Search Results: "Juan Wijngaard"


BOOK REVIEW

DUCK by Juan Wijngaard
illustrated by Juan Wijngaard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Baby Animal Board Book'' series: Bear; Cat; Dog. (Picture book. 0-4)"
In a nicely inventive board book, a duckling has five experiences for the toddler to share and discuss: it nibbles a hole in a loaf of bread, swims in a wheelbarrow full of water, etc. The simple realistic illustrations are appealing and well drawn. Read full book review >

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ESTHER'S STORY by Diane Wolkstein
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Elegant and enlightening. (pronunciation guide, notes) (Picture book. 7-11)"
Wolkstein (Step By Step, 1994, etc.) writes, in diary form, the story of Esther, the Jewish orphan who became queen of Persia and kept her identity a secret until her people were in danger of destruction at the hands of the prime minister, Haman. Read full book review >

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GOING TO SLEEP ON THE FARM by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"A captivating bedtime book, wrought with unusual thought and care. (Picture book. 2-6)"
As a drowsy little boy puts his toy animals into their box, he asks his sleepy dad (lying on the floor beside him) how they go to sleep. Read full book review >

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EMMA BEAN by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A fine readaloud or early young reader. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A particularly endearing stuffed toy—a very long-earred rabbit, made by Molly's grandmother before her birth—survives the affection of the normally rambunctious child. Read full book review >

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CLOUD TEA MONKEYS by Mal Peet
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Unlike cloud tea, an accessible treasure. (authors' note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tea, labor-intensive to harvest, is a precious commodity, but wild-growing cloud tea, found only in the highest, dangerous-to-reach mountaintops, is the most prized of all in this lyrical story based on a Chinese folktale. Read full book review >

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PET SHOP REVOLUTION by Ana Juan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An unsettling outing, with none of the dreamy lyricism that illuminated the artist's earlier Night Eater (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This tale of a harsh pet-store owner who turns over a new leaf would be uplifting were it not so frightening. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT EATER by Ana Juan
by Ana Juan, illustrated by Ana Juan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An engaging tale, made even more memorable by Juan's distinctive style and vision. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of Campbell Geeslin's Elena's Serenade (2003) again folds humorous and theatrical elements into mystical, surrealist art for an original tale imbued with folkloric overtones. Read full book review >

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ENGAGING THE MUSLIM WORLD by Juan Cole
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A well-reasoned, useful vision for Western-Muslim relations."
Want to neutralize terrorism? One step, suggests Cole (History/Univ. of Michigan; Napoleon's Egypt, 2007, etc.), is to stop using the term "Islamofascism." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A solid overview for general readers."
Prizewinning journalist and Fox News political analyst Williams (Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, 2011, etc.) identifies more than two dozen individuals who helped shape modern America.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Urban activists in other cities have much to learn from New York's experience, and González's book makes a good place to start."
A leading Latino journalist looks at the left-populist uprising that brought Bill de Blasio into the New York mayor's office and sharpened the nation's blue-red divide. Read full book review >

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TREASURY'S WAR by Juan Zarate
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A bracing account by a knowledgeable authority."
How the United States uses economic embargoes and financial tools as weapons against murderous terrorist groups and "rogue states" such as North Korea, Iran and Syria. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A formidable polemic: You may reject the conclusion, but you cannot dismiss the argument."
Black America is being undermined by a depraved popular culture, avers Williams (Eyes on the Prize, 1987, etc.), while its leaders pursue anachronistic, self-serving causes. Read full book review >