Search Results: "Jerry Brotton"


BOOK REVIEW

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 12 MAPS by Jerry Brotton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A dense and scholarly but rewarding journey for the intellectually intrepid."
A deeply erudite work of epistemology tracking how the making of maps throughout the ages reveals mankind's mastery of the universe. Read full book review >

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THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN by Jerry Brotton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An erudite work that presents a fresh facet to Elizabeth's reign."
An intriguing look at England's contact with the Ottoman Empire and its enormous influence on Elizabethan commerce and culture, especially the theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Unimpeachable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful. Read full book review >

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NOAH’S ARK by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A glorious choice for reading aloud. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Pinkney, at his grandest, matches a poetically phrased text—the Ark "rose over their heads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESOP’S FABLES by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A masterpiece. (Fables. 5-10)"
Gracing 61 fables from Aesop, or at least in the Aesopian tradition, Pinkney's watercolors display both masterful draftsmanship and an uncommonly keen eye for natural detail. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMILES TO GO by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Stargirl would approve. (Fiction. 11-14)"
It all starts with the death of a proton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY’S FALL by Jerry Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"An evocative, idiosyncratic procedural that pairs a lovingly portrayed landscape from yesteryear with a quiet, tough hero and a stable of appealingly down-to-earth characters."
Peterson's debut sends Kansas Sheriff James "Cactus" Early down some perilous paths. Read full book review >