Search Results: "Jeannie Schick-Jacobowitz"


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

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

I HAVE ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Eleanor Schick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The appealing soft gray of the illustrations is just right for this mood piece; with precise yet understated line and gentle shading, Schick depicts the narrator's joy and captures the special grace of a memorable performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In spare prose and soft-pencil illustrations, Schick (a former dancer who studied with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) evokes a day in the life of a young African-American performer, beginning with a glimpse of home and school but focusing on dance class and her first stage appearance, when ``every movement feels more real than it ever has before'' and when last night's dreams combine with the morning's first hint of spring to create ``Things I can't say in words,'' but can suddenly express with dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATERINA'S WISH by Jeannie Mobley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Top-notch. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Katerina and her little sisters want to believe in their dreams, but life in a Colorado coal camp threatens to turn them into pipe dreams. 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

WILD ABOUT BEARS by Jeannie Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"With its clear text and illustrations, this introduction is just the ticket for younger elementary readers. (map, glossary, bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Both text and artwork support this book's title: full of facts, but only those emphasizing endearing bear habits; full of gentle watercolors that show peaceful bear-family scenes. 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

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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Marshall's clear, direct book ably captures the frustrations of trying to find the healthiest path and inspiring kids to do the same."
Teaching kids "to learn the simple pleasures of the table and to appreciate the taste of real food." Read full book review >