Search Results: "Christopher Stringer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"In sum, the authors provide a good answer to multiregionalism but kindle even more fires to spark future debates on who, what, and why we are. (55 illustrations)"
As surely as night follows day, one could expect a retort to the multiregional evolution of Homo sapiens as expounded by Milford Wolpoff et al. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN STRAVINSKY MET NIJINSKY by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A composer and a choreographer collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece and cause a riot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"The book's title remains a subject of controversy, but readers seeking to advance beyond the usual flamboyant field researchers will enjoy this intense, detailed account of what the world's anthropologists are doing, thinking and quarreling about."
Not an overall history of human evolution but the story of the last million years, which began with three or four Homo species roaming the world but ended about 30,000 years ago with the disappearance of all but one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDNIGHT GATE by Helen Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Best reserve this one for those enamored of the series opener and fans of British-flavored fantasy. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Continuing where Spellbinder (2009) left off, Belladonna, and her Paladin, Steve Evans, are stuck in regular school now after all their adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPELLBINDER by Helen Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Wry wit and derring-do add up to a great read. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Poor Belladonna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Stringer's illustrations are distinguished by lush, pillowy lines, the white edged with blues and pinks, and center the narrative on a child and her grandmother in sync with the snow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock …." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The art captures the scarecrow's point of view, from the sweeping panorama of rolling hills and wide sky, to the close-up details: a morning glory twining around his feet and a mouse building a nest in his hat. (Picture book. 6-12)"
A scarecrow with a friendliness toward birds takes the long view on what constitutes a satisfying experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: July 6, 2010

"A warm and cozy tale of sisterly joy and sweet imagination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl and her younger sister have a great adventure in the backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLES, CAVES, AND HONEYCOMBS by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The message may be an arguable one (especially considering that the 'honeycomb' in one picture has just been discovered by a bear), but except perhaps for Mary Ann Hoberman's classic A House Is a House For Me (1978), it has never been better conveyed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Many places make a home—a heap of twigs. / A honeycomb. / A castle with a tower or two. / An aerie with a bird's-eye view. . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A lovely introduction to the impact that a creative mind can have on the world. (author's note, illustrator's note, sources, key to works depicted) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A whimsical look at the life of one of the best-known American architects. Read full book review >