Search Results: "David Frampton"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. FERLINGHETTI’S POEM by David Frampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A work to savor again and again, finding new delights with each perusal. (Picture book. 5-10)"
On a long-ago, hot summer's day in Brooklyn, the firemen turn on their hoses in the middle of the street. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH by David Frampton
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"Frampton, with abundant warmth and canny simplicity, celebrates the anarchic spirit and small, blissful triumphs of early childhood. (Picture Book. 2-5)"
A bouncy little leopard cub machetes his way through a crowded jungle of ho-hum going-to-bed books and dances into our hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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MY BEASTIE BOOK OF ABC by David Frampton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Although an audience over four years will be too old for this genre, new readers of five or six may relish the chance to read these silly rhymes out loud to younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The one-page-per-letter format is not new, but here each letter is accompanied by a distinct and unusual piece of verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF FRANCIS AND THE ANIMALS by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though there is no author's note to explain the life of the saint in more detail, this treatment serves well as an introduction to the saint who lived in a down-to-earth fashion. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Strikingly beautiful woodcuts and an oversized format create a first-rate visual accompaniment to this imaginative story about St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRO IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Kurtz (I'm Calling Molly, 1989, etc.) combines formal language and a contemporary style to make the story at once accessible and otherworldly. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
An Incan folktale about Miro, a spirited young girl who rescues her foolish brothers from the royal dungeon by saving a prince from death. Read full book review >

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WHALING DAYS by Carol Carrick
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7+)"
A brief but admirably lucid survey of whaling's rise and decline, from 11th-century Basque fishermen to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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AT JERUSALEM’S GATE by Nikki Grimes
POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A handsome, well-designed offering for middle readers and families. (Poetry. 10+)"
Through beautiful, lucid free verse, Nikki Grimes explores some of the ambiguous, enigmatic events and circumstances leading up to the central theme behind the annual Easter observance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDING THE TIGER by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"Most general readers—kids and their parents, grandparents, and older siblings—will find this simplistic and preachy. (Picture book. 6-9)"
After a long string of career hits from Bunting (The Wall, 1990, Smoky Night, 1994, etc.), we have a miss: a bald, ham-handed allegory cautioning kids against gang membership and peer conformity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"A highly informative, engrossing work. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Three profiles of epidemics—the bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDS—each one a cohesive cross section of history, medicine, and biology. Read full book review >