Search Results: "Gloria Jean Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC FROM OUR LORD’S HOLY HEAVEN by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Additional materials include a short introduction for adults by Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale and a biographical essay with family photographs by Gloria Jean Pinkney about the significance of music and religion in her life. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
The talented Pinkney family collaborated in the creation of this inspirational collection of traditional Christian hymns and related psalms. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY OUTING by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A welcome companion to Back Home. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In Back Home (1992), Ernestine visited an aunt and uncle down South; this book explains how that journey came to happen. Read full book review >

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BACK HOME by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

In her picture-book debut, the author—as Donald Crews did in Bigmama's (1991, ALA Notable)—re-creates the childhood experience of coming from a northern city to visit relatives in the rural South. Read full book review >

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DANIEL AND THE LORD OF LIONS by Gloria Jean Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A solid treatment, both textually and visually. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The Old Testament story of Daniel in the lions' den is smoothly retold in this longer story for children in the early elementary grades. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING by Jean Marzollo
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A quiet, poignantly telling book. (Biography/Picture book. 4+)"
In a thoughtful note, Marzollo suggests that adults may wish to change the words ``shot and killed'' to ``died'' when sharing this book with preschoolers, but goes on to advise that ``if we handle the subject sensitively, we will find that children, like ourselves, can look at truth and cope with death.'' Narrating King's life and accomplishments with a dignity and simplicity that is equally appropriate for young children or less accomplished older readers, the author concludes with a graceful summary of the reasons he is honored with a special day. Read full book review >

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ON THE BALL by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Failing to keep his eye on the soccer ball, a player finds himself on an eventful chase to catch the runaway plaything. Read full book review >

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THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Unimpeachable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful. Read full book review >

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COSMO AND THE ROBOT by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2000

"There's not much science in this science fiction, but Batman's utility belt has nothing on Cosmo's, and young readers will cheer his mechanical aptitude as much as his heroism. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This master of scratchboard crafts another fantasyadventure a la his Adventures of Sparrowboy (1997), this one set on Mars. Read full book review >

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NOAH’S ARK by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A glorious choice for reading aloud. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Pinkney, at his grandest, matches a poetically phrased text—the Ark "rose over their heads. Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A masterpiece. (Fables. 5-10)"
Gracing 61 fables from Aesop, or at least in the Aesopian tradition, Pinkney's watercolors display both masterful draftsmanship and an uncommonly keen eye for natural detail. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >