Search Results: "Jeannie Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF ROSY DOCK by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Baker's riveting collages dazzle the eyes and reward close examination; a note at the end reveals how the introduction of nonnative plants and animals into a landscape always has consequences, whether a pleasure or pox. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
An Australian desert, unchanged for thousands of years, undergoes a transformation that powerfully evokes the interrelationship of all things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Perfectly spectacular. (Picture book. All ages)"
This entirely original book is a strong contender to bring to a desert island, especially as it's two books in one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN FOREST by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: March 31, 2000

"Not to be missed. (Picture book. 59)"
Vivid, inventive collages by author/artist Jeannie Baker make this picture book on the hidden underwater world of kelp forests a compelling addition to the ecology section of school and public libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A visually striking account of godwit migration—pair it with Sandra Markle's similar but more concrete The Long, Long Journey (2013), illustrated by Mia Posada. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Baker (Mirror, 2010, etc.) turns her eye to a story that parallels the migration of the godwit with a white, wheelchair-using child who wishes for flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Jeannie Baker
Kirkus Star
by Jeannie Baker, illustrated by Jeannie Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Mesmerizing. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As she did in Window (1991), Baker offers an intriguing wordless observation of how a neighborhood changes over time through the vantage point of a double-paned window frame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDOW by Jeannie Baker
illustrated by Jeannie Baker
FICTION
Released: April 26, 1991

Baker's lastest plea for the environment, like Van Allsburg's Just a Dream (1990), is explicit: 12 views through the same framing window detail what happens during a single generation as ugly urban life crowds into a wilderness vista. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAKER by Paul Hond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"A bright Beaujolais of a book: fresh, optimistic, and sophisticated enough to satisfy on many levels."
A debut novel that transforms the terror of working-class, inner-city race relations into an upbeat examination of love, loss, and father-son bonding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAKER TOWERS by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Almost mythic in its ambition, somewhere between Oates and Updike country, and thoroughly satisfying."
An elegant, elegiac multigenerational saga about a small coal-mining community in western Pennsylvania that shows how talented she really is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Disappointing."
Lackluster account of the vicious murder of a soldier that became the basis for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALTER THE BAKER by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: March 22, 1972

"The splashy tissue-paper collages of coarsely comic peasant figures and a cozy half-timbered town are as pointlessly hybrid as the tale."
Beginning invitingly with "warm smells" of bread, rolls, cakes, tarts and cookies (and a cat perched on a red-brick oven) Walter the baker's story ends lamely when he invents the pretzel in answer to the duke's demand for a roll containing "the rising sun, the noontime sun and the setting sun" (the pretzel, Walter explains, has three holes through which the sun can shine). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE by Barbara Eden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Irredeemably minor but inoffensive, like a half-remembered episode of a silly sitcom."
Eden comes clean. Squeaky clean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPHINE BAKER by Alan Schroeder
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 29, 1991

"Useful for assignments, but not as memorable as his earlier book. (Biography. 10+)"
A workmanlike entry in the ``Black Americans of Achievement'' series. Read full book review >