Search Results: "Eric Greitens"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A remarkable story told with modesty and grace."
Clear-eyed account of a youth devoted to service as a warrior and a humanitarian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An uncommon (to say the least) coming-of-age, retraced with well-deserved pride but not self-aggrandizement, and as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. (endnotes, bibliography [not seen]) (Memoir. 14-18)"
Selecting high and low points from his experiences as a child, college student, teacher, refugee-camp worker, amateur boxer, Rhodes scholar, Navy SEAL and worker with disabled vets, Greitens both charts his philosophical evolution and challenges young readers to think about "a better way to walk in the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESILIENCE by Eric Greitens
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Robust, heart-to-heart lessons for moving beyond obstacles to create a better life."
A former Navy SEAL's advice on overcoming hardships in life. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BUSY BOOK by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A satisfying package that will indeed keep toddlers busy—exemplary. (Board book. 2-4)"
The latest addition to the World of Eric Carle is proof that the Wilder Award-winning picture-book creator knows what appeals to children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000 by Eric Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"High-energy graphic illustrations keep this race on course and provide the perfect dose of humor for new readers, especially boys, who will identify with Frankie and admire his patient father. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Gentlemen, start your engines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKINHEAD by Eric Rohmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Decidedly offbeat, but Rohmann is plainly having as much fun as readers will as they watch Otho's expression change as he rolls helplessly from one hazard to the next. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Creating thick-lined color woodcuts even simpler than the Caldecott-winning art of My Friend Rabbit (2002), Rohmann follows an unusual lad—or part of him, anyway—on an adventure-filled odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM SNOW by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Cotton candy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The venerable and prolific Carle (Hello, Red Fox, 1998, etc.) offers a quiet Christmas story with a little music at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, RED FOX by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

Carle (From Head to Toe, 1997) asks readers to engage in optical illusions to view his illustrations for a story that becomes an unforgettable lesson in complementary colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE APRON by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Magnificent illustrations, the story is filler. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
As an eight-year-old boy, Carle (Today is Monday, 1993, etc.) spent two vacation days with his Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Adam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FLIES by Eric Rohmann
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A splendid debut. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Cinematically, lightning strikes an ecclesiastical-looking building even before this wordless book's title spread, on which a bird flies into its barrel-vaulted hall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CLOUD by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1996

"The result is a philosophical suggestion, scaled to a child's sensibility, as open to interpretation as the passing clouds. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sophisticated idea deftly packed into a simple text. Read full book review >