Search Results: "Daniel San Souci"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MIGHTY PIGEON CLUB by Daniel San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A tidy tale, with a little pigeon information, a hint of nostalgia and a generous dose of good feelings. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The eight members of the clubhouse gang (seven humans and a dog) get a taste of the ins and outs of animal care in their fourth outing. Read full book review >

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SISTER TRICKSTERS by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The introduction summarizes the origin of the female trickster tale and helps to make this a first purchase for most libraries. (Folktales. 7-10, adult)"
Females, worthy foes of their male counterparts, are often absent from the body of trickster tales, but in this stellar collection, it's Molly Cottontail (aka Molly Hare) who takes center stage and matches wits with Mistah Slickry Sly-fox. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS ARK by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An adequate additional seasonal book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Becalmed in a fog en route to join their forty-niner father in San Francisco, Tessie and Sarah are disappointed not to arrive in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

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AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT by Robert D. San Souci
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Daniel San Souci's detailed watercolor illustrations contribute to the quaint feel of this effort and lend it a bit of welcome emotional depth as well. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The talented San Souci brothers take on the Brothers Grimm's "Clever Elsie," and the result is an entirely new story which, though it retains the folksy quality and quirky absurdity of the original, recasts the characters, adds a moral and tidies up the ambiguous ending. Read full book review >

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RED WOLF COUNTRY by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"But the book's primary function is achieved admirably: to put readers in wolf country, running with the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book brings environmental awareness to readers, not by preaching facts and figures, but by tapping into the forces of nature with matching artistic energy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"San Souci's retelling is captivating, but Neilan's vibrant use of line and emotional expressions furnish the enchantment. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
A tender and inspirational retelling of a magical Korean tale of goodness and sacrifice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSTANG CANYON by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"One could only hope one day to see a herd of Mustangs in the wild, pounding resolutely to their own purpose, and that longing will start here for many young imaginations. (afterword, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There are still wild horses roaming what was the Old West thanks to a wise Congress that in 1971 passed a law to protect them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASONS OF THE BEAR by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The wildfire is all that sparks here. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A black bear ushers her two cubs through their first seasonal round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATERMAN'S CHILD by Barbara Mitchell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"The first painting, of a house window framed by simple white shutters, perfectly sets the mood, for readers see not only who is within (a waterman holding his child), but also the view of buildings, bay, and boats reflected in the glass. (Picture book. 6-11)"
A fictional—though closely researched—account of four generations on Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay, tracing their joys and hardships from the turn of the century through the Depression and WW II, and into the 1960s, when increasing pollution in the bay and mysterious diseases in the oyster beds decimated the catch. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTS OF WALI DAD by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"A fun, well-crafted book, with nothing out of place. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
A comic folktale with a plot of crystalline symmetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOSEMITE'S SONGSTER by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Published by the park's conservancy, this satisfying story will make an appealing souvenir and can also serve as an introduction to a common but not well-loved species. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tender story of separation and return celebrates Yosemite National Park and its coyotes. Read full book review >