Search Results: "Craig Kee Strete"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD IN GRANDFATHER'S HANDS by Craig Kee Strete
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Those thoughtful readers who appreciate Jimmy's dilemma and unique perspective will be rewarded and enlightenedthe sense of lives out of place and feelings of disconnectedness are soberingly authentic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Jimmy Whitefeather's father is dead, and he and his mother are moving from the pueblo to his grandfather's house in the city. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"The illustrations draw their hues from the American southwest, while the paint is scratched to convey a sense of age and animation, and the monster is a ghoulish, block-headed, spine-chilling delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Strete pens an ode to tolerance that is none too subtle, but the stunning artwork from Johnson and Fancher should keep viewers involved. Read full book review >

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THE RATTLESNAKE WHO WENT TO SCHOOL by Craig Kee Strete
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"An original, funny, non-preachy spin on the 'bullies just want a friend' theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Any child who has faced a scary new situation will understand why Crowboy, presumably a Native American boy from the Southwest, adopts a rattlesnake persona on the first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Bought the farm'' is, of course, a gallows-humor euphemism for death, but the death of a former way of life turns out happily indeed, in a perfect read-aloud book. (Picture book. 5+)"
A tongue-in-cheek, witty text with pictures that illustrate more than amplify how one ``great Indian chief and his great Indian wife'' triumph over a tricky government relocation policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEE-KEE by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A cute take on the immigrant experience that will appeal to young readers who themselves feel different. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like many immigrants, Chee-Kee Loo the panda feels out of place when he first moves to Bearland with his family. Read full book review >

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SALLIE GAL AND THE WALL-A-KEE MAN by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adding to the appeal of the straightforward story and short chapters, Daly's numerous illustrations bring the characters to life. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Sallie Gal desperately wants hair ribbons like her cousin Wild Cat's, but with her father away in the army, times are hard on Cumbo Road and her mother insists she work to pay for them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A careful, considered, judicious biography, but uninspired and oh, so long."
This study of Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's impact on Irish nationalism and on the course of British politics traverses an already well-traveled road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE by Steve Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"Gaily self-amused, told in tart memos, cheeky checklists, sighs, essays, legal briefs, and heartsick journal entries. Straights may nod off."
Gay guys go gaga. By the author of the well-received baseball novel The Last Days of Summer (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR NOISE by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And there's enough material here for a season's worth of TV shows."
A slacker soap opera, first published as a serial 'zine through mail order, classifieds, and in Tower Record stores, that lacks the literary pretensions of Douglas Coupland's Gen-X sagasand is much the better for it. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

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MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >