Search Results: "Jackson Fish Market"


BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS

"It shows that even the best iPad app narration can't compete with a story told aloud by a child's favorite bedtime reader. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-6)"
An extremely short yet effective example of what the A Story Before Bed app can do, this retelling of the classic nursery rhyme succeeds or fails in large part based on the reader's own effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Free Jazz at the Tsukiji Fish Market by Naoto Nakamura
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A surprising catch from a unique voice."
A fun, illuminating introduction to a piece of Japanese life rarely glimpsed by outsiders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACKSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the zeitgeist is embodied to perfection, and the result is a truly, and substantially, entertaining tale."
In some ways a sequel to his well-researched Jefferson (1993), Byrd's latest is a superior novel to that earlier effort—lusty and lively in its view of the American political scene, circa 1828, yet also keenly aware of the underlying issues gripping the nation as it expanded westward. Read full book review >

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MARKET! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"What journeys he'll inspire! (Picture book. 5+)"
Lewin (Sacred River, 1995, etc.) expertly plies pen and brush in a rousing invitation to six far-flung marketplaces where vibrant color and lively haggling replace mass production and spurious supermarket specials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH by Liam Francis Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"A full-bodied story with an economy of style, this will be particularly rewarding for emerging readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This picture-book debut from a New Yorker cartoonist presents a child and a dog and their escapades while fishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH by Gregory Mone
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"His pacifism adds an unusual element for stories of this ilk, too. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Tongue embedded in cheek, Mone proffers a nautical tale well stocked with typecast pirates and starring an Irish farmboy whose aversion to fighting is surpassed only by his abilities in the water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH by L.S. Matthews
FICTION
Released: June 6, 2004

"Well intentioned, but flawed. (Fiction. 12+)"
In an unnamed time and place a war has reduced the population to starvation levels. Read full book review >

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"True, her kitchen's trashed and she probably won't find a welcome mat at her supermarket hereafter, but all's well that ends well—at least while the soup's on. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A marketing trip from Miranda (Glad Monster, Sad Monster, p. 1309) that jiggity jigs off in time-honored nursery-rhyme fashion, but almost immediately derails into well-charted chaos. Read full book review >

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TO MARKET! TO MARKET! by Peter Spier
Released: Oct. 6, 1967

Only Peter Spier's skill as an illustrator redeems this peculiar hybrid, a selection of Mother Goose rhymes about farm and market against a panorama of early nineteenth century New Castle (Del.), and even his skill cannot ensure a use for what is essentially an album of authentic views of town and countryside far too detailed for the simple verses and pointless for the Little Pig Went to Market audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A provocative portrait sure to win as many fans and detractors as its red-hot subject."
A well-rounded treatment of one of baseball's most celebrated and controversial figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO MARKET, TO MARKET by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"These soulful images never feel static—an amazing feat for such a deliberate, painstaking medium. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Readers join a mother and child on their trip to the farmers market, meeting vendors and learning how they prepare their goods for sale. Read full book review >