Search Results: "Friso Henstra"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE OF YEN-TZU by Winifred Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The story, however, with its clear, economical narration and an outcome that is both logical and peaceable, is unusually strong. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a tale that LC terms ``traditional Chinese'' (though no source is given), a humble hero's adventures assume the fortunately/unfortunately pattern: Yen-tzu sets out with a horse to seek his future; the horse runs away but comes back with a mare; the mare throws him, injuring his leg, but his limp keeps him from being impressed by the soldiers who steal both horses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE WHO OWNED THE SUN by Sally Derby
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The gentle, understated humor of Henstra's pen and watercolor illustrations is nicely in tune with the rather long, tongue-in-cheek story; lively dialogue makes this an especially good choice for sharing aloud. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The mouse is lucky indeed: it's pure coincidence that, at each critical juncture, the sun does exactly what he tells it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SPOTTED FISH by Friso Henstra
Released: March 1, 1975

"But this time all it takes is one look at those fish, like dazzling but horrible messengers from the subconscious surfacing in Dylan's mangrove swamp Eden, and it's no longer necessary to read between the lines."
Fisherboy Dylan relies on his own pluck instead of lucky charms and so saves the human-faced little spotted fish who then turns into a girl with "silver-gray hair and silver-gray eyes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY NOT? by Sylvia A. Hofsepian
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Quiet, but there's enough amusing action to hold attention; a story that will appeal beyond the picture book age. (Picture book. 4+)"
Hofsepian's smoothly told first book is about a solemn widower who asks a cheerful bread-peddler to find a cat to keep him company; she gives him one of hers, and when that cat proves to be lonely she gives him her other one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE THE CIRCUS PRINCESS by Stig Claesson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Henstra's watercolors give the characters a genuine warmth, or, in the case of the Gestapo-types who come to arrest the prince, a suitable sinisterness. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A stunt rider of horses in a circus, Sophie is wooed and won by a flashy gent posing as the prince of Pomerania. Read full book review >