Search Results: "Heidi E.Y. Stemple"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU NEST HERE WITH ME by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"As a whole, the book ably carries readers past many flying friends and lands with ease in a safe nest. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nestling her young child in for the night, a mother shares in rhyme the many ways birds bed down to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Entertaining and eye-opening. (bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 12-15)"
Brief, breezy profiles of women who committed crimes, from Delilah to Catherine the Great to gangster moll Virginia Hill, with comic-strip commentary from the authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP, BLACK BEAR, SLEEP by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A good read-aloud for a particularly cold and frosty night, it's just too bad the busy artwork with hidden meanings works against the gentle lullaby. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter's latest collaboration is a wintry lullaby for hibernating animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEWISH FAIRY TALE FEASTS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"More valuable as an entrée to Jewish literature than as a cookbook, but the recipes are a nice bonus. (Folklore/cookbook. 7-10)"
Veteran storyteller Yolen and her daughter Stemple combine Jewish folklore with culinary tradition in this selection of tales and correlating recipes sure to enhance a Jewish family's celebrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Notes on the stories and on the recipes fill sidebars, and these are clear, accurate and engaging to both young and older readers. (Fairytales/cookbook. 8-14)"
For a really nice idea wonderfully fulfilled, Yolen retells very familiar tales in versions lively, brief and energetic: Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and a number of others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ALL PRINCESSES DRESS IN PINK by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A joyful and much-needed antidote to the precious pink pestilence that has infested picture books aimed at girls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mother-daughter team Yolen and Stemple get right to the point: "Not all princesses dress in pink. / Some play in bright red socks that stink, // blue team jerseys that don't quite fit, / accessorized with a baseball mitt / and a sparkly crown." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGER OF SOULS by Adam Stemple
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Well-handled fantasy noir debut, with plenty of local color, arresting musical ideas, rapidly escalating gore index and a set-up promising any number of sequels."
Desperately trying to stay clean, ex-drug-addict Douglas Stewart flees from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, Scotland, where tough, worldly Grandma McLaren offers him a fresh start and a place to stay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEWARD OF SONG by Adam Stemple
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Douglas's behavior makes little sense—none at all unless you've read the previous volume—so once again the appeal is local color, a high gore/spatter index and a vivid narrative."
Second entry in the series begun with Singer of Souls (2005), where former drug addict Douglas Stewart fled to Scotland and, thanks to his extraordinary song-magic and ability to know everybody's true name, became the cruel and tyrannical Lord of the Faerie Realm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST CHANGELING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"This flattish story needs more depth in both narrative arc and characterization to sparkle. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Book 2 in the Seelie Wars fantasy trilogy moves the plot along…a bit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B.U.G. (BIG UGLY GUY) by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"But there may be moments when readers scratch their heads and say: The golem is playing the drums? (Yiddish glossary) (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Some books are impossible to describe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY TOYS! by Heidi Deedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A polished debut for this British author/illustrator, who might invent more challenges for the newly minimalist Lulu. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Lulu finds a creative way to clear out her huge collection of toys. Read full book review >