Search Results: "Grandma Moses"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Unless one already believes that Gill is a prophet, this rambling text full of misinformation and scolding is unlikely to persuade."
In a rambling commentary fueled by imaginative correlations between the King James version of the Bible and current events, Gill prophesies the world's fate. Read full book review >

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The Littlest Beach and The Great Coral Reef by Grandma Science
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A delightful debut that will likely leave kids anxiously awaiting Grandma Science's next adventure."
Readers explore a tropical beach and learn about the inhabitants of coral reefs in Grandma Science's (Synergized Middle School Chemistry: Matter's Phases and Properties, 2011) lyrical children's picture book. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >

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Gracie the Cook Saves the Day by Grandma Tea
Released: May 27, 2016

"A clever, royal tale with plenty of Christian elements to discuss, included in a helpful guide at the end."
A cook and a king collide in the kitchen in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. Read full book review >

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THE APPETITES OF GIRLS by Pamela Moses
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"A beautifully written but unsatisfying tale of women finding courage."
Four college suitemates, each with her own frustrated desires, reunite at a baby shower. After 11 years, will any of them have found real happiness? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Witty, moving stories from a Jewish mother of the '90s—plus, the recipes work (if you're not too picky about measurements)."
She may be the one—the new Erma Bombeck that publishers are searching for—with this book that is sometimes laugh-out- loud funny, ironic, frank, fearful, neurotic, warm, and engaging. Read full book review >