Search Results: "Don Bolognese"


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THE WARHORSE by Don Bolognese
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Notwithstanding the jumble of elements, and various severed limbs or splashes of gore, readers with weaker stomachs may prefer this to Michael Cadnum's disturbingly vivid medieval tales. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
A Renaissance-era story, hodgepodge but topical, about a lad whose dreams of glory in battle are shattered by its brutal reality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Bolognese's pictures add an old-fashioned touch, with a refreshingly simple palette that warmly evokes the era. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This is a true tale of a boy who befriended the aviation pioneers and who was the second person to fly in their original glider. Read full book review >

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ALL UPON A SIDEWALK by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1974

"We would prefer more explanation of the 'chemical messages' and fewer exclamation marks denoting ecstasy or panic, but there seems to be a niche for this sort of nature writing."
We'll never understand why so many competent juvenile authors choose to write about ants, those most unindividualized of creatures, in terms of the adventures of one individual — who is often referred to by her species name (here Lasius flavus) as if it's her own personal one. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR HUNTER by Elaine Marie Alphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"He handles both the horses and people with flair, especially in illustrations of the two boys with their respective fathers, skillfully showing the family resemblance. (author's note) (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Wyoming in the 1880s is the setting for this transitional early chapter book, based partially on historic characters who searched the West for dinosaur fossils. Read full book review >

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SACAJAWEA by Elaine Raphael
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This superficial version of Sacajawea's story is devoid of feeling, although the drawing lesson at the end adds a creative touch that the narrative lacks. (Biography/Picture book. 6-8)"
This latest addition to the Drawing America series tells the story of Lewis and Clark's young native guide, Sacajawea. Read full book review >

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ALL UPON A STONE by Jean Craighead George
Released: Feb. 18, 1971

"Nonetheless and not the least, there is the mole cricket's plaintive crackling."
Fundamental, and fertile per se, is the idea of a single rock as a micro-environment: threaded through, in effect supplying a plot line, is the compulsive search of a mole cricket for another of his kind — a search that climaxes, after many creatures have been bypassed, in a primal outcry ("He crackled his loneliness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Suitable for avid younger historians and older reluctant readers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Traditional journalistic questions are applied to Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral, as well as the roundup and executions of John Wilkes Booth and his associates. Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Don Wood
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Those who do will find a rollicking, fast-paced story that resolves itself nicely—an overall creative yarn of greed, family and survival. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
From Caldecott Honoree Wood comes an inventive and imaginative graphic adventure. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN BOY by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Includes bibliography and author's note. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Brown begins his beautifully constructed picture-book biography with young Sam's dangerous escapade on the frozen Mississippi River. Read full book review >

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RUTH LAW THRILLS A NATION by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A likable story, well worth telling. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1916, ``Ruth Law tried to fly from Chicago to New York City in one day. Read full book review >

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A VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note fleshes out the details of this extraordinary woman's life. (Biography. 7-9)"
Brown (Mary Kingsley in Africa, 2000, etc.) relies on Anna Howard Shaw's autobiography as the inspiration for his account of a woman whose pioneer background prepared her for the causes she championed in her adult life. Read full book review >

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STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Readers will find parallels with Meghan McCarthy's picture-book biography of Charles Atlas, Strong Man (2007), but Tate's celebration of Eugen Sandow makes a solid addition to any biography section. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Tate introduces his readers to one of the first international sports stars in a well-researched biography of bodybuilding strongman Eugen Sandow. Read full book review >