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 >

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >