Search Results: "Jean Gralley"


BOOK REVIEW

YONDERFEL’S CASTLE by Jean Gralley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The result is a dry twist on a universal truth: Truly, no good deed goes unpunished. (Picture book. 5-9)"
King Yonderfel was once revered for his generous spirit; he beckoned all travelers to visit until his castle overflowed with guests. Read full book review >

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VERY BORING ALLIGATOR by Jean Gralley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And the artwork crackles, too, wild gestures and electric colors streaming from margin to margin. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gralley (Hogula: Dread Pig of Night, 1999, etc.) sends up the flag in salute of that time-honored system for sending unwanted guests on their way: screaming at them to go. Read full book review >

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THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >

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AND TWELVE CHINESE ACROBATS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 1995

"A book radiating family warmth, in words, art, and remembrance. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A colorful episode from the history of Yolen's family—her grandparents and their eight children—marinaded in Old World nostalgia. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS by Jean Marzollo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Teachers and librarians will find this a good fit for story hours about counting or Christmas presents, although its trim size limits its use to smaller audiences. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Marzollo, the author of the clever rhymes in the I Spy series, offers a reverse counting book for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN by Jean Marzollo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"2004). (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Marzollo, author of the I Spy series, here turns her hand to illustration as well in the first of a new series of Bible story retellings for young children. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS COLLECTION OF DR. DAVID HARLEYSON by Jean Cassels
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"However, the implication that readers can themselves solve the bulk of the mystery is misleading and may cause some disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clever gouache paintings and lovely, attractive design can't save this beckoning "mystery" from a fundamental problem: despite an invitation to help solve it, readers don't have much left to do after the characters do their work. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"An attractive, useful volume. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This rhyming picture book, subtitled "Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)," takes a low-key but effective approach to the serious topic of fire safety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A MARIGOLD by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fans of Gail Carson Levine's Princess Tales will be in familiar territory here, as well as seventh heaven. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Cold indeed is the heart not made warm by this bubbly fairy-tale romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF SOUND MIND by Jean Ferris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"A quiet story that resonates. (Fiction. 12+)"
Theo's problems are both unusual and ordinary, as the only hearing child in a family otherwise deaf, and as the child of a parent who selfishly forgets who is the adult. Read full book review >