Search Results: "Dennis McDermott"


BOOK REVIEW

SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LISTENING SILENCE by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"McDermott's full-page b&w illustrations, dark and dramatic, enhance the attractive open format. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fantasy based on Native American lore, a young woman confronts her destiny as a healer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLYING SHIP by Andrew Lang
adapted by Andrew Lang, illustrated by Dennis McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"It's just not enough reason to give this rendition preference. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Aided by a platoon of magically talented companions found along the road, a simpleton has little trouble wresting the hand of a princess away from the grip of her reluctant father in this illustrated edition of a story from The Yellow Fairy Book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GILLY MARTIN THE FOX by Mollie Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 1994

"A lively and attractive offering. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
As Hunter notes, this is ``a much-condensed but nevertheless faithful retelling'' of a Scottish Highland tale, recorded in Gaelic and published in English in 1860. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOM RAZOOM by Diane Wolkstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"A sturdy contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
``Go I know not where, bring back I know not what''—such is the task set Alexis by the king. who hopes to steal Olga, Alexis's lovely wife, for himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Resurrected from the newspaper morgue, these pieces tend to lose whatever punch they may have initially had."
Journalist Steinbach is a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the award was given for feature articles written for the Baltimore Sun, not for this motley assortment of reflections on ``the small events that make up a life.'' In the footsteps of other essayists and columnists—Erma Bombeck and Steinbach's hero E.B. White among them—Steinbach digs for the universal in the personal, and from time to time, she strikes pay dirt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"More 'Work' than 'Life,' Gilbert's book will provide much enlightenment for Potter devotees, but the definitive biography of this gifted artist is still to be written. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY by Gerald McDermott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This final volume in McDermott's sextet of trickster tales is as full of kid appeal and entertaining as the rest and, like them, will power many an energetic read-aloud. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
Monkey wants some mangoes and Crocodile wants some monkey—and neither is about to give up in this traditional Indian trickster tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREATION by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Accessible to small children but resonant enough for older ones, reverent and magnificent. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Decades of turning myth into gorgeously imaged picture books culminates in McDermott's powerful rendering of the creation story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >