Search Results: "Cynthia Rylant"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYDAY HOUSE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"A minor effort, but the subjects and attractive graphics are sure to appeal. (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of five board books, the Newbery winner's illustration debut (the others: Everyday Children, Garden, Pets, and Town). Read full book review >

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LUDIE’S LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A powerful read for young and old alike. (Fiction. 12+)"
Readers familiar with Rylant's work from their childhoods will feel comfortably familiar with the setting of this narrative. Read full book review >

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MISSING MAY by Cynthia Rylant
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A beautifully written, life-affirming book. (Fiction. 11+)"
A gifted writer returns to one of her favorite themes—love- -in this case, as it can inform and transform grief. Read full book review >

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GOD WENT TO BEAUTY SCHOOL by Cynthia Rylant
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A wildly imagined concept; Rylant fans as well as thoughtful young readers will be beguiled. (Poetry. 10 )"
Rylant takes two tropes—God as one of us and God's presence in everything—and turns them into wry and radiant poetry. Read full book review >

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MR. PUTTER & TABBY TURN THE PAGE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sweet and nicely different take on the pleasure of reading. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The tried-and-true beginning reader series explores the joys of shared reading. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBERRY PARK AND THE MASTER PLAN by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Readers new to Gooseberry Park will hope they don't have to wait another 20 years for the next book. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twenty years after the publication of Gooseberry Park (1995), Rylant returns with a sequel. Read full book review >

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PUPPIES AND PIGGIES by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Comforting and carefree fare for tiny tots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bevy of farm creatures enjoy a few of their favorite things in this barnyard charmer. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES OF LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2009

"The small, square format completes this accessible and classy introduction to Greek mythology. (Mythology. 10 & up)"
With elegant simplicity, Rylant retells the stories of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and Psyche, six popular Greek myths involving powerful and poignant emotions. 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 >

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ALL IN A DAY by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy spends a day on his family farm, sharing joys and disappointments with his parents, a friendly chicken and a watchful squirrel. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE & PEARL GET DOLLED UP by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2010

"Biggs's digitally produced art matches the sweet sense of fun captured by Rylant's text, together creating a lovely, girly bedtime story. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The second Brownie and Pearl outing (Brownie & Pearl Step Out, 2010) solidifies Brownie as a true girly-girl when she squeezes in a bit of dress-up fun before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE TICKY-TACKY DOLL by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A treasure to share with young ones who are approaching this momentous milestone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A graceful tale about coping with the pangs of separation. Read full book review >