Search Results: "Jacqueline K. Ogburn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MASKED MAVERICK by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mismatch; still, an unusual milieu for a picture book story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The Masked Maverick may be able to beat Hammerhand Hannibal, Mad Dog Markowitz, and every other wrestler in the ring, but he can't win over the crowds who boo his every victory—until the Brooklyn Bonecrusher tears off his mask to reveal features so inoffensive that the spectators have a change of heart. Read full book review >

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THE BAKE SHOP GHOST by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2005

"Priceman's gleeful watercolor-and-ink illustrations capture Cora Lee's ghostly hauntings with all the right swoops and swirls in this sweet story of how generous dollops of perseverance and kindness make the perfect cake. (recipe) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cora Lee Merriweather may have a sour lemon-pucker mouth, but she makes the sweetest cakes around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Although not a comprehensive compendium for the reference shelf, what is found within is a huge treasure sure to be utilized by educators and eagerly consumed by future citizens of the world. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A colorful catalogue of endearments for children spans the globe and expands awareness by showing how love is universal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Enthralling fare for addicts of myth and fantasy, with short background notes on each type of creature at the end. (Picture book/reference. 11-15)"
Ceccoli's art gives this companion to James Lipton's classic Exaltation of Larks ("ultimate edition" 1991) a distinctly and appropriately otherworldly look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC NESTING DOLL by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

This beautifully designed and illustrated book will appeal to all who enjoy lavishly illustrated and well-told fairy tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY AND THE LION by Laurel Long
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers who delight in the art of Kinuko Craft, Marianna Mayer, and like romantics will be dazzled. (Picture book/folktale. 10-13)"
Long's romantic, extravagantly detailed paintings provide showstopping accompaniment to this lightly reworked Grimm Brothers version of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon." Read full book review >

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THE JUKEBOX MAN by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"A sweet story, and obviously a personal one, this may not interest children reading alone; it may be best suited to sharing, with an adult to explain everything from old 45s to 20õ slices of pie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An adult look back at a childhood experience, in a volume that may be too blindly nostalgic to have relevance for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNICORN IN THE BARN by Jacqueline Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sensitive, moving debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When 11-year-old Eric Harper begins caring for an injured unicorn, his life is changed by the choices he makes, the relationships he forms, and the secrets he uncovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate of turn-of-the-20th-century Texas—introduced in the 2010 Newbery Honor-winning The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate—is more focused than ever on unlocking the secrets of the natural world.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST MESSAGES by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"While Davy adds a never-scary paranormal twist, Ailish's multiple problems remain the primary focus of this only mildly exciting tale. (Paranormal historical fiction. 9-13)"
After 13-year-old Irish seer Ailish O'Connor's father brings home a thuggish drinking acquaintance, Rufus Dalton, the evil man beats her "da" senseless and steals their only thing of value, a gold statuette. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORRY WEB SITE by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"A lively gallery of mostly likable characters, presented through an open-ended premise that, to judge from the 15,000 contest entries Wilson received, shows plenty of potential for turning young readers into young writers. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson spins six worrisome personal or family concerns anonymously posted to a classroom discussion board into light-toned (by and large) first-person short stories. Read full book review >