Search Results: "Don Kladstrup"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"An engrossing addition to the popular literature of WWII—and a treat for oenophiles as well."
Vin ordinaire goes to war—and lives to tell the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Not the definitive history of champagne, but a pleasing contribution, to be read over a mimosa or a magnum."
Champagne is champagne because it comes from Champagne. But there's much more to it than that, as the wine-loving Kladstrups (Wine & War, 2001) document in this sometimes fizzy portrait of the bubbly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARDEN PRINCESS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An original fairy tale that will suit young romantics to a T. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Princess Adela's great-great-great grandfather thought he had declared an end to magic. In fact, the powerful Hortensia had driven all other practitioners away, leaving the field fertile for her own purposes. Now it is up to Adela to rescue the youth Hortensia has bewitched. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The resolution spans the storied world and Lucy's own; committed fantasy fans might enjoy the metaphysical journey. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Magic connects three generations of the Iowan Martin family in this densely plotted fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER MICE by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Dance, drama, and a star turn make this a page-turning tale. (author's note) (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Ballet is beautiful for a mouse ballerina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROWNED CITY by Don Brown
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An excellent chronicle of the tragedy for a broad audience; children, teens, and adults will all be moved. (source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Following the stellar The Great American Dust Bowl (2013), Brown tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans, beginning with "a swirl of unremarkable wind" in "early August, 2005" and ending with the observation that "By 2012, only 80 percent of New Orleans's residents had returned."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON AND ALEXANDER by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Handsome, well-executed history for a young audience. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The peculiar enmity between founding fathers Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton culminated in an infamous duel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Heady, powerful stuff. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Extraordinary women who had incredible adventures often are the subjects for Brown's (Across a Dark and Wild Sea, p. 101, etc.) biographies and he has found another to celebrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT PATH by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"As with all of Brown's fine volumes, this will appeal to young readers with a bent toward real-life heroes. (bibliographic note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Born Wa-tho-huck, or Bright Path, Jim Thorpe was later known as the World's Greatest Athlete. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANUELO THE PLAYING MANTIS by Don Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Stories about string instruments are hard to find (just like the praying mantis)—and Manuelo deserves a chance to be heard. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This musically themed offering is from the estate of the late Freeman, with a few watercolor illustrations completed by another artist using Freeman's sketches. Read full book review >