Search Results: "Frank Le Gall"


BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM! by Frank  Le Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming balance of cartoon and natural kitty-ness in full-color, eight-panel pages, this cat's-eye view of life will induce purrs in feline fans everywhere. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Miss Annie might just be a kitten, but she's ready for adventure. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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I WANNA RAMONE YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time
BFF Charm: Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Live Wire
Bonus Factors: Rock 'n' Roll, Gold Penis
Relationship Status: Carry On, My Wayward Son

 

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time

The cover for King Dork was most excellent, and I'm ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEAR FISH by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Closing with a wordless view of Peter and his family driving into the drink to take up a reciprocal invitation from the fish, this tongue-in-cheek outing will engage readers with a taste for the surreal. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Handsome, comical pictures reminiscent of David Wiesner's Tuesday (1991) illustrate a briefly told tale of a fishy foray onto dry land. Read full book review >

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DOG VS. CAT by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"The stylish illustrations and sly wit on display here will please Gall's fans and likely win him new ones. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Traditional adversaries are (eventually) united by a common enemy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWESOME DAWSON by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Aimed squarely at small boys, this is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inventive reuser builds a cleaning robot that threatens to eat his town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANOBOTS by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Action oriented with a sci-fi feel, this will have robot-obsessed readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young, white inventor creates a team of microscopic robots, each with its own power, who discover that together they can solve problems, big or small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE’S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"There probably won't be much to do there, either, right? (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following a story arc that's been popular at least since Ellen Raskin's Nothing Ever Happens On My Block! (1966), young Davey fails to find anything to relieve his boredom in the rugged Martian landscape—not the fish skeleton, the giant face, the half-buried Mars Rover or even the horde of froggy Martians leaping about in a wild (and, of course, futile) rain dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUBSTITUTE CREACHER by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Great for both Halloween and the start of a new school year, this is certain to provide more than a few laughs to kids who have seen through Viola Swamp's disguise. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In this cautionary tale that combines humor and a touch of magic, good behavior is the lesson of the day when a particularly naughty class of students has a substitute teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOTRUX by Chris Gall
Kirkus Star
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Bellow on! (Picture book. 5-9)"
The tough working trucks in Kate and Jim McMullan's I Stink! (2002) and sequels look like lightweights next to their brawny prehistoric antecedents in Gall's rousing, grimy full-bleed spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST TRAIN by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A modern-day book with a classic feel that is delicately flavored with a sweet undercurrent of everyday compassion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bildungsroman for the toy locomotive set. Read full book review >