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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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CLAUDE AT THE BEACH by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who take it too seriously might end up like Claude, floating in the middle of the ocean, wearing baggy underpants (held together with sticky tape) and pursued by a shark—but they'll be laughing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This early chapter book is often hilarious, but it should not be used as an instruction manual, as Claude the dog is not much of a role model. Read full book review >