Search Results: "John Bemelmans Marciano"


BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sandwiched between endpaper views of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Bemelmans is buried in Arlington), this homage offers a reasonably seamless continuation of the classic series, far closer in lilt and spirit than, for instance, the recent spate of Corduroy and Curious George travesties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"In an old white house in Washington, D.C., / Lived as lonely a girl as there can be…." Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE CATS OF ROME by John Bemelmans Marciano
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Like the newer Amelia Bedelias, this doesn't exactly take the perennial favorite in new directions, but it does seamlessly extend the series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having inched his way into his grandfather's spotlight with a Madeline board book and other tie-ins, Marciano tries out a full-dress solo performance here—and makes the grade nicely. Read full book review >

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HAROLD’S TAIL by John Bemelmans Marciano
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This is an endearing adventure, enhanced by black-and-white drawings, and a unique approach to a ubiquitous societal issue. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ever thought about the difference between a rat and a squirrel? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Imaginative and playful. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lonely and bored, Luca would love to play outside in the summer sun rather than help run the family café in Venice. Read full book review >

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DELILAH by John Bemelmans Marciano
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Delilah is sure to become a bedtime favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Life on the farm was lonely and hard for Red, at least until a sweet lamb named Delilah came along to change everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A lively perspective on globalism as it relates to currency and systems of measurement."
Marciano, best known as an illustrator and author of popular children's books (Madeline at the White House, 2011, etc.), delves into the political ramifications of the American and French revolutions on the adoption of the metric system. Read full book review >

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THE ALL-POWERFUL RING by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fresh and pleasing Continental sojourn for chapter-book readers. (map, historical note) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Primo is sure that the gold ring he finds in a fish's stomach must have magical powers. But what are they? Read full book review >

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BEWARE THE CLOPPER! by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The tongue-in-cheek tale goes on, with enticing hints of adventures and revelations to come. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In a third episode set in the (supposedly) witch-ridden Italian town, curious Maria Beppina makes a startling discovery when she stops running from the scary "Clopper." Read full book review >

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MISCHIEF SEASON by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Witches never actually step into sight, but their offstage presence adds shivery hints of danger to this lightweight opener. (town map) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Of all the magical residents in an Italian town long renowned for its various sorts of witches, the mischievous Janara may be the most mysterious—and troublesome. Read full book review >

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RESPECT YOUR GHOSTS by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"A droll picture of life yesteryear in a—seemingly—ordinary Italian town. (map, cultural note) (Historical fantasy. 8-10)"
Nine-year-old Sergio may not be the brightest bulb in town, but he shines after helping to settle a 137-year-old feud between two ghosts in Marciano's latest visit to Benevento. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE'S RESCUE by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: April 3, 1953

"A Gallic spirit for an all-American audience."
The name is magic to an ageless but perennial public for a further adventure in stylized, wistful watercolors and charmingly imperfect rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 10, 1957

"His many readers will assure its reception."
The search for love is the theme of this French flavored tale in which the Duc de Montfort-Lamoury's adventures with women give Bemelmans a chance to distill the essence of Paris, food and drinks, the countryside and the Gallic attitude. Read full book review >