Search Results: "Fabricio VandenBroeck"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE MAMBO MOON by Julia Durango
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Despite a few good poems and the much-needed subject matter, the end result lacks cohesion. (author's note, glossary) (Poetry. 8-12)"
Durango's ambitious, inventive poetry collection on Latino music and dance covers an enticing subject but ultimately tries to do too much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRSTY, THIRSTY ELEPHANTS by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A fresh, winning blend of natural science, simple storyline, tenderness, and perseverance. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
As drought dries up the usual sources of water for elephants in Tanzania, Little Calf's grandmother relies on her memory to lead the elephants to a new source. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISKERS, TAILS & WINGS by Judy Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"One of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory. (Folk tales. 7-11)"
Five animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE BREADFRUIT TREE by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will learn more about Jamaica from these sensitive poems than many visitors to the island ever do. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A moving collage of poems and illustrations recreates the daily life of a girl growing up in Jamaica, introducing friends and relatives in her life, and reflecting her observations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE BRIDE by Judith Dupré
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A particularly felicitous presentation of a satisfying tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
There have been several editions of this tale of proud parents who, wanting the mightiest husband for their perfect daughter, go to moon, sun, cloud, wind, and a wall—each in some way stronger than the one before—before settling on another mouse: when he burrows, even the massive wall crumbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH'S FACE by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A spellbinding readaloud for older children. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-11)"
To his ever-lengthening series of retellings of great world folktales Kimmel adds the dark, intensely dramatic story of Don Aurelio, who falls in love with the beautiful young witch Emilia. Read full book review >