Search Results: "Elsa Warnick"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2000

"This purportedly informational book may arouse more questions from attentive young readers than it answers. (Nonfiction. 69)"
The team that collaborated on two previous titles in this series, They Swim the Seas (1998) and Ride the Wind (1997), turns its attention to the overland migration of various groups of animals, including the Lapps of northern Norway. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Computers, cellular phones, Caller ID—readers will never take them for granted again after reading about their remarkable predecessors. (index, not seen, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entertaining history of household objects provides the inventors, the ideas or needs behind the innovations, and the dates they were invented. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME by Elsa  Warnick
by Elsa Warnick, illustrated by Elsa Warnick
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"With its whispered text and precise renderings, this is a gentle addition to the bedtime-book shelf, sure to lead children off to sleep. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A low-key bedtime book for toddlers has a gossamer plot and a simple presentation of familiar objects. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

Birds, butterflies, bats, spiders, and seeds journey on the air: blown by the wind, flying, gliding, and ballooning. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, Simon and Warnick beautifully succeed in capturing the wonder of the migratory process. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In a companion book to Ride the Wind (1997), Simon (see review, above) turns his attention to the migratory habits of marine plankton, plants, fish, and mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Her intent is that her collection can be used by families of any religion. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
The Divine Hours is a popular series of prayer manuals for adults written by Tickle, a well-known religious educator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"Well intended but unsatisfying."
Don't like where you live? Socialize. Volunteer. Make lists. Or you could just move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND AND THE LITTLE DEER by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Sweetly illogical and very old-fashioned. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's grandfather is sad because he cannot paint, so she tells him to make a picture book with her, in this tale translated from Swedish and originally published in 1924. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HAT COTTAGE by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The charming fable was published in Sweden in 1930, and its vintage feel is positively refreshing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three young siblings are left alone at home; could there be trouble? Of course. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE LITTLE, LITTLE OLD WOMAN by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"It's possible that readers accustomed to more stimulating entertainment won't enjoy slowing down, but simpler souls will most likely breathe a contented sigh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book classic translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE MIRROR by Elsa Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The second appearance for Hart's hero (Jade Dragon Mountain, 2015) rests firmly on romantic notions of the solitary scholar and intellectual curiosity. Elegantly written, though not to all tastes."
The discovery of a murdered monk prompts a scholar to defer an odyssey of self-discovery to search for justice, unearthing even deeper truths. Read full book review >