Search Results: "Jeanette Winter"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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NIÑO’S MASK by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children of any cultural background will enjoy this glimpse of Niño's world, and understand the profound pleasure he takes in creating art. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Winter (Beatrix, above, etc.) communicates her abiding interest in Mexican culture with this wonderfully atmospheric, all-dialogue tale of a child who leads a ritual chase in his village's annual Fiesta of the Tigre (jaguar). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2003

"I live so much out of the world,' she ruefully averred, but, just as her works have helped to connect generations of children to the natural one, so will this diminutive keepsake bring her private one into focus. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Winter follows up Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (p. 111) with a similarly evocative character portrait, pairing small, formal, closely-framed portraits of Beatrix Potter—at various ages, and usually in the company of small animals, as she so often was—with a first person narrative into which she folds Potter's own words (set off in italics). Read full book review >

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KLARA'S NEW WORLD by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A concluding note sets it in the 1860's. (Picture book. 7-12)"
When a drought brings tough times to her Swedish family, Klara—not yet eight—fears she'll be hired out to work on the manor. Read full book review >

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ART AND LIES by Jeanette Winterson
Released: March 23, 1995

"Better in the parts than the whole, seeming more an excuse for a book than a book in itself."
In what is more a brilliant if idiosyncratic colloquium than a conventional story, Winterson's symbolic protagonists discuss, opine, and reminisce as they travel together on a high-speed train. Read full book review >

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THE DAYLIGHT GATE by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An electrifying entertainment."
Witchcraft in 17th-century England: from the prolific British author (The StoneGods, 2008, etc.), a nightmarish novella that burns like a hot coal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Despite their occasional glimmerings, few of these essays measure up to even the briefest paragraphs from one of Winterson's novels."
A self-important grab bag of essays on art, sex, and writing by one of England's preeminent literary talents. Read full book review >

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THE STONE GODS by Jeanette Winterson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Vonnegut did it better."
Characters named Billie Crusoe, Friday and Captain Handsome make it hard to take this novel as seriously as the author does. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN ON THE BODY by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"That question disappears down the Segalesque escape-hatch of the deadly disease."
Can you write a compelling love story if you conceal the gender of one of the lovers? Read full book review >

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THE POWERBOOK by Jeanette Winterson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2000

"Much of the time arresting, thought-provoking, and delightful; for much of the remainder, oddly static and repetitive."
Winterson (Gut Symmetries, 1997; The World and Other Places, 1999; etc.) offers up a show-think-talk-imagine computerescent kaleidoscope that at its heart is—well, a love story of endless yearning. Read full book review >