Search Results: "Brian Wildsmith"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN WILDSMITH'S AMAZING WORLD OF WORDS by Brian Wildsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Drawbacks: There's an index for which any use is difficult to imagine, and the tab cuts on the pages will become quickly dog- eared. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wildsmith (Saint Francis, 1995) enters the picture-search market long dominated by Waldo and the I Spy series. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS by Brian Wildsmith
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But the gilt-edged, stained- glass beauty of the pages is oddly out of keeping with the saint who called himself il poverello; the warm, down-to-earth humanity of Lewin's paintings suits his story better. (Picture book. 6+)"
An estimable work with two formidable competitors: Tomie dePaola's Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi (1982) and Margaret Hodges's Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts (1991), illustrated by Ted Lewin. ``The Canticle of Brother Sun'' opens the book, and a recapitulation of the facts of Francis's life, with dates, closes it. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER STORY by Brian Wildsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A richly complex visual feast, masterfully integrated into a reverent, unusual interpretation: Wildsmith at his best. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Framing his unadorned retelling of the biblical account with his own story about Jesus's donkey, ridden to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and last seen going home with ``one of Jesus' friends'' after the Ascension, Wildsmith relates key events surrounding the crucifixion in some detail; but the glory of this book—even more than its companion, A Christmas Story (1989)—is its illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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OVER THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Daisaku Ikeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 1993

"A useful multicultural contribution that's a joy to behold. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Akiko and Hiroshi are lonely on the island to which their parents' work has brought them, until they meet Pablo, who shows them the tropical world's entrancing secrets, teaches them to paddle an outrigger canoe, and shares the delights of a coral reef. Read full book review >

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THE CHERRY TREE by Daisaku Ikeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mourning their father, who died in a war that also left their home in ruins, Taichi and his sister Yumiko decide to help an old man who is wrapping a damaged cherry tree in straw mats as protection against the cold, in the hope that—for the first time since war began—the tree will bloom. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW COUNTRY PRINCE by Daisaku Ikeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Wildsmith's familiar flamboyant art, his imaginatively observed creatures displayed against lovely impressionistic vistas, is handsomely showcased in this oversize volume. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A gentle Japanese tale about two children who care for the birds, especially an injured swan, while their father is away for the winter fishing. Read full book review >

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I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >

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BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >