Search Results: "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"Her writing is strong enough that this entry in the World Writers series can be read for pleasure, as well as for research. (b&w photos, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Lukes conveys to a new generation that the poet of "Hiawatha" and "Paul Revere's Ride" was a cultural icon in his own time, and that while his longer verse may no longer be to popular taste, many of his images still resonate. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In all, a very different experience from the quieter drama of Monica Vachula's Ride (above). (artist's note) (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Longfellow's familiar verse comes to splendid life in dynamic paintings. Read full book review >

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PAUL REVERE’S RIDE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fine version, although it is not so powerful or engaging as Charles Santore's (below) or the Caldecott Honor-winning marvel by Christopher Bing (2001). (historical note) (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
They don't write ‘em like this any more, which is too bad, as Longfellow gave stirring life to a small part of the Revolutionary War and made a silversmith a legend in a poem that has proven extremely popular to illustrators. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF HIAWATHA by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The elegance of the book will not redeem the problems with the poem itself, or with the authenticity of the images. (Poetry. 6-12)"
This beautifully designed book, although wrought with problems, will attract many wishing to have an accessible version of Longfellow's classic epic. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Less a picture book than an illustrated poem, this offering may well serve to excite new audiences in a work to which everyone knows the opening lines—but nothing else. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily beautiful piece of bookmaking attempts to breathe new life into one of American literature's hoariest classics. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"A strikingly beautiful rendering by a new talent, the inclusion of a historical note makes this version especially useful for classroom settings. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Longfellow's famous narrative poem gains a renewed sense of foreboding and urgency thanks to Thompson's stark and somber illustrations. Read full book review >

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POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1999

"Even though Longfellow's famous poems are readily available elsewhere, few readers—after plowing through this uninspired handful—will feel an urge to read more. (Poetry. 9-14)"
Presented in picture book format, this unfocused collection of poems and extracts from this 19th-century poet gathers up a few chestnuts, but also (unintentionally and unjustly) suggests ample reason to avoid the rest of his oeuvre. Read full book review >

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LONGFELLOW by Charles C. Calhoun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Could well encourage a new generation to read Longfellow."
A sprightly, long-needed biography of 19th-century America's most famous, myth-making poet. Read full book review >

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HENRY-HENRY, SHADOWS & LIGHT by Steven Stosny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"The lead's dual personality gives readers two absorbing characters, regardless of who can or can't see them."
Psychotherapist Stosny's (Soar Above, 2016, etc.) first foray into fiction is a dark thriller following a man who, despite an iffy grasp on reality, hunts sex traffickers. Read full book review >

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SIR GALAHAD, MR. LONGFELLOW, AND ME by Betty Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Through her, Horvath demystifies the rhythm and romance of writing poetry, in an accessible story sure to make its own mark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Set in Missouri in 1938, Horvath combines old-fashioned charm with timeless relevance. Read full book review >

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HENRY FORD by Vincent Curcio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"An evenhanded study by an author determined to cover all the bases."
A nuts-and-bolts biography of the great American visionary portrays a character of enormous contrasts. Read full book review >

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JUST HENRY by Michelle Magorian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Clearly drawn heroes and villains, a wildly engaging cast of young people and older ones and all sorts of fascinating bits about movies, cameras, music and life in postwar England all make up this sparkling tale. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
Henry lives with his mother, stepfather, Gran and little sister. Read full book review >