Search Results: "David Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINBAD THE SAILOR by Said
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Ageless yarn-spinning, if not quite so laced with thrilling melodrama as John Yeoman and Quentin Blake's rendition (1997). (Folk tales. 10-13)"
Bright-eyed beneath a huge, floppy turban, an ever optimistic merchant sets out again and again on rocky roads to riches in this lighthearted version of the classic Arabian Nights adventures, from two Iranian expats.Read full book review >

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SNOW BEARS NEVER LIE by Said
by Said, illustrated by Marine Ludin, translated by David Henry Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A little awkward, but appealing in its uncommon language, unusual hero and kindly artwork. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A Swiss flight of fancy pairs a little girl with a big, white playmate. Read full book review >

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ZELDA THE VARIGOOSE by Sebastian Loth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"The accessibility of the text and the treat of revealing Zelda should especially delight the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fanciful new animals are introduced in pictures and simple poetry. Read full book review >

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NO BATH, NO CAKE! by Matthias Weinert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though a visual treat, it's only for those who can't get enough yo-ho-hos and bottles of rum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Swiss import may lack the customary "Arrs" and "Mateys" of the pirate genre, but its heart is in the right place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by Jérémie Fischer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Readers may have trouble swallowing, much less digesting, the tale's more rococo elements, but both the tone and the distinctive art play up its melodrama. (Graphic fantasy. 12-17)"
A mysterious rash of broken clocks signals the (literal) rise of old horrors in this sly French import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEGENDARY ROUTES OF THE WORLD by Alexandre Verhille
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Unlikely to prod children out of their armchairs to undertake their own voyages of discovery, but the lighthearted suggestion that it's the journey, not the destination, that matters most won't go amiss. (Informational pop-up. 8-10)"
A pop-up commemoration of five historic journeys for would-be travelers to attempt—both on the Earth and beyond it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Not for the faint of heart."
A walk through one young man's accidental year of teen prostitution in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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GORDON AND TAPIR by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Dispiriting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gordon and Tapir discover that friendship isn't enough to find common ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL, RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Pfister tackles a common frustration with which youngsters will relate; unfortunately, glittery scales are the only thing to add shine to these lackluster depths. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Twenty-five years after the original shimmering publication, Rainbow Fish returns to learn a lesson in good sportsmanship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DRAGON PARTY FOR FIREBOTTOM by Erhard Dietl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Refreshingly odd and oddly refreshing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A party's the perfect way to drag a dragon out of the dumps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NIGHT CAT by Sonja Danowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A gentle story that children will return to time and time again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's generosity toward animals in need reaps great rewards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >