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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"The presentation is odd—those with short attention spans may enjoy it most—but the argument is engaging."
An apocalyptic vision—at least for fans of America-as-sole-superpower—of a future in which the U.S. splinters into some version of Baja Canada, Jesusland and New New Mexico. Read full book review >