Search Results: "Greg Shed"


BOOK REVIEW

ROOT BEER AND BANANA by Sarah Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A refreshing summer treat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's simple act of kindness leads to a new friendship in this quiet, utterly satisfying summer story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Nonetheless, every teacher and librarian who works with school-age children will want to purchase this less-than-perfect book because it offers two important topics—Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving in the New World—from a noteworthy storyteller. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Does every child need a book on every subject in which the facts are set within a fictional frame? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEST HOME by Jane Yolen
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Greg Shed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Instructions for making a harvest doll are also included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Yolen (Girl in a Cage, above, etc.) focuses on family, tradition, and the fruit of the earth in her latest effort, illustrated in golden tones by Shed (I Loved You Before You Were Born, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I REMEMBER PAPA by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"While the plot is constructed around a baseball mitt, the theme at the center of the story is the hallowed relationship between father and son in a bygone era, fondly remembered. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From Ketteman (Heat Wave, 1998, etc.), a sentimental reminiscence about a Saturday train trip to the ball game and a life lesson gained from a childhood loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LANGUAGE OF DOVES by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The best: In his youth, the grandfather would scour the woods for parasols and morelli, then launch his dove to send word of his finds to the cook at the orphanage. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This story starts on a Brooklyn rooftop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF SAYING THANKS by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Shed's sun-dappled, impressionistic paintings create a believable persona for the main character, who is clearly both grateful and happy at her idyllic country sojourn with her golden retriever always by her side. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The author of Old Turtle and other modern fables presents a rather convoluted explanation of feeling thankful for all the blessings in life, including the wonders of nature as well as the comforts of home and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANDELIONS by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Greg Shed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A memorable book, for the way its characters struggle with unhappiness, and slowly overcome it. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It would be hard to come up with a tale of western settlers that's not a cliché, but Bunting (Spying on Miss Muller, p. 553, etc.) has done it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MILKMAN'S BOY by Donald Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Based on Hall's own family's dairy business at the turn of the century, this nostalgic New England narrative joins his The Ox-Cart Man (1979) in harkening back to a slower time and celebrating farm and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NET OF STARS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"In Shed's hazy, golden-toned paintings, the carnival and the farm children are washed in summery light; Etta's intense satisfaction is written across her face in the penultimate scene, and readers will feel it with her. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child finds a way to get past her fear of heights in this sensitive, well-knit episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TURNING OF THE YEAR by Greg Shed
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with Charlotte F. Otten's January Rides the Wind (1997), this is ripe for units on the seasons."
This book on the changing faces of the months is solid Martin fare: a simple story that delights in language and word play. 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

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >