Search Results: "Bonnie Geisert"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE WINTER by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Little House on the Prairie fans might enjoy this one, particularly on a chilly day with a cozy cup of cocoa to keep them company. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Like Geisert's Prairie Summer and Lessons (2002, 2007), this sequel is set in 1950s South Dakota and is based on the author's childhood experiences. Read full book review >

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LESSONS by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"This isn't for every reader, but for children like Rachel, who care deeply about matters of the heart and soul. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This stand-alone sequel to Prairie Summer (2002), a shorter chapter book with illustrations, continues in a longer story that features ten-year-old Rachel, not only anxious about the new school year, but why her father appears sad every time he looks at her new baby brother. Read full book review >

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RIVER TOWN by Bonnie Geisert
Released: April 1, 1999

The Geiserts continue their panoramic documentation of American small town life with this follow-up to Prairie Town (1998). Read full book review >

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DESERT TOWN by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"City and suburban children especially will benefit from the reminder that there is more to this country than malls and high-rises. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The Geiserts (Mountain Town, 2000, etc.) observe a fourth American small town through a year's changes. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE TOWN by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the Geiserts observe and evoke the pace and rhythms of life in a prairie town with abundant affection. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This hawk's-eye view allows readers to circle over a small town during a year in which, at close inspection, apparently changeless streets and structures surrounded by flat horizons and "uninterrupted sky" yield up a host of stories, depicted in Lilliputian scale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAYSTACK by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Big landscapes with tiny, precise details, plus the pigs that are a Geisert trademark will entice readers to linger over this eye-opener and to think about a rural staple usually only glimpsed from the window of a passing car. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A timely appreciation of the lowly haystack that, standing ``high, long and wide on the prairie'' once provided months of low- cost food and shelter for livestock on the farm. Read full book review >

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PIGAROONS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Like his previous pig tales, this is engaging, ingenious, and original—a 'pigadilly.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Only Geisert's agile mind could construct a fanciful pig plot with pirates, ice sculptures, and flying ships. Read full book review >

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ROMAN NUMERALS I TO MM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"XXII Big balloons,'' when no more than XII are shown), this curiosity may bemuse more than it educates, but it does give graphic expression to some huge numbers, and so may find a use beyond the alphanumeric byway it explores. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Geisert (Haystack, 1995, etc.) draws upon legions of diminutive pigs to demonstrate the meanings and construction of roman numerals; tubby porculi trot and tussle—in swarms for the larger numbers—about farmyards, a playground, parkland, and a rather scanty junkyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERSTORM by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Though children might need some reassurance, this beautifully nuanced meditation on the power of nature—and community resilience—will reward repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A powerful summer storm careens through a Midwestern farming community in six hours, leaving an uneven wake of destruction. Read full book review >

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HOGWASH by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2008

"Readers and prereaders both will chortle, whether they come upon this before or after their individual ablutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How to get dozens of piglets and their clothes clean after a day's romp in mud and paint? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Clever and ingenious with a great title: wonderful entertainment. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Geisert hits a new stride in this inventive, engaging mystery as a young piglet girl goes with her grandpa to the art museum for copying day—when the museum is closed and artists can come and paint or draw the collection. Read full book review >

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THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >