Search Results: "John Claude Bemis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOODEN PRINCE by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Young readers will find this reimagined adventure an exhilarating and insightful journey, fresh despite its familiar bones. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Pinocchio embarks on a journey to protect the magical island Abaton in Bemis' reimagining of this classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Compelling animal fantasy grounded in ecological warnings. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A compassionate bear defies everything to save a boy from certain death in this original story blending creation myth with post-apocalyptic and animal-fantasy traditions. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE CITY by John Claude Bemis
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"With a plot as intricate as the Machine at its center and a page-turning pace, this unique, ambitious American fantasy comes to a satisfying end that would please even John Henry. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
With The Clockwork Dark series drawing to a close, author Bemis has saved the best for last. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF TREE by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Aspects of various cultures are woven together, giving the narrative a unique yet grounded flavor. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
Bemis continues to mine rich elements of folklore and tall tales in the second installment of the Clockwork Dark series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Bemis successfully manages the large cast and achieves a balance between the tenor of the historical period and the tall-tale tone of the story. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What's a brother to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE MONET by Paul Hayes Tucker
NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1995

"Monet worked hard to get everything exactly the way we see it''), this is a solid account of the artist's life and work. (140 color plates, 50 b&w photos)"
Another study on the significance of water lilies? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE MONET by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"List of paintings and photos; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an excellent introduction to the best loved and most prolific Impressionist. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE MONET by P.I. Maltbie
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Admirable. (author's note, reproductions of Monet's work, index/glossary, list of Monet paintings in U.S./Canadian collections, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A handsome and child-friendly introduction to the Impressionist master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE AT THE CIRCUS by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Some readers may wonder why Claude needs to give 'the high wire a once-over with a damp cloth,' but surrealists probably won't complain. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Children waiting for an absurdist chapter book need tap their toes no more. Read full book review >

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THAT'S THE SPIRIT, CLAUDE by Joan Lowery Nixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"With deft, charmingly funny illustrations and all the comical verve of its predecessors, a winning addition to a much-liked series. (Young reader. 4-8)"
Their first Christmas together, Shirley and Claude's two adoptees are hoping for a visit from ``Sandy Claus''; Bessie has even knitted a Bunyan-size stocking. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In the end, it's hard not to love a main character who wears a one-man-band outfit to the library, in case he finds a very exciting book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's difficult to describe the Claude books without using the word surreal. The new book in the series may be the sweetest surrealist children's book ever published. Read full book review >