Search Results: "Eric Maddern"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"There hasn't been a scarier crocodile since the one that ate Captain Hook. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
From the adapter of The Fire Children (p. 788), a tale that explains how man came to possess fire. Read full book review >

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NAIL SOUP by Eric Maddern
by Eric Maddern, illustrated by Paul Hess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"While the tale is well-known, Hess's paintings, with their surrealistic settings, canted perspectives, mysteriously exotic traveler and softly transformed housewife, lend unexpected freshness. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A Scandinavian variant of the familiar Stone Soup retold by Welsh storyteller Maddern. Read full book review >

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THE COW ON THE ROOF by Eric Maddern
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Andrew Glass (1998). (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
A competent retelling of the old tale of a farmer and his wife who switch roles for a day, with disastrous results for the farmer. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN A NUT by Eric Maddern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Like Yugi Morales's Just a Minute (2003), this may help to make the Reaper a little less Grim for younger readers. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Maddern smoothly retells a tale learned from Scots storyteller Duncan Williamson. Read full book review >

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THE KING AND THE SEED by Eric Maddern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Chuckle-worthy, and with a seed of wisdom at its core. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
In this European version of Demi's The Empty Pot (1990), an aging, childless king tests would-be successors by handing each a seed and telling him to plant it. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CHILDREN by Eric Maddern
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

A warmhearted Akan pourquoi tale that explains why people come in so many different colors: When the first man and woman become lonely, they make children out of clay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >