Search Results: "Jason Stemple"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"This is a welcome companion to A Mirror to Nature and An Egret's Day (both 2009). (Informational poetry. 8-11)"
Striking photographs of birds that might be seen in the eastern United States illustrate this new collection of 14 poems in varied forms. Read full book review >

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SHAPE ME A RHYME by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Very enjoyable, and allows for much exploration. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Indefatigable author Yolen and her photographer son make another foray in an extremely engaging series. Read full book review >

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COLOR ME A RHYME by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A multicolored gem for the poetry shelves in most school and public libraries. (Poetry. 9-13)"
The ubiquitous Yolen (Sherwood, p. 806, etc.) has previously collaborated with Stemple on three books of nature poems illustrated with photographs. Read full book review >

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LEAST THINGS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A solid addition to the poetry of science, and the science in poetry, for younger fans of both. (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Poetry and natural history mingle in this mother/son collaboration, as it has in its six predecessors. Read full book review >

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BUG OFF! by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A bug-themed companion to their previous collaborations. (Poetry. 5-10)"
Mother and son collaborate once more (Birds of a Feather, 2011, etc.), creating a group of poems and photographs that celebrate some well-known creepy crawlies. Read full book review >

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AN EGRET’S DAY by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

"A stunning combination of scientific and ecological knowledge offered through a graceful fusion of lyrical and visual media. (Informational picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
Poetry and short informative paragraphs combine to celebrate both the elegance and the natural history of the American egret. Read full book review >

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A MIRROR TO NATURE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Italicized captions on each poem's page add information about the pictured animal, making this a good volume—along with other titles by this mother-son team—for teachers wanting to connect science and poetry. (Poetry. 10-12)"
The title of this volume comes from Hamlet's instructions to the players that the "purpose of playing" is to mirror nature. Read full book review >

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COUNT ME A RHYME by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"Many, no doubt, will memorize the enchanting verse. (Picture book. 10-12)"
Mother-and-son team Yolen and Stemple follow up Color Me a Rhyme (2000) with this engaging counting book. Read full book review >

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THE ALLIGATOR'S SMILE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A splendid addition to the creators' explorations of the natural world. (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Fascinating facts and playful poems about the dinosaur's smiling cousin. Read full book review >

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WILD WINGS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Recently hatched ornithologists and fans of Yolen's Bird Watch (1990) hoping for more of the same will warble over this fresh gathering of words and images. (Poetry. 7-11)"
In their fifth mother-son collaboration (Color Me a Rhyme, 2000, etc.), Stemple's bird photos spark 14 poems from the prolific Yolen, with added captions for all but the final pairing folding in snippets of natural history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEWARD OF SONG by Adam Stemple
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Douglas's behavior makes little sense—none at all unless you've read the previous volume—so once again the appeal is local color, a high gore/spatter index and a vivid narrative."
Second entry in the series begun with Singer of Souls (2005), where former drug addict Douglas Stewart fled to Scotland and, thanks to his extraordinary song-magic and ability to know everybody's true name, became the cruel and tyrannical Lord of the Faerie Realm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST CHANGELING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"This flattish story needs more depth in both narrative arc and characterization to sparkle. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Book 2 in the Seelie Wars fantasy trilogy moves the plot along…a bit. Read full book review >