Search Results: "Helen Cann"


BOOK REVIEW

MANGER by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A lovely collection for those who wish to emphasize the Christian nature of the holiday, worth savoring slowly during the Christmas season. (Poetry/religion. 6-8)"
The eminent anthologist of children's poetry has gathered together 15 poems from many sources, all centered around the theme of animals that might have been present on the night of the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BALLAD by Helen Cannam
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"An earnestly narrated account, heavy with authentica about 19th-century English life among the mining lowly—with a comfy, familiar, Girl-of-the-People love story."
Love and class struggle, as oppressed miners in Victorian England rise up—or try to. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adult readers will probably yearn for more information, but children will enjoy the bouncing rhythm and the intricate images. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While ultimately it may not entirely work as story or history, Krebs offers a glimpse into a part of human culture most youngsters—or oldsters—may not know at all. Read full book review >

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A FOREST OF STORIES by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A worthy collection giving another dimension to the study of trees. (source notes) (Folktales. 7-10)"
Trees as a unifying theme work wonderfully in this volume filled with seven simply told tales. Read full book review >

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ON THAT EASTER MORNING by Mary Joslin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"The volume's design incorporates the text blocks into the illustrations at the top of each page, allowing more room for the pictures to tell the story. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Joslin and Cann team up again for their second collaboration, this time examining the story of Easter using the same format and style of their previous work, On That Christmas Night. Read full book review >

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ON THAT CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Mary Joslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This is a visually appealing and well-written presentation that will be a welcome resource for both parents and church-school programs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Joslin retells the story of the birth of Jesus in a conversational tone, covering events beginning with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, with a reprise of the angel Gabriel's visitation, through the Nativity, the flight into Egypt and on into the childhood of Jesus as the son of a carpenter. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWSTORM by Jørn  Riel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fledgling readers will enjoy this simply told, visually appealing historical tale, though starting with the first two episodes will make it easier to follow the developing characters and storyline. (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
The third in a four-part Viking-era adventure pits four young Greenlanders against both a howling gale and a crew of brutal pirates. Read full book review >

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THE RAIDERS by Jørn  Riel
by Jørn Riel, illustrated by Helen Cann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Not a stand-alone, unlike the opener, but still a worthy tale built around a core of clashing cultures and shared human values. (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
The second episode in the Danish author's Inuk Quartet sends young Icelander Leiv and his Inuit friends on a new mission of vengeance after Viking raiders plunder his newfound Greenland home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN by Rebecca Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A subject index adds to this superb collection's usefulness for parents and teachers in religious settings. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
This thoughtfully designed collection with a traditional Christian perspective offers over 200 short prayers and scriptural passages arranged in thematic sections to encourage children to see prayer as part of their daily lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABOUSHKA by Arthur Scholey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Wonderful patterns in a myriad of colors evoke the feeling of Russian folk art in rich watercolor-and-collage illustrations that add a softly textured beauty to this uncommon retelling of the Christmas story and the practice of giving gifts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everyone in the village is talking about the bright star in the night sky, but Baboushka is too busy cleaning her home to be bothered with the speculations—at least until a trio of strangers arrive at her doorstep with news of a miracle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHIPWRECK by Jørn  Riel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Although the language is a bit stilted and the message far from subtle, this Danish translation, first in a four-part series, will appeal to those seeking adventure, strong friendship and survival stories at a lower reading level than usual.(Adventure. 9-11)"
When Leiv, a Viking boy, is shipwrecked near Greenland, two Inuit siblings, Apuluk and Narua, rescue him and eventually bring him to their community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"It's a charming tale of generosity that, one hopes, will drive readers to also seek its traditional inspiration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wintry tale of how the peacock got his colorful feathers and of the power of kindness. Read full book review >