Search Results: "Ilse Plume"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FARMER IN THE DELL by Ilse Plume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2004

"An elegant tribute to an American classic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Caldecott Honor-artist Plume puts an Amish spin on the oft-sung favorite with lovely, old-fashioned, colored-pencil scenes and border designs inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch motifs and folk art. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES by Ilse Plume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An attractive setting for an old favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Plume (The Bremen-Town Musicians, 1980 Caldecott Honor) sets another of Grimm's tales in Renaissance Italy, expanding it with names and a bit of conversation and providing decorative illustrations with appealing, bright colors, sprightly elves, and Tomasina, a cat, who almost steals the show. Read full book review >

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PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF by Jane Langton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"About as different in form and feeling from Michael Bedard's The Wolf of Gubbio (2000) as can be imagined, but captures the same luminous, sweet essence of the tale. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The people of Gubbio, threatened by a hungry, howling wolf, are trapped inside the walls of their city. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE by Jane Langton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"A well-told tale of an activist heroine. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-8)"
Langton and Plume (Salt, 1992) pair up again to tell the story of black-hearted King Hendrik and his most precious possession, a necklace of 100 perfect pearls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR COMES ROUND by Sid Farrar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A richly illustrated view of the seasons through haiku. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
First-time author Farrar here teams up with the Caldecott Honor-winning Plume (The Bremen Town Musicians, 1980, etc.) to capture signature poetic snapshots of the four seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALT by Jane Langton
adapted by Jane Langton, translated by Alice Plume, illustrated by Ilse Plume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Not particularly lively, but pleasing. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
One of the Russian folklorist Afanasyev's more familiar tales (a despised youngest son woos a princess, wins out over his malicious brothers, and ensures the family's continuing fortunes by discovering a supply of salt) is gracefully recounted and set within elegant borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOM DE PLUME by Carmela Ciuraru
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"A collection of original literary biographies connected by a single circumstance that does not by itself suffice to pull them together."
In her nonfiction debut, anthologist Ciuraru (editor: Poems About Horses, 2009, etc.) presents brief biographies of a handful of pseudonymous authors from George Sand to the late 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Sternberger's unobtrusive narrative allows the characters to speak for themselves in extensively quoted letters, diaries, and published writings. (photos, not seen)"
The sad fate of three children whose youth was sacrificed to the cause of Zionism. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Chronology; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Unusual in the annals of young people's literature about the Holocaust, these remembrances—of greatest appeal to teens—are from a woman who was already an adult at the time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO FROM 2030 by Jan Paul Schutten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers who want to know when their jet packs and food tablets will be coming will find no answers in this mishmash of eco-sermons and vague allusions to cutting-edge technology. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A Belgian import attempts prognostication. Read full book review >