Search Results: "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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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WORDS WEST by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"A model of fine history writing. (author's note, epilogue, sources, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Forty thousand children and their families made the great overland journeys to the West from 1840 to 1870. Read full book review >

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RIVER DISCOVERIES by Ginger Wadsworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"While the author's appreciation of the natural world is evident, the text is livelier than the illustrations. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author introduces 13 animals that live (or lived) near North American rivers, including the common dragonfly, water beetle, blackbird, raccoon, and catfish as well as the less common moose, river otter, water shrew, osprey, beaver, trout, salamander, and mountain lion. Read full book review >

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SEASONS OF THE BEAR by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The wildfire is all that sparks here. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A black bear ushers her two cubs through their first seasonal round. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Unvarnished prose, plentiful images and vivid anecdotes set in historical perspective make this chronological account lively and accessible for middle-grade readers. (author's note, chronology, source notes, bibliography, words and music) (Biography. 9-12)"
Even readers without Girl Scout credentials can appreciate this competent, photo-laden biography of fearless, feisty founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Read full book review >

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ONE TIGER GROWLS by Ginger Wadsworth
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sound effects are included for each animal, so even toddlers will enjoy the counting and the racket. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Hippos bellow, squirrels chitter, and hyenas guffaw in this counting book of animal noises. Read full book review >