Search Results: "Greg Harlin"


BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH AT VALLEY FORGE by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A beautiful and excellent bit of historical drama and fiction based on two analogous events in history. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Taking a small segment of American Revolutionary history noted in Jacob Rader Marcus's United States Jewry 1776-1985, Krensky constructs a story around an American soldier's Hanukkah observance one cold December night at Valley Forge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Considering the recent hail of titles for younger readers that highlight George Washington's feats, this offers a timely reminder that others played important roles in the Revolutionary War, too. (author's note, map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Infused with a blue glow, Harlin's nautical paintings add an oddly spectral air to this fictionalized account of the Atlantic crossing made by John Adams and his son to France in 1778, in search of support for the beleaguered Patriot army. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL REVERE’S MIDNIGHT RIDE by Stephen Krensky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A good introduction to the start of the Revolutionary War. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
In a departure from other Paul Revere stories, Krensky (How Santa Lost His Job, 2001, etc.) tells the tale from the perspectives of Paul Revere, British General Gage, and his commander, Lord Percy. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT OWL by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A funny tale about stress and an ever upping ante, with a comforting end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something is preventing Owl from falling asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIESE by Greg Cox
Released: June 12, 2012

"Game of Thrones-lite powered by steam. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A reluctant princess has misgivings about her kingdom's new allies as war approaches the peaceful kingdom of Eleysia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THINGS WITH WINGS by Greg Holch
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Despite such convolutions, readers will devour the story, and hope for more fantasy musings from Holch in the future. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The characters soar in this thoroughly metaphorical fantasy from newcomer Holch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GENTLEMAN’S GAME by Greg Rucka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Better-than-average writing can't overcome a tired plot."
Thriller about sending a woman to do a man's job, only to find she's better at it than most men. Read full book review >