Search Results: "Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF THE BEAVER'S TAIL by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"An easily digestible fable with a simple moral and added classroom value as a natural science add-on. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
Shaw puts an ecological spin on an Ojibwa fable about pride and its consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKYDIVING BEAVERS by Susan Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A true 'tail' with a happy ending. (beaver facts, source list) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An Idaho game warden invents an ingenious solution for a growing town's wildlife problem in this tale set in 1948 Idaho. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS ON FREEDOM RIVER by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2005

"Another fine companion to Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome's Under the Quilt of Night (2001). (Picture book. 6-10)"
Young Louis, acting as the man of the family while his father is working north in a logging camp, is faced with a difficult decision when a family of runaway slaves calls out for help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU JUST ENOUGH by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Animal lovers will enjoy this straightforward tale with an important message meant to be shared. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's hard to love just enough to let go…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF LEELANAU by Kathy-jo Wargin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"An author's note explains that this tale also accounts for the origin of the name of Leelanau County in Michigan. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
Another successful collaboration from the author and illustrator of The Legend of Sleepy Bear, this 18th-century tale was originally retold as "Leelinau, or The Lost Daughter" by an Indian agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASPER'S STORY by Jill Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Heartening peek at moon bear rescue. (author & illustrator notes) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rescued and rehabilitated by the Moon Bear Rescue Centre near Chengdu, China, an endangered, abused bear becomes the ambassador for forgiveness and survival in this true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VAN by John Ball
Released: March 22, 1989

Ball's final novel (he died last October) is a sorry testament: neither is it one of his popular Virgil Tibbs mysteries (In the Heat of the Night, etc.) nor an addition to his Jack Tallon series, but a lumbering police procedural—loosely based on a real L.A. serial-killer case—saved from amateurism only by tight attention to cop-detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCEDES AND THE CHOCOLATE PILOT by Margo Theis Raven
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2002

"Still, Raven's uplifting account imparts a positive humanitarian message. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Inspired by actual events, Raven (Angels in the Dust, 1996) recounts the story of a little girl in war-ravaged Germany and the American pilot who helped preserve her faith in human goodness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN GOGH by Steven Naifeh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite its exhaustive length, the book is brilliantly written and engaging, presenting a three-dimensional and larger-than-life portrait of the artist."
A gripping and almost certainly definitive account of the all-too-short life of a great artist who believed he was doomed to oblivion. Read full book review >