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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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BEYOND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Lynn Blaikie
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Rich colors and mystical details, particularly in the several wordless spreads, give the art a metaphysical air that may draw susceptible viewers, but Blaikie's writing won't make a positive impression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Canadian import, a rhymed invocation to Raven accompanies stylized, crackle-finished batiks depicting faceless human figures (plus the occasional angel) in leggings and fringed overcoats dancing beneath stars or the Northern Lights with creatures of land and sea. Read full book review >

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HARDWORKING PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"As an introduction to working dogs and to subtraction, this effort gets the job done. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dogs who work for their living are the theme of this offering illustrated with markers and watercolors in deep, bright shades. Read full book review >

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PARTHENON by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"A bibliography at the back lends authority, but it's too bad that the author does not include brief references to his sources in the narrative itself, but rather leaves readers wondering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-13)"
A meticulous account of the building and subsequent ruin of one of the great monuments of the ancient world. Read full book review >

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TEN PUPPIES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"First-grade classroom teachers especially will welcome Reiser's perky puppies, who convey a basic addition lesson with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A kindly mother dog adopts ten puppies from the Puppy Rescue Center in this clever math-influenced tale from Reiser (The Lost Ball / La Pelota Perdita, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Heavily based on David McCullough's The Great Bridge, one of four items in the bibliography, this awe-inspiring study provides an excellent resource for young people. (specifications, timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A goldmine of information in this lucid and elegant recounting of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, with equally resplendent paintings. Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE FAMILY by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"The Ugly Duckling'' and the wholesome contemporary message diverting (Reiser is also a psychiatrist), but the subtexts never burden a story that is also sure to appeal to its intended audience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charmingly sagacious three-generation fable. Read full book review >

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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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