Search Results: "Joe Shlichta"


BOOK REVIEW

STRONGHEART JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Pleasant DeSpain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Gail Haley's Jack and the Bean Tree (1986) is still the best choice for readers in search of an alternative to the many tellings aimed at a younger audience. (Picture book/folklore. 8-10)"
DeSpain (Eleven Turtle Tales, 1994, etc.) turns to the oldest known versions of this durable story for his retelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"Although little effort is made to distinguish between the various cultures through language, these stories are all clear, fast-paced, and fun. (Notes) (Stories/Folklore. 4-10)"
Eleven fine early-reader, or read-aloud, tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTY-THREE MULTICULTURAL TALES TO TELL by Pleasant DeSpain
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Source notes. (Folklore. 7+)"
In his third collection, a well-known storyteller again gathers tales from around the world, featuring clever and foolish folk of all ages, supernatural creatures, hearty humor, low levels of violence, and deftly delivered messages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An unexpected history of a very famous intersection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWING by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Engaging fantasy with bright watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Josey finds a virtual treasure trove, in a very unusual way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BELLY BOOK by Joe Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Emergent readers aren't likely to change their eating habits, but they'll get the point, and also enjoy the menagerie of midriffs. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
"Everybody has a belly. / Babies have them. / So do pops. / So do firemen. / So do cops." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABCOCK by Joe Cottonwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Whether their choices are good or bad, the characters get the benefit of the doubt and the gift of being able to grow and change; it's not all empty calories. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Cottonwood (Danny Ain't, 1992, etc.) returns to the deceptively quiet town of San Puerco, California, for this filling tale of an overweight seventh grader, young love, family, baseball, and rock-'n'-roll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE HIGH by Joe Aaron
Released: June 26, 2014

"An engaging tale highlighting the fragility and the puerility of the human condition."
A tongue-in-cheek novella that takes young love and teen angst to a higher power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIXTH SESSION by Joe Hefferon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2009

"Definitely a notch or two above the usual NYC crime procedural, if for sheer novelty's sake."
Offbeat modern cop opera plays ancient mysticism against gruesome CSI tropes in the most glorious season of all-Christmas-in New York City's darkest places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIEWS FROM THE MAINLAND by Joe Brennan
Released: July 23, 2011

"A lengthy but thorough and valuable treatment of living in China."
An American records his daily experiences as an English teacher in China. Read full book review >