Search Results: "Jean Pendziwol"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTERS by Jean E. Pendziwol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises."
A decades-old mystery is revisited as an elderly woman shares the story of her childhood with a troubled teen. Read full book review >

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THE RED SASH by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Supplemented by a long note, a glossary and a map, the episode comes off as purposeful, but there's enough drama to rescue it from aridity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Offering a glimpse into the early years of the Canadian fur trade, this tale of a young Métis's coming-of-age is driven as much by its historical detail as by plot. Read full book review >

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ME AND YOU AND THE RED CANOE by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Evocative, lyrical, perfect. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Free-verse poetry full of sensory details, evocative language, and repetition pair with scratchy illustrations in the greens, browns, and blues of the natural world to capture a morning of fishing from a red canoe. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A NORTHERN NIGHT by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A beautiful, lyrical celebration of northern light and night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Once upon a northern night / while you lay sleeping, / wrapped in a downy blanket, / I painted you a picture." Read full book review >

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DAWN WATCH by Jean E. Pendziwol
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"Debon, with his chromatic chiaroscuro paintings, has clearly been there too, as he complements this story in perfect trim. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Dawn watch is the last watch on a sailboat when the sky seems darkest, the waves seem biggest, and you wonder why you're out there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BR’ER RABBIT CAPTURED! by Jean Cassels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1986, illustrated by Barry Moser, Julius Lester's Tales of Uncle Remus (1987), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and their sequels. (Picture book/folktales. 7-9)"
Hoping to add Br'er Rabbit's to the suite of familiar folk-tale character portraits exhibited in The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson (2004), the porcine painter sets out for rural Sandy Creek. 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 TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >