Search Results: "James McClure"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG DOG by James McClure
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"And the rich, oppressive South African atmosphere is as memorably tangy as ever."
What to do with South African detective Tromp Kramer and his Bantu sidekick Mickey Zondi (The Steam Pig, The Artful Egg, etc.) now that apartheid's stranglehold is loosening? Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A CAT by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A watchful kitten shadows a big cat to learn the fundamentals of feline life. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS DONKEY by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The gifted illustrator of several of her father Paul Coltman's books (Witch Watch, 1989) relates a simple tale of her own, one with unusual resonance. Read full book review >

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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 >

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WAITING FOR HIGH TIDE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"The tide has brought an extraordinary book to our shores. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A child waits for the tide to rise, working alongside Mama and Papa to construct a log raft and observing coastal creatures the whole long, hot while. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLE by Nikki McClure
Kirkus Star
by Nikki McClure, illustrated by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This deconstructed lesson in plant regeneration, composting and life cycles will reach apple-eating readers of many ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Primitive-looking cut-paper illustrations depict an apple's travels from tree to kitchen to backpack to picnic and eventually into soil, where it takes root as a new seedling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A solid, if additional, purchase. (introduction, bibliography) (Folklore. 6-9)"
Plainly told, these nine Korean folktales include some well-known tales found in the relatively small number of other picture books and anthologies available in English. Read full book review >

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MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"When summer finally explodes, bringing juicy berries and abundant sunshine, mother and boy luxuriate in a baby pool, glad to have made the journey together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy asks again and again, "Is it summer yet?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM FINGER by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An erratic adventure with compelling moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In McClure's (Selkie, 1999, etc.) wintry and whimsical tale a girl mourns her dead cat in spite of her brother's protests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Christie fans will enjoy; others may wonder what the fuss is about. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Admiring, sometimes cloyingly worshipful bio of New Jersey's governor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"Many others have made the same pilgrimage, but not, perhaps, with such a winning mix of humor and painless introspection."
BUST magazine columnist and children's-book editor McClure (I'm Not the New Me, 2005, etc.) takes an engaging road trip in search of a remembered "Laura World." Read full book review >