Search Results: "Garth Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here is a tale made to order for Walt Disney—but a strange departure for Margery Sharp."
An absurd and beguiling fantasy in which a trio of mice perform a heroic rescue of a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of an impregnable prison. Read full book review >

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THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here, on mouse scale, are all the elements of gang plotting, adroit execution, and hairbreadth escape. Here also is a sly humor which digs sharply into the human scheme. Good entertainment, funny, absurd, and thoroughly beguiling.</p>"
<p>An ingenious fantasy, an almost credible satire, this story—a departure from the author's usual material—deals with a trio of mice and their rescue of an imprisoned Norwegian poet. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White
Released: Oct. 15, 1952

"The three way chats, in which they are joined by other animals, about web spinning, themselves, other humans—are as often informative as amusing, and the whole tenor of appealing wit and pathos will make fine entertainment for reading aloud, too."
A successful juvenile by the beloved New Yorker writer portrays a farm episode with an imaginative twist that makes a poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FUR FAMILY by Garth Williams
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"A soft lulling repetitious style is a perfect bridge between waking and sleep."
The new edition of this gentle little story is, we think, much more successful in its present simple form than in the furry novelty format in which it first appeared in 1946. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE by Garth Williams
Released: Nov. 20, 1941

"For some reason, the almost-a-young lady Laura isn't quite as real as the child of the wilderness."
These books are written in the third person, as if they were fiction, but actually each successive volume provides another panel in the autobiography of the author This one is for distinctly older girls than its predecessor, as Laura secures her first post as school teacher, and puts her own school days behind her. Read full book review >

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FARMER BOY by Garth Williams
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"The story of a vanishing phase of American life, with delightful illustrations by Helen Sewell."
A juvenile AS THE EARTH TURNS. Read full book review >

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WAIT TILL THE MOON IS FULL by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1948

"Simple and nice."
It's a big Margaret Wise Brown this season, from Harpers — and there are lovely Garth Williams' pictures for a text unexceptional for this author. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE ANIMALS by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Oct. 3, 1956

"Weak stitching."
To each his own- so these three small bears discover in the story and pictures by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR A BUNNY by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1956

"Garth Williams' colored spreads for the book have subtle, exact details which keep revealing themselves each time the pictures are looked at."
None but the bunny's home is his own and he doesn't find it until he meets another bunny. Read full book review >

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THE SAILOR DOG by Garth Williams
Released: June 15, 1953

"On the bounding main, Scuppers is wrecked - but he repairs his ship, hits an Arabian port (where the dogs are veiled), gets new gear and heads for the sea again - happily."
Funny, sagacious pictures by Garth Williams go with the one-dog, he-dog adventures of Scuppers. Read full book review >