Search Results: "Jeanette Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A very nicely conceived title that does not entirely cohere. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For a contrast in depth and documentation, see Claire A. Nivola's recent Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (2008). (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai's work to reverse the deforestation of Kenya garners Winter's signature treatment: a spare, reverential text and stylized, reductionist paintings. Read full book review >

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ANGELINA’S ISLAND by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2007

Angelina misses Jamaica, and even though her mother says New York is home now, it certainly doesn't seem like it. Read full book review >

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MY BABY by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2001

"Winter, as she did in My Name Is Georgia, uses a real artist's work as the basis for a visual feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's a beautiful pattern and rhythm in the sound and sense of this story, whose images echo the music of its language. 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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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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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 >