Search Results: "Emily Lisker"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST REWARDS by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Best of all, the stingy farmer's bald lunar pate provides a good forecast of his fate. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In a folktale that bears the subtitle ``Or Who Is That Man in the Moon and What's He Doing Up There Anyway?,'' a kind farmer is rewarded for rescuing an injured bird, with a magic seed that grows into watermelons loaded with money and jewels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Narrative oddities aside, this is nevertheless a worthwhile introduction for younger children. (biographical summary, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A picture-book treatment of the life of Marc Chagall treads a familiar path: The artist, a genius out of step with the ordinariness of life around him, finds his niche, moving from shtetl to art school to Paris, and ultimately to worldwide acclaim. Read full book review >

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STRUDEL, STRUDEL, STRUDEL by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"A uniquely funny book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
A tale about Chelm—a town celebrated in Jewish folklore for the legendary idiocy of its inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, MALESE! by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2002

"Readers can start here to get a taste of this particular trickster tradition and then go on to find other tales about Ti Malice. (author's note) (Folktale. 6-9)"
The stories of Haiti are filled with the deeds of the clever, sly Ti Malice and his acquaintance Bouki, whose wits are not as nimble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF SHABBAT by Molly Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"A lyrical, sensitive text is not served well by its new illustrations. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
This republication of a 1966 text with new illustrations explains the Jewish Sabbath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVING EMILY by Anne Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation."
Pfeffer pens a tale of star-crossed romance in her debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"Rueful and autumnal, but very moving."
Another quietly poignant character study from O'Nan (Songs for the Missing, 2008, etc.), this one tracing the daily routines and pensive inner life of an elderly widow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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SEEING EMILY by Joyce Lee Wong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sensitive and finely crafted. (Fiction. 14+)"
In this coming-of-age montage, a Chinese-American teen discovers her world is "richer with the music of two languages, the rhythm of two cultures." Read full book review >