Search Results: "Jack Lynn Schauer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OUTSIDERS by Jack Lynn Schauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2006

"A brief but inspired reimagining of the latter years of the existentialists."
Great 20th-century thinkers apply wisdom to current events in this fictional account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOST LOVED MONSTER by Lynn Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Davis's illustrations, rich in color and detail, cleverly add gross and yucky things that young readers will love to discover. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Downey and Davis offer a different take on the subject of sibling rivalry for a parent's love in this hysterical look at a monster family. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them—simple sentences, simple plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MONSTER MOVED IN! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The lunch is the star of this book; both plot and humor are otherwise predictable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A maniacally cheery Mom and Dad give bored Ben a number of rainy-day activity suggestions, from reading to building a rocket to going on a dragon hunt, in Knapman's silly boy-meets-monster tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Curlee wraps the contents in a context-setting Prologue and Epilogue, so the entire volume not only provides an engrossing visual experience, but serves up a coherent early introduction to the range and purposes of these ancient tales. (Folklore. 8-10)"
This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Super Constructions to Design and Build (2001), or Chris Oxlade's Skyscrapers (2006), with its cutaways and plastic overlays. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAINS by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2009

"Sure to fascinate existing enthusiasts, this elegant survey will likely also create some new fans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A celebration more than a complete chronicle, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a personal and affectionate look at the place of the railroad in history. Read full book review >

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ANY KIND OF DOG by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"A promising readaloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a psychiatrist who debuted with Bedtime Cat (1991), another story constructed on a repetitive pattern, but with a stronger story and a more satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS OF THE WORLD by Richard Lynn
NON-FICTION

"A fine coffee-table volume of natural portraiture."
Not all of the animals but a large sampling of the world's species remains on colorful display in this photo book. Read full book review >