Search Results: "Jerry Stanley"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Bibliographic note; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
In his first book, a professor with a specialty in California history recreates experiences like those described in The Grapes of Wrath, in a photodocumentary that follows the ``Okies'' from Oklahoma to a California so overcrowded with Dust Bowl refugees that jobs were scarce, wages meager, and the local population so horrified by the crowds of hungry, uneducated migrants that violence against them was common. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"The bibliography is dense and uninviting, but overall this is an attractive, accessible portrait of cowboys, longhorns, and an era. (map, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
They were independent, freedom-loving, and strong—the longhorns, that is. Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Just another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's-literature firmament. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby a chipmunk's nighttime odyssey takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse (2009). Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Jerry Pinkney
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The result is so affecting that some will believe they're encountering this story for the very first time. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Pinkney's deeply moving treatment of Andersen's classic tale moves the events to an urban America of the 1920s. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An excellent introduction that will lead older children (and adults) to the music. (author's notes, chronology, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
At three, Mozart heard his older sister play the clavier and copied her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN OF ARC by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

From Stanley (Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, 1997, etc.), a sympathetic biography that is also a straightforward affair, captured in gemlike illustrations that feign a Book of Hours touch—though many are drenched in piety—recounting the story of Joan's life. Read full book review >