Search Results: "Jan Spivey Gilchrist"


BOOK REVIEW

MADELIA by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The gouache and pastel illustrations, with their fresh springtime colors, capture the beat of the text and persuade onlookers as to the wonder of the event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Sunday and her father is the reverend, so there is no doubt where Madelia is headed that morning, but what she'd like to do is stay home with her new jars of paint. Read full book review >

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INDIGO AND MOONLIGHT GOLD by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A life-size jacket portrait of the pensive Autrie is particularly appealing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In the first book she has authored, a Coretta Scott King winner for illustration (Nathaniel Talking, 1990) portrays a young girl, Autrie, out on her porch looking at the night sky and thinking about change—how she and her mother will age, how she'll confront the future. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO BURIED HER DREAMS IN A CAN by Tererai Trent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An inspirational look at one woman's journey from ambition and vision to the reality of schooling and schools. (author's note, afterword, color photographs) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
The dream of education comes true for a girl from Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2006

Anxiety and resilience are the major themes twining through both Greenfield's free-verse testimonials and Gilchrist's impressionistic collages. Read full book review >

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I CAN DRAW A WEEPASAUR AND OTHER DINOSAURS by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"Children will easily catch the breezy, bouncy mood here, and few will be able to resist the invitation to create more new dinos, in pictures, words, or both. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
Frequent collaborators Gilchrist and Greenfield (Angels: An African American Treasury, 1998, etc.) capture a budding artist's enthusiasm and compulsion to paint: "My room is full, / but my hand won't stop, / won't stop, / putting paint on paper / paint on paper, / paint . . ." Read full book review >

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HONEY, I LOVE by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The poem deserves better. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Iffy art cramps this 25th-anniversary reissue of the joyful title poem from Greenfield's first collection (1978), illustrated by the Dillons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A bibliography and index (not seen) round out this uninspiring biographical collection. (Biography. 8-11)"
A series of sketches, some sketchier than others, attempts to bring to a child audience a number of African-Americans who have had some relationship with the sea. Read full book review >

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DADDY AND I... by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"None of these is ideal—all are slight and undemanding; still, they meet a real need for simple books about African-Americans. (Picture book. 1- 6)"
The best of four board books by a Coretta Scott King Award team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDLY FOUR by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A lively tribute to children's imagination as well as an inviting introduction to free verse. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Four new friends turn a dull summer around with creative projects and energetic play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING DOWN THE RAIN by Joy Cowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"A universal message reaches out of this warmhearted book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The declaration ``Sweet wonder!'' ends this book—an apt assessment for an uplifting story from Cowley (The Mouse Bride, 1995, etc.) and Gilchrist (Madelia, p. 1304, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRST PINK LIGHT by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fine contribution. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Daddy's been away for a month, taking care of Grandma, and Tyree is so eager to see him that he wants to stay up, in his hiding place, to surprise Daddy when he comes. Read full book review >