Search Results: "Carl Norac"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The team responsible for My Daddy Is a Giant (2005) has created another winner, and the pairing of these volumes makes a wonderful paean to loving parents and the lucky children who unabashedly adore them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the end of this enchanting story, the child-narrator declares that when she grows up, "I'm going to be magic too," like her mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DADDY IS A GIANT by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"The matching cowlicks in their red hair help, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pride of a young boy who is growing up just like his daddy is evident in this look at their closeness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"However, despite credits for Sandburg's writings and many grateful acknowledgments, there is no indication of the written sources used for the primary text. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A clever organization and nostalgic ink-and-watercolor illustrations cannot save this picture-book biography of one of the 20th century's great men of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Hugs abound among the puffy-cheeked rodents in this mushy, overstated tale and its greeting-card message. (Book-of-the- Month-Club selection) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Resembling in spirit and content such books as Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You? (1995, not reviewed), this book stars Lola, a nut-brown hamster who could be an adopted cousin of Nutbrown Hare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, SWEETIE PIE by Carl Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"She is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a third in the series of picture books about Lola the hamster that began with I Love You So Much (1998), Lola's friend Lulu asks her, on the first day of class, what her parents call her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL SAGAN by William Poundstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A readable and comprehensive life of a fascinating subject."
Carl Sagan was without question the most famous scientist since Einstein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Budding scientists will surely draw inspiration from this biography of Linnaeus, whom Anderson dubs ``the greatest botanist of all time.'' Linnaeus and his world—18th-century Sweden—may seem far removed from most middle-graders' experiences, but Anderson creates a dramatic narrative fully capable of keeping readers enthralled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 1991

Sandburg's long life (1878-1967) illustrates the great American success story: Emerging from an austere Swedish immigrant background, through work, discipline, clean living, and high thinking he achieved fame, love, power, and money, and was identified at his death, at age 89, with the voice of America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWING CAFÉ by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer, translated by Jacob Homel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The text's a bit long on gratuitous adventure, but the package is unusual and fresh. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This French import incorporates classic jazz tunes from the 1920s through '50s with the determined aspirations of an angel-voiced Brazilian cricket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL SAGAN by Keay Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1999

"A smoothly written, sometimes critical look at a leading scientific figure of our time."
Another bio of the flamboyant astronomer and creator of Cosmos (see William Poundstone, p. 1391), from a veteran science writer (coauthor with George Smoot of Wrinkles in Time, 1993). Read full book review >