Search Results: "Charlotte Zolotow"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDSON LEW by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: March 1, 1974

"The warm, shimmering pictures will no doubt help to make this as popular as Zolotow's other tender memories, though personally we could do without those 'eye hugs' particularly since William Pene Du Bogs makes them look like maniacal gleams from some bearded, white robed ghost."
Though he was only two when Grandpa died, Lewis at six suddenly remembers him, and calls his mother to his room in the night to tell her about how he misses him. Read full book review >

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ONE STEP TWO... by Cindy Wheeler
Released: March 1, 1981

"It's still endearing, but not fulfilling."
Charlotte Zolotow's 1955 evocation of a two-year-old's simple, momentous discoveries during a walk to the end of the block has been slightly updated—the milkmanand-horse is replaced by a garbage truck, the hurdy-gurdy man gives way to a closer look at some daffodils-and completely redesigned and illustrated. Read full book review >

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SAY IT! by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Zolotow's text was first published in 1980, but it still resonates with today's parents and children, particularly as imagined by Voake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a mother and daughter enjoy "a golden, windy autumn day," the daughter urges her mother to "say it." Read full book review >

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CHANGES by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: April 1, 2015

"Though touted as a child's 'first' poetry collection, Zolotow's heartwarming seasonal verse charms all ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A newly gathered collection of timeless seasonal poems originally published in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, with all-new illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Nov. 3, 1965

"It staggers, while it delights, the imagination that all the way back to Neanderthal days, mothers were probably restraining their daughters from tickling the fox-faced furs of the imposing ladies in front of them."
From the illustrations, the girl narrator could be one of Eloise's cousins— on the brunette side of the family but also directly descended from the same double jointed imp. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A LADY by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Sept. 1, 1984

"Imperishable loveliness."
A lean, resonant Zolotow text expands, in Stevenson's free, expressive watercolor drawings, into a celebration of old-people-hood and the generation jump. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND JOHN by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: March 13, 1968

"It's a slightly off-center approach to the give-and-take of best-friendship, aptly drawn out by Ben Schechter who has few equals for glowering determination or the sidelong smile."
Another much-in-little with a complementary thesis similar to the conclusion of If It Weren't For You (1966, 509, J-169) by the same team. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR by William Pene du Bois
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

Though characteristically faithful, this is one of the less resonant of the author's emotional sounding boards. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"A worthwhile collection."
A companion piece to An Overpraised Season: Ten Stories of Youth. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1969

"One does see a real child slicking up for school, learning to add on an abacus, helping his father bring in nets and mend them, fetching flat bread from an old woman and going to the well for water, etc, etc; one wishes; disparately, that the teacher weren't named Miss Acropolis, that the abacus were identified, that the author would withhold her applause."
This is the fifth of the new series of Face to Face Books (see Bernheim, Reit, Roberts & Weiss above), and the only thing one can say about the group as a whole is that each will have to be evaluated separately. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1964

"Not up to this author's standards."
A somewhat fragile looking little boy tells his even littler sister about all the heroic deeds he will accomplish when he grows up. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Individual readers might find something to latch onto here; to expect more than that would be overpraise indeed."
Facile would be the best adjective to apply overall to these ten stories, and only Updike's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth" (recently anthologized in Spinner's Live and Learn, KR, p. 693, J-241) and Doris Lessing's "Flight" escape that designation entirely. Read full book review >