Search Results: "Daniel San Souci"


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 >

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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 >

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THE GOLDEN DEER by Margaret Hodges
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"San Souci's exact, brightly lit watercolors follow the story closely, capturing the grace and dignity of both the dappled golden deer and the theme of concern for all life. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-8)"
In this reverent version of a Jataka tale, a magnificent stag known as the Banyan Deer goes willingly to sacrifice in place of a pregnant doe. Read full book review >

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ICE BEAR AND LITTLE FOX by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A striking volume. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Icy blue and white paintings dominate this handsome story of a polar bear during his first year away from his mother. Read full book review >

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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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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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FRIGHTFUL’S DAUGHTER by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The best use of this volume may be as a 'prequel' to the related novels, as a means of introducing children to Sam Gribley's intriguing world. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With this story for younger children, prolific Newbery Medalist George (Cliff Hanger, p. 732, etc.) continues the wilderness saga of young Sam Gribley and his peregrine falcon friend, Frightful, the beloved main characters of the My Side of the Mountain trilogy. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >