Search Results: "Bimba Landmann"


BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF THE LITTLE PRINCE by Bimba Landmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2014

"A gift to young readers with adventurous, poetic souls. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry might have loved young readers had he grown old and continued writing—certainly there's much for children to love about the daring French aviator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM MARC CHAGALL by Bimba Landmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A timeline provides concrete facts, but the overall effect of the whole inevitably (and perhaps appropriately) emphasizes image over mere biography. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Hot on the heels of Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005) comes another picture-book biography of the great 20th-century surrealist, this one illustrated with stunningly three-dimensional mixed-media collages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO by Guido Visconti
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Though collections with especially heavy demand for arts, science, or history curriculum support focusing on Renaissance artists will certainly want to add this, Diane Stanley's impressive and rich Leonardo Da Vinci (1996) will remain the gold standard. (Picture book. 7+)"
Fact and fiction blur in a handsome, imported hybrid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARE AND FRANCIS by Guido Visconte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"While not for very young children, middle-graders will be able to grasp sanctity so clearly delineated. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The 13th-century Italian saints Francis and Clare of Assisi continue to inspire: Francis with his love for all creatures and Clare, who saw visions on her windows, as a possible patron saint of the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICOLO’S UNICORN by Sylvaine Nahas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Buy this one for the art and all of those unicorn fans, and have children come up with an ending on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Otherworldly artwork accompanies Nahas's American debut, the story of a boy who dreams of meeting a unicorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST FOR TODAY by St. John XXIII
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2015

"There's plenty of wisdom here for older children and adults of many faiths. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Landmann illustrates the decalogue of Angelo Roncalli, probably best known as Pope John XXIII and now St. John—a simple set of 10 precepts to live by. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDFATHER WHISKER'S TABLE by Eun-Jeong Jo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"Visually evocative of time and place but spoiled by apparently incomplete research and debatable historical claims. (afterword, timeline) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Italy's famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, serves as background for a medieval child's first experience with a banker. Read full book review >