birth and politics but not an outsider, or self-taught artist. Read full book review >

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PICTURES FOR MISS JOSIE by Sandra Belton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A fine tribute. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-American boy's success is demonstrated in this brief narrative that credits the supportive mentoring he received from a strong and disciplined educator. Read full book review >

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SKY SASH SO BLUE by Libby Hathorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Through it all runs Susannah's sky blue sash, a simple but talismanic scarf, a vehicle to express love, generosity, remembrance, and the tie that binds. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A fine picture book from Hathorn and Andrews: The text, a poem, is provoking and challenging, with a pulsing lyric understatement, while the superb artwork is composed of a collage of fabric snips painted in subtly harmonious, unctuous color. Read full book review >

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NINE OPEN ARMS by Benny Lindelauf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A challenging and entirely unique Dutch import. (translator's note, character list, slang word list, map, contents) (Fiction. 11-14)"
At the end of an isolated road outside a small village in Holland in 1937, Fing and her eccentric family find themselves in a strange house that gives up its secrets reluctantly and with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Still, this is an attractive portrait of a 'living legend' and a good match with Delivering Justice (2006), also by Haskins and Andrews. (timeline) (Picture book. 7-12)"
"John Lewis was born at a time when the winds of change were blowing." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This pleasing treatment of one man's efforts to bring about seismic change is marred by a lack of documentation of quoted material, but is followed up with a biographical note. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The story of a boy who grew up to be one of Savannah's Civil Rights leaders is simply told and illustrated with striking oil-and-collage paintings. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 3, 2006

"So long, / so far away / is Africa. / Not even memories alive / Save those that history books create, / Save those that songs / Beat back into the blood." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST AS GOOD by Chris Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fine story about baseball that makes its point quietly and effectively. (historical note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A young boy and his parents gather round their brand-new radio, purchased just for the occasion, to listen anxiously and, finally, exultantly as Larry Doby leads the 1948 Cleveland Indians to World Series victory. Read full book review >

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THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fine story with a theme seldom visited. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this loving, warmly sentimental tale an old man fondly remembers his childhood days with his grandmother. Read full book review >