Search Results: "E.Y. Harburg"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE RAINBOW by E.Y. Harburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Nice to see in print, despite the bland pictures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Noonan (Breakfast Time, not reviewed, etc.) transports a dreamy-eyed child and her purple, plush kitty onto a pale rainbow arcing across a pastel sky in this rendition of the classic song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD ARLEN by Edward Jablonski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1996

"Though at times overconsiderate (the subject remains unnecessarily saintly through some questionably racist musicals, dalliances with other women, etc.), this definitive book draws Arlen with complexity and clarity. (illustrations, not seen)"
An efficacious reconsideration of a songwriter whose career exemplified the cross-pollination of black and white popular music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU NEST HERE WITH ME by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"As a whole, the book ably carries readers past many flying friends and lands with ease in a safe nest. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nestling her young child in for the night, a mother shares in rhyme the many ways birds bed down to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Entertaining and eye-opening. (bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 12-15)"
Brief, breezy profiles of women who committed crimes, from Delilah to Catherine the Great to gangster moll Virginia Hill, with comic-strip commentary from the authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP, BLACK BEAR, SLEEP by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A good read-aloud for a particularly cold and frosty night, it's just too bad the busy artwork with hidden meanings works against the gentle lullaby. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter's latest collaboration is a wintry lullaby for hibernating animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Notes on the stories and on the recipes fill sidebars, and these are clear, accurate and engaging to both young and older readers. (Fairytales/cookbook. 8-14)"
For a really nice idea wonderfully fulfilled, Yolen retells very familiar tales in versions lively, brief and energetic: Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and a number of others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEWISH FAIRY TALE FEASTS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"More valuable as an entrée to Jewish literature than as a cookbook, but the recipes are a nice bonus. (Folklore/cookbook. 7-10)"
Veteran storyteller Yolen and her daughter Stemple combine Jewish folklore with culinary tradition in this selection of tales and correlating recipes sure to enhance a Jewish family's celebrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ALL PRINCESSES DRESS IN PINK by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A joyful and much-needed antidote to the precious pink pestilence that has infested picture books aimed at girls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mother-daughter team Yolen and Stemple get right to the point: "Not all princesses dress in pink. / Some play in bright red socks that stink, // blue team jerseys that don't quite fit, / accessorized with a baseball mitt / and a sparkly crown." Read full book review >