Search Results: "Jamichael Henterly"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, GARDEN GNOME by Jamichael Henterly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Who knew they had it in them? (Picture book. 3-5)"
This essentially wordless ("Good night, Garden Gnome" is the full extent of text) picture book spices its simple flavor of fantasy with the ever-so-uneasy strangeness radiated by an ordinary garden gnome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF A TIGER by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author opens with a pronunciation guide and concludes with a note on Namakarana, the Indian naming ceremony, briefly describing similar ceremonies in other countries. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold makes an appealing debut in a book set in India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG LANCELOT by Robert D. San Souci
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Vibrant, but flawed. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
From the collaborators behind Young Guinevere (1993), a version of the story of Lancelot, orphaned and raised by Niniane, the Lady of the Lake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG GUINEVERE by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"His elfin, auburn-haired heroine is genuinely appealing, and, sure, this Guinevere is a strong female protagonist, but she's also a problematic pastiche of ancient romance and a thoroughly modern point of view. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-10)"
A few fragments of legend—which San Souci, in a cursory note mentioning ``a variety of classic and contemporary sources,'' does not sort out from his own additions—are padded out to create a story about Guinevere as a girl who enjoys rambling the woods, where she encounters a unicorn and other legendary creatures; later, some of these figure in her urgent mission to the new King Arthur to request his aid against enemies besieging her father's castle. Read full book review >