Search Results: "Charlotte Zolotow"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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: May 18, 1961

"Father's excitement over his gift and its obvious link to the last myth he was working on results in his recovery and the family's return to the glorious countryside and their home."
Fantasy elements weave magic into a realistic tale of a little girl compelled by circumstance to live in the big noisy city, but whose heart resides in the fragrant countryside of her happiest days. 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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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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THE STORM BOOK by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: June 15, 1952

"Paper over board perishable despite the cloth spine and reinforced stitching."
The pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham tell the story of the accompanying text — and for my part tell it better than the text does. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: May 10, 1972

"William Pene Du Bois' pictures complement the gentle mood while softly emphasizing that William is quite a hand with the basketball too — and if you find Ms. Zolotow's tender affirmations substantial enough for girls, there's no reason to withhold them from little brother."
An attempt 'to overcome sex stereotypes in a small picture book that seems as much a lecture for rigid parents as a reassurance for nonconforming boys. Read full book review >

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SAY IT! by James Stevenson
illustrated by James Stevenson, by Charlotte Zolotow, edited by ALC Staff
Released: Oct. 20, 1981

"Tender or mushy depending on the beholder, this latest of Zolotow's sweet nothings is balanced by Stevenson's pictures, which make the scenes bracingly splendiferous rather than soft-focus soggy."
"Say it! Say it!" cries the little girl as she and her mother take a walk through the autumn leaves. 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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THE THREE FUNNY FRIENDS by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: April 12, 1961

"Children who have had 'funny friends' like this little girl's trio will respond joyfully to her little tale and to Mary Chalmer's soft expressive illustrations."
Although no one in the family could see them, the little girl in the new town had three extraordinary playmates to keep her happy. Read full book review >