Search Results: "James Sturm"


BOOK REVIEW

JAMES STURM’S AMERICA by James Sturm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"It doesn't take many words or strokes for Sturm's graphic artistry to leave a lasting impression."
The interplay of darkness and light distinguishes this three-part graphic narrative that probes the seamier recesses of the American soul. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"It also rightly presents Paige as hero, showman and symbol. (Graphic fiction. 11-15)"
A bleak tale of failed baseball dreams, smoldering pride and Jim Crow in action. Read full book review >

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GRYPHONS AREN'T SO GREAT by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Gryphons might not be great, but this sweet tale of friendship certainly is. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
The Knight and his noble steed, Edward, find their friendship challenged when the Knight turns his attention to a new friend: a gryphon. Read full book review >

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BIRDSONG by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"For all its simplicity, an episode rich in drama, humor, pathos, and thematic depth—with plenty of latitude for verbal embellishment. (resource list) (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
Sturm pays tribute to the Japanese art of kamishibai storytelling with a wordless tale of two wicked children who are turned into monkeys.Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS KNIGHT by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This Knight may be sleepless, but he certainly does shine. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
How is a Knight supposed to fall asleep without his beloved teddy bear? Read full book review >

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APE & ARMADILLO TAKE OVER THE WORLD by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Ape and Armadillo might not have conquered the world in this outing, but they should win plenty of fans who will want to read more about this dynamic duo. (Graphic early reader. 5-10)"
An unlikely pair of pals engages in creative plans that exercise their imaginations and test their friendship. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Wrapped up with some drawing paper and pens, this clever Christmas cartoon construction might spark some creative projects. (Graphic picture book. 5-10)"
This lightweight, mildly humorous story about Santa, his favorite elf and a Christmas knight advises kids to draw their own comic strips, though no practical help is offered in drawing instruction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Entertaining and surprisingly edifying. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
An insightful and enjoyable way for kids to learn about cartooning, presented in a vibrant graphic format. Read full book review >

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OGRES AWAKE! by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Guaranteed to make readers feel like they've woken up on the right side of the bed. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
The Knight and Edward find their kingdom besieged by sleeping ogres—what should they do? Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD OF DESTINY by Gary Sturm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2012

"A considered, eventful fantasy story."
Sturm (The Secrets of Time, 2004, etc.) offers a philosophical novel that spans countries—and universes. Read full book review >

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WHO’S QUALIFIED? by Lani Guinier
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"A well-intentioned proposal that is not quite ready for prime time."
A brief exchange about how best to ensure that all Americans have access to the most coveted schools and jobs. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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