Search Results: "Heather M. Solomon"


BOOK REVIEW

IF I WERE A LION by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Tremendous read-aloud possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little red-haired girl defends herself against her mother's accusation of wildness in a very inventive way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 3 BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS by Margaret Willey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Solomon's use of collage adds a realistic texture and richness to the images, lending a visual interest to the narrative, the changes in which neither enhance nor upend the original classic. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
This Goldilocks is as headstrong as ever. Read full book review >

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A CLEVER BEATRICE CHRISTMAS by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The old-fashioned cadences of the story and the muted, folk-art style of the illustrations complement each other perfectly in another winning entry in this clever and original series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That quick-witted girl with the flyaway golden hair returns for her third original tale set a century ago in a northwoods logging community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Coombs
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Solomon's lovely watercolors, framed with jewel-toned borders, varied in size, shape and placement on heavy creamy paper, add fascinating details and emotional depth to this gentle jewel of a tale that will prompt discussion on the sharing of secrets, good and bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Daily the people of the village come through the woods to Kalli's house to tell their guilty secrets, which she hides away in the hundreds of wooden drawers that line the walls of her cottage, like apothecary cases or library catalog cabinets. Read full book review >

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CLEVER BEATRICE AND THE BEST LITTLE PONY by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A must for any folk collection. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Having bested a giant in her first outing, Beatrice returns to do battle with a tiny elf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLA AND THE WIND by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, an enjoyable read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A literary retelling of an old Norse tale has Willa confronting the wind after he steals her cornmeal. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNA & SOLOMON by Elaine Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal. Lovely and uplifting. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young man immigrates to America at the turn of the 20th century and works and saves so his wife can join him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON SNEEZES by Marilyn Singer
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Throughout the book, he cleverly shows only the sneezes' aftermaths, saving a complete tableau of a sneeze in action for the very end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the Growing Tree series, a story of sneezing: "Solomon Snorkel has such a big sneeze, he can blow all the leaves off the sycamore trees." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON SPRING by Michelle Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Black (An Uncommon Enemy, not reviewed) serves up a Western in which a beautiful, anachronistic heroine rises above American sexism, imperialism, capitalism, and racism, all so that she and her true love can be together."
Once upon a time in the West, Eden Murdoch and Brad Randall met and fell in love. Read full book review >