Search Results: "Jo Ellen Bogart"


BOOK REVIEW

JEREMIAH LEARNS TO READ by Jo Ellen Bogart
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Adult new readers may respond to this, but next to stories such as Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise (1989) and Marie Bradley's More Than Anything Else (1995), children will gain little sense here of the importance, benefits, or process of learning to read. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-531-33190-3 A bland take on a worthy theme: when an aging farmer suddenly decides that he'd like to add reading to his many other skills, he washes up and presents himself at the one-room schoolhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIFTS by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The lyrical and lighthearted rhymes never convey the exuberance of the art but advance the story nicely by providing a sequence of cues for the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lively plasticine bas-reliefs depict scenes of another traveling grandmother (see Blackstone review, above) and the gifts she brings to her granddaughter from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTURING JOY by Jo Ellen Bogart
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 13, 2002

"With all its flaws, it remains a charming introduction to a gifted folk artist. (Biography. 8-12)"
Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis was disabled, poor, and untrained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART by A.M. Sperber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"Dramatic, historically informative, and elegiac, this exemplifies an honorable standard in the uneven world of film biographies. (40 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Two celebrated biographers lend their diligence to this dense, insightful work on a much analyzed icon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE CAT AND THE MONK by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reminiscent of the succinct storytelling and expressive brushwork of Chris Raschka and Kevin Henkes, this quiet, historical gem will charm children and adults alike. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the ninth century C.E., an anonymous, Irish Benedictine monk penned a poem drawing parallels between the pursuits of his cat and his own work; Bogart's retelling and Smith's paintings create an accessible window into this world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 1997

"A refreshingly serious film biography that movie lovers will appreciate for approaching Bogart as a subject, not a celebrity. (49 b&w photos, not seen)"
The man now considered America's greatest movie star is chronicled seriously and fully, but not always movingly or with new critical insight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT YOUR CHICKENS by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"There is so much feathered fun here, it's pure poultry in motion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Unfolding in short, bouncy rhymes, this atypical counting book fills its pages with a flock of chickens enjoying a day at the county fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART by Stephen Humphrey Bogart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"A memoir clearly written to exorcise some personal ghosts. (First printing of 125,000; author tour)"
Bogart was only eight when his famous father died; now that he's a grown-up, a published author (Play It Again, 1995), and a TV producer, he is ready to confront the legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >