Search Results: "Ilya Spirin"


BOOK REVIEW

ICE BEARS by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2008 is the far superior book. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Polar bears—so cute and cuddly, at least from a distance—have become the new poster animal in the fight against global warming, and this book earnestly tries to explain why. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOST TIGER by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A beautifully written episode with a strong conservation message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lyrical free verse, nature-writer London gives readers a tiny peek into the lives of a Siberian tiger cub and his mother. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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A APPLE PIE by Gennady Spirin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"From A to Z, absolutely delectable. (Picture book. All ages)"
Far from being just another abecedarium, Spirin's signature finely lined, captivating watercolors stretch the parameters with his engaging interpretation of the English nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A blend of philosophy and physics that will stir both specialists and nonspecialists to think freshly about what is real."
A Nobel Prizewinning chemist bridges science and philosophy in explaining how chaos theory shows that time is real and determinism untenable. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

Dozens of visions of Goldilocks, both rustic and refined, have skipped their way through children's books, but none as elegantly as this one. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE FIREBIRD by Gennady Spirin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Masterful. (Picture book/folktale. 5-12)"
Exquisite design and delicately elaborate illustration evoking the finely burnished gilt tradition of classic Russian lacquer ware transport the reader to once-upon-a-time and the faraway kingdom of Tsar Vasilyi. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Gennady Spirin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spirin's immediately recognizable artistic style stands out in another arresting interpretation of a traditional text (Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EASTER STORY by Gennady Spirin
Released: March 1, 1999

"This book serves as an artful introduction to the popular Bible stories, with appeal for those fond of ornate, formal treatments. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Spirin illustrates excerpts from the King James Bible in a luminous Italian Renaissance style. Read full book review >

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD by Gennady Spirin
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Though the religious symbolism in the illustrations will be familiar to many, other symbols and images are less certain, and an illustrator's note of explanation would have made the volume more accessible to those less familiar with biblical history. (Nonfiction. 5-adult)"
Spirin continues his series of illustrated Bible stories with this individualistic and somewhat mysterious interpretation of the beloved Twenty-Third Psalm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The highlights of this collection are the notes and the CD itself; jazz aficionados wishing to share their enthusiasm with their children may find it a useful vehicle. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An anthology of familiar songs from the mid-20th century are gathered in a petite picture book, with illustrations, notes, and an accompanying CD. Read full book review >