Search Results: "Jos Carlyle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by Jos  Carlyle
by Jos Carlyle, illustrated by Dan Mynard, developed by Persian Cat Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"Luckily, this app was built with plenty of love and care; it may not be a perfectly constructed story, but there are little moments of grace within. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual, ethereal app uses its slow pace, musical accompaniment and oil-painted illustrations to create a mood that transcends its sometimes-plodding storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF HOMO SUPERSAPIENS by Jos Rogiers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2007

"A hodgepodge of uncanny associations and curious theories."
A sinuous exploration of ancient texts in an effort to uncover the reality of gods, their lands and the fall of man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"An excellent example of what picture-book biography can be. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The son of a wealthy planter in the West Indies, naturalist and frontiersman John James Audubon devoted himself to difficult journeys through American forests, swamps, mountains, and plains in search of plants and animals unknown to science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREGOR MENDEL by Cheryl Bardoe
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A lovely tribute. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The life and work of the father of modern genetic study receive a quiet exploration in this offering, published in association with The Field Museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEP BY STEP by Diane Wolkstein
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Long a favorite in Wolkstein's storytelling repertoire, a spare, well- honed tale in an appealing setting that will make it a winner with the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Right from the title page, where the little ant sits on a chair backed with mapleseeds to don four red sneakers, children will gleefully enter Smith's world of enormous-looking grasses and leaves as seen from an insect's point of view. ``Step by step'' she travels from home, over stones and under branches, to meet her friend, a grasshopper. Read full book review >

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CLAY BOY by Mirra Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Fans of the gingerbread boy and Jack Kent's retelling of Fat Cat (1971) will relish this hungry clay Frankenstein and his shattering comeuppance. (Picture book/folklore. 5-7)"
Ginsburg (The Old Man and His Birds, 1994, etc.) borrows freely from Russian folklore to create her own version of the tale of the ravenous clay boy. Read full book review >

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BANDIT'S MOON by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"What holds it together is the tense but warm relationship between Annyrose and Joaquin; Fleischman infuses their scenes with charm and offers plenty of excitement set in an intriguing historical period. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fleischman (The Abracadabra Kid, 1996, etc.) tells a meandering but effective story of a Mexican outlaw and a spunky "gringo" girl. Read full book review >

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MOWING by Jessie Haas
by Jessie Haas, illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

When Gramp takes the horses out to mow hay, little Nora comes along; it's not safe for her to ride while the cutter bar is lowered, but she can help by watching for animals in the tall grass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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'MINE WILL,' SAID JOHN by Helen V. Griffith
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"Griffith's concise narration is briskly humorous, while Smith's realistically painted figures, silhouetted on a clean white ground, have a lively appeal that recalls Ted Rand's illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
John wants a puppy; his parents hope he'll settle for something quieter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2014

"An essential adventure in British journalism."
Scharrer offers a riveting fictionalized biography of her great-aunt Flora Shaw, one of the first successful female journalists. Read full book review >