Search Results: "Jerome Lagarrigue"


BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM SUMMER by Deborah Wiles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Vibrant full-page paintings by talented French-born artist Lagarrigue capture both the palpable heat of southern summer days and the warmth of the boys' friendship. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Wiles draws on memories of her childhood summers in Mississippi in her first picture book, a slice-of-life story about Joe, a Caucasian boy, and his best friend, John Henry, an African-American boy whose mother works as a housekeeper for Joe's family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A guide at the back to help young artists create their own collages enhances this fitting introduction to an American artist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This tribute to collage artist Romare Bearden is movingly executed in a fictionalized story of young James, who visits his aunt and uncle in New York while his parents adjust to the arrival of twins. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This quietly moving story pays tribute to the peaceful protesters who did indeed 'overcome.' (author's note) (Picture book. 5+)"
An ordinary African-American girl witnesses extraordinary events in this first-person account of the Greensboro sit-ins of 1960. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING NORTH by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"The impressionistic, color-rich paintings are as warm and expressive as the lyrical story, a nighttime view of the car's headlights and taillights cutting the midnight-blue darkness is as stunning as the full-bleed, double-page spread of big sky and cotton fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Any child who has ever faced the upheaval of a cross-country move will relate to this gorgeous, autobiographical picture-book poem about an African-American family that moves north from Alabama to Nebraska in 1964. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE'S LACE by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"An excellent introduction to the rewards of botany as exemplified by learning about a particularly lovely species. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Like Wexler's Jack-in-the-Pulpit (1993), a lucid look at a familiar plant with intriguing characteristics and adaptations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1994

"Part journal, part biography and part historical account of an era when the great Adirondack wilderness camps were at their height, Jerome combines outdoor adventure, natural history and personal insight in a satisfying manner."
Nearly a hundred years after a 19th-century writer paddled and portaged 266 miles through the Adirondack wilderness in a nine- foot, ten-and-a-half-pound canoe, writer/editor Jerome, inspired by that very same canoe seen in a museum, makes and records a similar journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFLECTING by Jerome Schorr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"An often engaging collection that readers will savor."
Debut author Schorr reflects on love, family, and faith in this set of poems written in northern New England. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ANGEL STREET by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A deliriously overplotted Hitchhiker's Guide to the Big Apple adorned with a demotic style and cartoon-epic conventions that would make it perfectly logical for the hero's bemused father to pop up ten pages from the end."
Charyn winds up his New Isaac Quartet (Montezuma's Man, 1993, etc.) with the inauguration of Isaac Sidel, the Pink Commish, as mayor of New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"A kind of sour grapes of wrath, brilliantly rendered."
Rancor, resentment, whining, self-loathing and, of course, some very good prose. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN SIDEL by Jerome Charyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Halfway through, though, readers might plead for mercy."
Call him Isaac. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE SHORTHAND by Jerome Charyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Both a very uneven book and a very welcome one—a paradox Babel would have appreciated."
The tireless Charyn's 39th book (The Green Lantern, 2004, etc.) is a feisty "biographical meditation" on the truncated career of the great Russian modernist. Read full book review >