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 >

BOOK REVIEW

¡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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

HILLARY by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Raúl Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This book's audience will select itself; red staters will avoid it, but Clinton's fans will love it. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
She is a powerful force in current American politics and immediately identifiable by her first name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACEFUL HEROES by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good complement to Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien's After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance (2009). (Collective biography. 9-12)"
Atop Addy's powerful oil-and-collage portraits heightened with passionate swirls of brushwork, Winter pays fervent tribute to 14 nonviolent crusaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU NEVER HEARD OF SANDY KOUFAX?! by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Great baseball stuff, and a visual treat for young fans and their parents and grandparents. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This book promises to be spectacular with its cover—a 3-D lenticular rendering of the great left-hander, from windup to follow-through—and largely delivers. Read full book review >