Search Results: "Jeanette Keith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Keith does not exaggerate its historical significance but delivers an admirable account of a Southern city doing its best to deal with a frightening, incomprehensible epidemic."
The story of the devastation caused by the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis in 1878, which blighted the city for a generation. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PALE MALE by Jeanette Winter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Her style is iconic rather than realistic (the urban clouds in rosy heart shapes as the hawks soar together are but one example of their charm) but young readers will get it right away, and upon repeated, joyous readings. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Winter's luminous, hieratic style, with its velvety rich color and carefully shaped geometry, is eminently suited for the now-famous story of Pale Male, the Red-tailed Hawk who lives in New York City. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

With only two words, "Mama" and "Baby," Winter tells a complete story in richly colored and patterned acrylics. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An author's note discusses Mexican fiestas and Don Pedro Linares, whose life inspired the story. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
This visually exciting alphabet book makes a fine companion to Winter's Day of the Dead (1997). Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS GEORGIA by Jeanette Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A powerful message, precisely told, as fine as Michael Bedard's Emily (1992) or Barbara Cooney's Eleanor (1996). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
A picture-book evocation both fierce and tender of one of America's greatest painters. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >