Search Results: "Jeanette Clausen"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Literary antecedents and all, this is a one-of-a-kind novel: richly imagined, more than a little forbidding, preternaturally astute, altogether unforgettable."
A first English translation of a very unusual novel, originally published in 1974, combines political satire with feminist-inspired romance in a demanding fictional potpourri whose German author (1933-90) may really have been a contemporary Cervantes. Read full book review >

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MALALA, A BRAVE GIRL FROM PAKISTAN / IQBAL, A BRAVE BOY FROM PAKISTAN by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Brave and heartrending. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A master picture-book artist introduces quite young readers to two astonishing heroes of the world born in Pakistan. Read full book review >

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HENRI'S SCISSORS by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"This soaringly sentimental resolution notwithstanding, the book is a charming introduction to a widely reproduced, child-friendly artist, one that children will assuredly encounter and affirmingly embrace. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In her extensive picture-book-biography oeuvre, Winter has proven to be particularly attuned to selecting the just-right elements of her subjects' complex lives while making them both accessible to and readily understood by young children. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Created with strength and courage, like Alia's devotion to the books in her charge. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Living history is not always sweet, but Winter, who has made beauty from contemporary horror in September Roses (p. 815) does it anew. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON’S LETTERS TO THE WORLD by Jeanette Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 19, 2002

"Great potential as a keepsake and a lovely introduction for younger readers. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Mixing such chestnuts as "There Is No Frigate Like a Book" and "I'm Nobody! Read full book review >

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ELSINA’S CLOUDS by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Like the child in Catherine Stock's Gugu's House (2001), or Patricia Markun's Little Painter of Sabaña Grande (1993), Elsina is both allowed to express her artistic talent, and respected by her elders for it—wisdom in any society. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A small, intense, original tale that links art, faith, and natural cycles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEPTEMBER ROSES by Jeanette Winter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 2004

"Winter doesn't shy away from depicting the destruction, but it's the sense of shock and loss in the aftermath, of shared grief and compassion, that comes through most strongly and makes the tale so inexpressibly moving. (Picture book. 7+)"
Among the many memorials to 9/11, this small, spare narrative, spun from a true encounter, stands out for the power of its simple words and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSEFINA by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Winter returns to the bordered acrylic vignettes that she mastered in Diego (by Jonah Winter, 1991) for another story inspired by the life of a Mexican artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD IS NOT A RECTANGLE by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This powerful biography is a boon for all children and is particularly valuable for children outside of the mainstream who have large visions and dreams of their own. (author's note, sources.) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A visionary architect from Iraq gets well-deserved attention in Winter's new picture-book biography about a woman of courage whose ideas and persistence influenced the world. Read full book review >

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MR. CORNELL'S DREAM BOXES by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Winter captures in two dimensions a great deal of the evocative nature of Cornell's three-dimensional work in a way that will be intriguing for the very young. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
A gentle homage to artist Joseph Cornell explores artistic inspiration for very young readers and listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KALI'S SONG by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Minimalism brilliantly brings a distant time near. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Thousands of years ago, a boy chooses to use his bow for music rather than hunting, charming animals and eventually his tribe with hypnotic song. Read full book review >

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BIBLIOBURRO by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Sweet and uplifting. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In 2000, Luis Soriana, a true book lover, started sharing his books with adults and children in remote mountain towns in northern Colombia. Read full book review >