Search Results: "Jacqueline Briggs Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2007

"Her lively illustrations, employing collage and found objects, are the perfect complement to this lyrical Louisiana tale of good music and good friends. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this whimsical tale set in South Louisiana, readers meet a blue-headed rooster who, due to a case of the chicken measles, loses the will to trumpet the morning wake-up call. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER BRYANT'S POCKET by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Mathers's cameo-like illustrations harmonize beautifully with the story; its theme resonates. (Fiction. 5-9)"
After the death of her dog in a barn fire, Maine farm girl Sarah Bryant has bad dreams that stick ``to her skin like . . . soot.'' Her parents try to comfort her, but when the dreams persist, her father takes her to Grandmother Bryant for a cure. Read full book review >

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GOOD TIMES ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Entertaining, original, and beautifully produced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Washburn is a whittler and an eternal optimist. Read full book review >

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CREEKFINDING by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A heartening story of environmental restoration. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Bulldozed years earlier and filled to make a cornfield, a lost creek is found and restored on an Iowa farm. Read full book review >

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ALICE WATERS AND THE TRIP TO DELICIOUS by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An obvious choice in communities that have active Edible Schoolyards, it may spark some interest in communities that do not—yet. (afterword, author's note, bibliography, resources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Alice Waters, restaurateur and founder of the school garden-to-table program the Edible Schoolyard, is feted in this lively biography. Read full book review >

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WASHING THE WILLOW TREE LOON by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Note on Bird Rehabilitation'' is included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An involving tale to help youngsters understand the effects of oil spills by focusing on the travails of a single loon. Read full book review >

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FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"From the small press Readers to Eaters, this worthy collaboration reveals how one man's vision of food for all has inspired an amazing life of service. (afterword by Will Allen, author's note, bibliography of resource materials) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Martin (Snowflake Bentley, 1998, etc.) shares the real-life story of Will Allen, innovative farmer and founder of Growing Power, an urban farm in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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ON SAND ISLAND by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate this low-key tribute to a child's determination, and to the mutual respect that binds a community together. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The author of Snowflake Bentley (1998) and the illustrator of Amy Cohn's Abraham Lincoln (2002) team up for an atmospheric picture of fishing village life on an island in Lake Superior several generations ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"The swirling texture of the images makes the sensations of the New England scenes nearly tangible. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This poignant story of the magical gift a girl shares with her grandfather is a gem. Read full book review >

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BANJO GRANNY by Sarah Martin Busse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"While less imaginative kids will be left wondering why Granny didn't hop a plane or drive her car, most will find her modes of transportation delightful and inspirational. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Owen's distant Granny hears that he's a baby who goes "wiggly, jiggly, all-around giggly, and tip over tumble for bluegrass music," she just has to pack up her banjo and go dance with him. Read full book review >