Search Results: "Ian Ousby"


BOOK REVIEW

OCCUPATION by Ian Ousby
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A well-written, carefully researched, often fascinating story of the long and little known French ordeal. (16 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A history of how the French people dealt with the humiliating defeat administered by the Germans in 1940, the occupation that followed, and the end of the Third Republic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Informed and erudite, lucid and sanguinary. (4 maps and 40 illustrations, not seen)"
From the author of Occupation (1998), a splendid account of the WWI battle that raged for more than nine months and claimed more than 300,000 lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
Kirkus Star
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"New fans of Falconer can only hope Ian will soon star in his own book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even before her story begins, readers are following Olivia as she leaves a trail of clothes that she has eschewed in favor of the outfit du jour for her auspicious entrance on the title page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA SAVES THE CIRCUS by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans will not be disappointed by this uniquely new sequel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
She's b-a-a-c-k. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUE STORY OF TRAPPER JACK’S LEFT BIG TOE by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great story, so well paced even the author's note brings the fluid text to a smooth and satisfying end. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Josh learns from his best friend that Trapper John's big toe is in a tobacco tin behind the Sourdough Saloon counter, he's skeptical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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