Search Results: "Gita Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

SUN AND MOON by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Children (and adults) of all ages will be awed and inspired by the power and force of the artwork and majesty of this book, giving due tribute to humanity's greatest celestial inspirations. (Picture book. All ages)"
Ten artists representing six of India's indigenous folk traditions offer a collective meditation on the sun and the moon. Read full book review >

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THE ENDURING ARK by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A gorgeous re-envisioning of an old, old story. (Picture book/art book. 3 & up)"
A fresh take on an enduring tale retells the story of Noah and Na'mah and the great flood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHURKI-BURKI BOOK OF RHYME by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An intriguing and refreshing look at a faraway place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a Central Indian village, Churki and Burki, two young sisters, help their parents and play near their house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BHAGAVAD GITA by Stephen Mitchell
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A handsome and expertly translated version of one of the world's most important religious poems."
As Mitchell notes in his excellent introduction, the Gita is not just one of the core texts of Hindu religious philosophy; it has been a key work in the development of American literature as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VISIT THE BHIL CARNIVAL by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Being just a single spread, it's a quick visit—but big and busy enough to draw and please several viewers at once. (afterword) (Pop-up picture book. 6-9)"
A double-gatefold map opens flat to display a pop-up Ferris wheel and other attractions at an annual festival held in the central Indian province of Madhya Pradesh. Read full book review >

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THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The lesson of the story—if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is—is valuable, but the care lavished on the project showcases bookmaking more than storytelling. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Singam the lion is outwitted by a sparrow, a lamb, and a deer, each of whom plays on his greed and hunger to escape being eaten. Read full book review >

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KNOCK!KNOCK! by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A wonder. (Novelty. 5-8)"
Innovative design meets a classic lost-and-found story in this remarkable Japanese import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY PHOTO by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite this quibble, the spirited monkey and his friends lend themselves to a very satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mr. Monkey—usually the subject of tourists' photos—becomes the photographer in this playful animal tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE DARK by Gita Wolf
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It's a handsome piece of bookmaking, pleasant to see, touch, even to smell—but with more appeal as an object than for its oft-told contents. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A specialty item, this small import has a neatly hand-lettered text that has been letterpress-printed, alongside two-color silk-screened illustrations, on handmade paper, and packaged in a small pouch of the same material—not tailored to libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAWING FROM THE CITY by Tejubehan
Kirkus Star
by Tejubehan, illustrated by Tejubehan, translated by V. Geetha, Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A unique offering that presents readers with arresting artwork and a compelling life story. (Art book. 8-14)"
Art and design take center stage in this carefully crafted, elegant, artisanal book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >