Search Results: "James Mayhew"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KNIGHT WHO TOOK ALL DAY by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In the end, the princess marries the squire and they go off with the dragon as their steed to see the world 'and lived happily ever after!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's irresistibly cheery pictures and puckish font play live up to the promise of this delicious title. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND CINDERELLA by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Readers will enjoy spotting the parallels between Ella's and Cinderella's tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's pint-sized ballerina returns to explore another famous ballet (Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, 2008). Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE MONA LISA by James Mayhew
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Katie's back (Katie Meets the Impressionists, p. 148) this time to trip through the world of Renaissance paintings with her new friend, Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND SWAN LAKE by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Curtain calls for Ella Bella and the whole troupe. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lovely little ballerina Ella Bella returns to the stage after charming audiences in performances of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty.Read full book review >

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KATIE’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"No single museum owns all these paintings, of course, but in an afterword, Mayhew tells youngsters where they are and how to see them as well as a little bit about the artists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's Katie continues her exploration of the world of painting when she and her grandmother visit the art gallery on a hot Sunday afternoon. Read full book review >

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BOY by James Mayhew
Kirkus Star
by James Mayhew, illustrated by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Perfect for young adventurers about to enter their own brave new worlds. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A prehistoric boy leaves his cave in search of warmth and discovers there's no cave like his own. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A sudden gust of wind sends young Miranda and the balloon she's aboard on a quick trip around the world. Read full book review >

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SECRET IN THE GARDEN by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A lovely seduction to tempt readers to the longer story. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A sumptuously illustrated tale pays homage to Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE DINOSAURS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The plot's predictable if ever-popular, while Mayhew's creatures are appealingly anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leaving Grandma, who scorns dinosaurs, drowsing on a museum bench, Katie slips through a forbidden door for a prehistoric adventure: she helps lost baby Hadrosaurus find his parents. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE SUNFLOWERS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desire to be in a painting is played with a winsome freshness: not only are these famous art works made accessible to young readers, but Mayhew captures post-Impressionist impasto and rich color effortlessly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sunflower-patterned end papers, sunflower fleuron on the verso, characteristic vignettes in the post-Impressionist notes at the back: Mayhew (Katie and the Mona Lisa, 1999, etc.) accomplishes the remarkable feat of keeping his own style, with its vivacious line and cheery colors, while echoing the manner of others. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The dissolving boundaries of these paintings communicate to children how art provides a window into the past, while Mayhew's illustrations are light-filled and playful, complementing the styles of the inset reproductions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not for the first time, the heroine of a picture book steps into some museum paintings and learns a little about the artists and their eras. Read full book review >