Search Results: "Jesse Joshua Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOCCER FENCE by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2014

"Bildner and Watson offer young readers an informative snapshot of a divided land through the lens of boys who just want to play. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A tale of sports bridging cultural and racial chasms. Read full book review >

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GHETTO COWBOY by G. Neri
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Cole doesn't ride off into the sunset here, but he does, at least, ride off to a better future. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Cole has messed up one too many times, and now his mother has taken him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with his father, whom Cole doesn't know. Read full book review >

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CHESS RUMBLE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There's plenty of powerful emotion here, but the heavy dose of life lessons leaves the overall effort a few moves short of a checkmate. (Fiction/poetry. 9-12)"
"Battles is fought every day" in 11-year-old Marcus's 'hood. Read full book review >

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I AND I by Tony Medina
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2009

"Detailed endnotes provide background, poem by poem. (Biography/poetry. 8-12)"
In Love to Langston, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2002), Medina paid homage to the Harlem poet Langston Hughes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC RABBIT by Richard Jesse Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A strong showcase for Watson's technical versatility, though. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Watson steps away from the accomplished realism of Tom Thumb (1993) and Joanne Ryder's The Waterfall's Gift (2001) for a more broadly brushed expressionism in this exuberant, if scantly plotted, solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LORD'S PRAYER by Rick Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Both highly useful and beautiful—an unusual and welcome combination. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
Warren, author of the mega-bestseller The Purpose Driven Life (2002), and Watson join forces for a thoughtful and visually appealing introduction to the Protestant version of the Lord's Prayer (with forgiveness for debts, not trespasses). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"The dark tone is reminiscent of Sendak's Outside Over There but this is longer and more complex, with more adult than child appeal."
This epic poem is an outgrowth of the stories a famous poet told his little daughter; it is a very personal book; Dickey's adult readers will share his enjoyment in "mythologizing" his own child. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nick by illustrator Watson concludes the volume. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smiling Santa in goggles and aviator helmet speeds up the Christmas Eve delivery system with updated transportation from his "Far Northair" sleigh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE WINTRY NIGHT by Ruth Bell Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"For some readers, Graham's first children's book will be a gratifying alternative to the plethora of Christmas books that either avoid mentioning Jesus entirely or explain his birth and death in heavily devotional terms. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Handsome packaging wraps this long but readable account of the story and meaning of Christmas, as told by an old woman to a young boy during a snowstorm. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WENT APE by Richard Jesse Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Too bad it's got nowhere really to go. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Richard Watson applies a twist to the prince-and-pauper theme. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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