Search Results: "Jenny Koralek"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF QUEEN ESTHER by Jenny Koralek
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A well-composed and aesthetic interpretation for the younger set. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
When the powerful king of Persia, Ahasuerus, decides to take a wife, he chooses the beautiful Esther. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT RIDE TO NANNA’S by Jenny Koralek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And a promising debut for the illustrator. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Coziness is what this picture-book journey is all about: after supper and a quick wash, Amy puts on her pajamas and climbs into the car for the trip to Grandma's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COAT OF MANY COLORS by Jenny Koralek
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Parents and Sunday School teachers will use this as a read-aloud for younger children, but it will also work well as independent reading for older children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
The Old Testament story of Joseph and his many-colored coat is retold in a clear and straightforward fashion in this well-designed and brightly illustrated edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT AND KIT by Jenny Koralek
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1995

"Bold visual elements make it an ideal book to share with a group. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The British origins of this gorgeously illustrated tale are discernible in the presence of badgers and double-decker buses and in echoes of Rudyard Kipling's ``The Cat that Walked by Himself.'' Foundling Kit is taught the ways of the farm and the woods by wise old Cat, but is sent to town by a farmer as a present for his grandson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOSES BASKET by Jenny Koralek
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The thoughtful retelling and striking illustrations make this a fine choice for reading aloud in group settings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
Koralek gracefully retells the Old Testament story of Moses in the bulrushes in lyrical prose complemented by stylized paintings from Baynes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY AND THE CLOTH OF DREAMS by Jenny Koralek
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The potent imagery is strengthened by the simplicity of the graceful telling, while Mayhew deepens the meaning with glowing night scenes in stained- glass colors and gentle, Ardizzone-like characterizations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lyrical, dreamlike tale with more truth than many a realistic story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPINNING JENNY by Sylvia Ann McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A strong, often poignant illustration of slavery's destructiveness."
McLain's character-driven debut historical novel blends a tale of ill-fated love with a scathing indictment of slavery. Read full book review >