Search Results: "Fabian Negrin"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Christmas gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim tells the familiar story of the first Poinsettia (also the subject of picture books by Tomie de Paola and Pat Mora) with a sure hand. Read full book review >

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FATHER AND SON by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The large format, excellent design values and Negrin's luminous paintings add to this unusual volume's appeal. (Picture book. 8-14)"
Joseph is often the forgotten figure of the Nativity scene: steadfast in his presence, but not able to fully claim the traditional paternal role. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET FOOTPRINTS by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not a conventional romance, perhaps, but there's a romantic quality to the story and illustrations both. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Recalling childhood tales from the Dominican Republic, the author of the adult In the Name of Salomé (p. 492), etc., crafts an atmospheric encounter between a human boy and a beautiful member of the ciguapas, the sea people. Read full book review >

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GAUCHADA by C. Drew Lamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In making this Gauchada, the author and illustrator have given readers a lovely gift and knowledge of a charming custom that deserves to spread. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The familiar story of an object that is passed from person to person is given an unusual twist in this poetic, Spanish-sprinkled tale set in the pampas of Argentina. Read full book review >

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DORA'S BOX by Ann-Jeanette Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"The magical box lets loose feathery tendrils of light when opened; hair and clothing become abstract, elemental designs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
paper 0-679-97642-6 A lyrical recasting of the Pandora myth with multiple pathways into the heart of the story. Read full book review >

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FABIAN ESCAPES by Peter McCarty
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy the story's gentle, rhythmic exploration of pet relationships. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hondo the dog and Fabian the cat are back, and this time, it's Fabian's turn for an outdoor adventure. Read full book review >

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HONDO & FABIAN by Peter McCarty
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Captioned by a very brief, present-tense text that passes the point of view back and forth, the illustrations convey a feeling of comfortable interspecies amiability more akin to Steven Kellogg's A Rose for Pinkerton (1981) than Donald Hall's I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat (1994). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sepia-toned, subtly textured pencil drawings on cream-colored paper give this pet's-eye view of a day's adventures an air of polished, if slightly distant, elegance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Truly remarkable, composed with all the precision and insight you expect from a law professor, marked by all the elegance and sparkling readability you don't."
Artfully mixing law, history and sharp analysis, a Yale law professor examines the persistent struggle to reconcile justice and humanitarianism in America's conduct of war. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE by Katrina Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As in Anne Geddes's books, the pictures will be more appreciated by adults than children, and possibly more suited to postcards than for rhymes available in other volumes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unusual artistic technique—live animals set against painted backdrops—illustrates 16 Mother Goose rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PURPOSES by David Baddiel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"An intelligent homage short on effective narrative impetus."
First novel from a popular English TV personality: a tale committed to uncovering an overlooked corner of WWII history: the treatment of Jewish refugees by the British. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A witty, fast-paced farce."
In Goldfond's debut fantasy, a young, nerdy priest seeks mythical beasts. Read full book review >