Search Results: "Jane Leavy"


BOOK REVIEW

SANDY KOUFAX by Jane Leavy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Well-conceived and sharply drawn, a thinking fan's biography."
Taut biography of the Dodger great's playing years: baseball savvy and as far from tall-tale-telling as former Washington Post sportswriter Leavy (Squeeze Play, not reviewed) can get. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The best of the Mantle biographies."
Another biography of the late Yankee slugger—but this candid, compassionate portrait is worth a dugout full of the others. Read full book review >

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IRISH FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS by Una Leavy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Field's illustrations are enchanting—richly colored, but with an innocence that matches the disarming charm of the tales. (Folklore. 9-11)"
A collection of ten Irish stories filled with magic, heroism, cleverness, romance, humor, and only a few leprechauns. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL CELTIC TALES by Una Leavy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2017

"A fresh alternative to dustier collections, well-tuned for reading aloud. (Folk tales. 7-11)"
Nine old tales retold, featuring courage and cleverness, giants and wee folk, rash actions and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE CUDDLES! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A fully rounded, easily associative, and visually inviting story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, a bigfoot likes his privacy, even if he is built to cuddle: snuggly, soft, and silky (at least those bigfeet like Barry, who evidently knows about bathing). Read full book review >

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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Sweet, if freighted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera transmutes the simple children's song into a participatory singalong with a nod to wildlife diversity. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

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I'M NOT SLEEPY by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An ideal story for those who prefer softer edges to their bedtime shenanigans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little owlet employs a big bag of tricks when Grandma tries to get him to settle down to sleep. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE BED by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. Read full book review >

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by Jane Cabrera
adapted by Jane Cabrera, illustrated by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Ex-toddlers will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cabrera (Dog's Day, 2000, etc.) illustrates this abbreviated adaptation of the nursery rhyme with broadly brushed, vibrantly colored scenes. Read full book review >

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CAT'S COLORS by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Impish and informational. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Those who think they've seen everything in the ubiquitous color concept-book genre haven't seen Cabrera's debut, an irresistible take on the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Ray
adapted by Jane Ray, illustrated by Jane Ray
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An excellent choice for libraries and home collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
An elegantly beautiful presentation of the text from Matthew and Luke (King James version), from the illustrator of an exceptionally handsome Noah's Ark (1990). Read full book review >