Search Results: "Faith McNulty"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW WHALES WALKED INTO THE SEA by Faith McNulty
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Although the text appears entirely in uppercase, which fussily detracts from the clear, accessible writing, this is an exceptional title. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
Solid science writing and appealing acrylic, watercolor, and chalk illustrations combine to convincingly tell the incredible story of how a furry, four-legged land creature, the mesonychid, evolved into the modern whale. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN by Faith McNulty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"A charming vignette. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
A New Yorker writer with several children's books about wildlife to her credit describes adopting an unweaned ``chuck'' found near her Rhode Island home, raising him, and then returning him to the wild. Read full book review >

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A SNAKE IN THE HOUSE by Faith McNulty
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Leave That Cricket Be,'' Alan Lee (1993). (Picture book. 3-8)"
On ``a sweet morning in May,'' a boy catches a snake (``small, no bigger around than a pencil'') and takes it home, where it escapes and makes its way from one hiding place to another, evading the cat and subsisting on an occasional ``dry and bitter'' spider until it happens into an outgoing basket and gets back to its pond. Read full book review >

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IF YOU DECIDE TO GO TO THE MOON by Faith McNulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A powerful, playful tribute to the minutiae and magnificence of space exploration. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Many dream of exploring outer space, but this wonderfully engaging guide to space travel walks young readers through the adventure, starting with what to pack on the rocket ship: "Peanut butter, apples, and cake will taste good in space." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSIE’S WORLD QUILT by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Eye-catching endpapers with a bright alphabet-block quilt design provide another way for young children to practice their prereading skills. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Cassie, the main character of Ringgold's beloved Tar Beach (1999) and two related board books, appears here in a large-format work designed for toddlers and preschoolers (and ESL students) who are learning to name objects and people. Read full book review >

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AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY by Faith Ringgold
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Historical note; brief bibliography. (Picture book. 4+)"
Cassie Lightfoot, whose soaring journey in Tar Beach (1991) garnered a Caldecott Honor, flies again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE CAME TO AMERICA by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"In today's complex world, this book offers a humbling reminder about our arduous histories, though it has significant gaps.(Picture book. 5-7)"
A heartfelt U.S. history lesson that's less about our differences and more about how "We are ALL Americans, / Just the same." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINNER AT AUNT CONNIE'S HOUSE by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

A history lesson introducing 12 notable African-American women (Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, et al.) in the guise of a story about a special family dinner: 12 portraits in the hostess's attic come magically to life and speak to the nine- year-old narrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE PRINCESS by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Ringgold (Bonjour, Lonnie, 1996, etc.) loads the story—more fable-like than any of her previous works—with lessons of forgiveness, while the Invisible Princess shines beatifically in turbulent, strongly colored illustrations. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Echoes of the title story in Virginia Hamilton's The People Could Fly (1985) reverberate through this original tale of a hidden child of slavery leading her people to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPRESS OF ONE by Faith Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A perceptive and refreshingly unsensational account, if at times too slowly paced, of a child's determination to claim and affirm life."
Sullivan, winner of Milkweed's 1996 National Fiction Prize for her fifth novel, this follow-up to The Cape Ann (1988), limns with discerning sympathy the struggle of a young girl to escape the terrible toll of a mother's mental illness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2006

"A potentially lively human-interest story of three generations of very rich, largely unpleasant men is marred by content and style better suited to a trade publication than something seeking a consumer audience."
Sprawling tale of the fortunes and misfortunes of the Bronfman family, who transformed themselves from bootleggers to billionaires in a single generation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENUINE SWEET by Faith Harkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A folksy first-person narration combined with a thought-provoking storyline makes this a good pick for solo enjoyment or book club discussion. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A coming-of-age story starring 12-year-old Genuine (pronounced Gen-u-wine) Sweet, fourth-generation wish-fetcher from the very small town of Sass, Georgia. Read full book review >