Search Results: "Jonah Winter"


BOOK REVIEW

JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

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¡BÉISBOL! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2001

"Sure to appeal to young baseball fans and their parents. (Biography. 8-12)"
Before 1947, Latino baseball players, like their African-American counterparts, found that acceptance into the Major Leagues was based on the tint of their skin rather than the talent they possessed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"He closes the text with his ultimate all-star teams for the American and National Leagues. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In this worthy packet of information about famous players from the Negro Leagues, Winter's narrative is marred only by a comic-book tone and exclamation points that detract from otherwise spectacular statistics and stories. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PROJECT by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An astonishing way to lay the groundwork for such works for older readers as Steve Sheinkin's Bomb (2012), this is a beautifully told introduction to a difficult subject. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A picture book takes on the creation of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET WORLD OF HILDEGARD by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hildegard described herself as 'a feather on the breath of God,' and young readers will find themselves breathless with the power of her story and the long reach of her ideas. (author's note, bibliography) (Biography. 7-12)"
Using heightened language that matches his mother's exquisite, hieratic pictures, Jonah Winter limns the life of an extraordinary woman, the 12th-century Hildegard of Bingen. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS JAMES MADISON HEMINGS by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The strength of this telling is the way it encourages readers to empathize with Madison's plight, making it a solid entry in that class of picture books tackling tough topics. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The life of James Madison Hemings, believed by most scholars to be one of several children Thomas Jefferson had with enslaved Sally Hemings, is imagined in this picture book of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER HEARD OF CASEY STENGEL?! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A charming, endearing introduction to a baseball icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Casey Stengel was a baseball phenomenon and a genuine eccentric. Read full book review >

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JUST BEHAVE, PABLO PICASSO! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An energetic and affectionate introduction to an artist who was always somewhat larger than life. (biographical note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A terrific opening—a serene, classical landscape interrupted by Pablo Picasso's exuberant burst through the canvas of this bucolic scene—leads into a simplified look at Picasso's artistic development from adolescent prodigy through his 20s. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO CLEMENTE by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"A well-constructed introduction to a compassionate, dignified, multi-talented sports hero. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente dreamed of playing baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Wonderful for future constitutional scholars and other curious young readers. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Fourteen of the men who somehow separated from one country and cobbled together a new one despite their differences are presented in a lively celebration of politics and personalities. Read full book review >

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BARACK by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"There's no effort at nonpartisanship, making Obama something of a Messiah figure come to save America at its darkest moment—but it sure is heartfelt. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Winter brings all the passion he can muster to this picture-book biography of the Democratic presidential candidate, to whom he dedicates the book. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As hagiography goes, it doesn't come any more unabashed than this—or more effective. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Biblical syntax and cadences lift The Greatest from sports legend to prophet in this remarkable homage. Read full book review >