Search Results: "Demi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STONECUTTER by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

"A stunningly elegant book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In a Chinese folktale about a malcontent stonecutter are echoes of Mordecai Gerstein's The Mountains of Tibet (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOLLY KOALA BEAR; ROLY-POLY PANDA by Demi
Released: March 15, 1989

These "Soft and Furry Board Books" are a novelty sure to give a lot of pleasure to their intended audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO DREW A PHOENIX by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A girl finds a phoenix feather and wonders if she can attain its special powers by drawing the magical bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF SAINT NICHOLAS by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Nicholas. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Once again Demi has created an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the life of a famous historical figure, this time the saint from the third century who's connected to the modern-day Santa Claus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESIDENT LINCOLN by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"A picture-book portrait that's beautiful as well as admiring. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With a jewel cutter's precision of image and a like economy of language, Demi tells the story of the 16th U.S. president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMI by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"The dedication states: 'For children of all ages—whirling together in the sphere—let's dance!' (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
Neither the name nor the term will mean anything to kids, but Demi's signature luminous artwork elegantly evokes the life of one of the most revered mystical poets, who lived in Turkey in the 13th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREATEST POWER by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Pretty, but not up to the author's standard. (Picture book. 8-10)"
In this portentous sequel to The Empty Pot (1991), Demi spins a thinly plotted original tale into a panoramic view of Chinese contributions to science and culture, capped by a confusingly presented—not to mention arguable—philosophical proposition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Demi sets her brief version of the Hans Christian Andersen chestnut in provincial Old China, suspending stout officials, gracefully gesturing onlookers, livestock, wild animals, and drifts of flowers, all drawn in ultra-fine detail, against backgrounds that seem limitlessly deep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Characteristically beautiful illustrations nevertheless provide a pull-no-punches appreciation of the Lady with the Lamp. (timeline, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Demi wields her gifts to celebrate Florence Nightingale, who transformed the care of the sick and injured. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREATEST TREASURE by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The message has immediacy, even if Demi's retelling lacks flair; the stylized artwork, too, is static even at the tale's triumphant end. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This wise old tale from China speaks of the ill winds that may accompany great wealth. Read full book review >