Search Results: "John Warren Stewig"


BOOK REVIEW

KING MIDAS by John Warren Stewig
Released: March 15, 1999

"Such wonderful details bind the art and the text with perfect alacrity, ensuring that this book will not be long on the shelves. (Picture book/folkore. 5-9)"
A polished, poignant retelling of a familiar legend and its worthy moral, that some things in life are worth more than their weight in gold. Read full book review >

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STONE SOUP by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"All in all, a pleasing new version of a popular favorite. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Stewig changes the soldiers in this familiar story into a young girl and sets it in a framing tale whose beginning sounds like an updated, psychologically correct ``Three Little Pigs'': Grethel and her mother love each other but they're too poor to subsist, so Grethel decides to set out and try her luck. Read full book review >

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WHUPPITY STOORIE by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"An author's note explains the origin of the tale and compares to variant retellings. (Folktale. 4-8)"
A fresh and spirited retelling of an oft-told Scottish tale. Read full book review >

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MOTHER HOLLY by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Westerman (Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, 1995, etc.) wields color like a magic wand, making well water translucent, peacock feathers iridescent, and the heavy silk of Rose's blue gown palpable. (Folktale. 7-10)"
A spirited and re-imagined retelling of a lesser-known tale by the Brothers Grimm. Read full book review >

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MAKING PLUM JAM by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A good choice to inspire storytelling sessions and children's own writing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Eccentric aunts Jane, Lizzie, and Alice star in Stewig's (Mother Holly, 2001, etc.) memoir-ish account of a boy's summer sojourn to the country. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS WATCHED by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Both text and illustrations include Noah's wife and his sons and their wives as important working members of the expedition. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
A structured text and animal pairs introduced in alphabetical order are the devices used in this retelling of the Noah's Ark story. Read full book review >

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CLEVER GRETCHEN by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This Gretchen's a winner. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
A fresh and buoyant look at the well-known folktale. Read full book review >

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NOBODY ASKED THE PEA by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"Not for young children, but good fun for middle-grade fans of fractured fairy tales as well as highly useful in classrooms. (Picture book. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily arch and campy version of "The Princess and the Pea" is told from multiple points of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

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WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >