Search Results: "K.Y. Craft"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Mahlon Craft
adapted by Mahlon Craft, illustrated by K.Y. Craft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Simply elegant. (Folklore. 6-11)"
Illustrations as beautiful as Sleeping Beauty herself grace this traditional but sparse retelling of the 100-year enchantment of a princess who comes to be known as "Briar Rose." Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB by Marianna Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Capped by a merry party—and a scholarly source note—this makes a dazzling alternative or successor to Richard Jesse Watson's photorealistic 1989 version of the tale. (Picture book/folktale. 8-10)"
The creators of Pegasus (1998) and other lyrical renditions of ancient legends give the career of King Arthur's tiniest knight a sumptuous makeover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASTERS OF CRAFT by Richard E. Ocejo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"A close-up and often entertaining look at new service jobs in an urban economy."
How formerly low-status jobs have become cool, creative careers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Banished Craft by E.D.E. Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Ambitious but not entirely successful, with entertaining moments and promise for more."
In the latest from Bell (Spireseeker, 2013), a dragon scientistand a human witch try to survive political machinations on two separate but related worlds.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS CRAFT OF VERSE by Jorge Luis Borges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fascinating journey that weaves together the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature to cast old questions in a new light and supplement our understanding of a complex literary mind."
An elegant and deftly woven five-part lecture series that uses philosophic, etymological, and personal inquiry to offer an erudite and coherent exposition on the power and limitations of language with regard to the crafting of poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

"Though maybe not casting its lines to quite the same historical breadth as Witold Rybczynski's The Most Beautiful House in the World (1989), this offers itself as a worthy and natural companion to that other andante and evocative memoir of the building of something much loved."
From the vantage of his mid-60s, critic, writer, and retired teacher Rubin (The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree, p. 997) offers a pleasantly rambling memoir about his lifelong romance with boats and about the building of what he suspects will be his last one, the wooden-hulled 24-footer Algonquin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEERING THE CRAFT by Ursula K. Le Guin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A succinct, clear, and encouraging companion for aspiring writers."
Practical writing advice from an acclaimed storyteller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"Hindy balances reverence with realism, resulting in a vigorous, if sometimes overly meticulous genealogy of the burgeoning world of craft beer."
Former journalist and Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Hindy (co-author: Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery, 2005) considers craft beers and the innovators who brought them to the wider American and global markets from the 1960s to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARING ESCAPE OF ELLEN CRAFT by Cathy Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The author's afterword, timeline, and bibliography add historical insight. (Biography. 6-10)"
In clear, straightforward prose, Moore tells the amazing story of William and Ellen Craft and their escape from slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENT CRAFT AND ACTIVITY BOOK by Christel Dhom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Though there aren't many family holiday books of this sort available, this version is suitable only for large library collections with heavy demand for Christmas activity books. (Nonfiction. 5-9, adults)"
This compendium of old-fashioned craft projects, recipes and stories was written by a Waldorf kindergarten teacher in Germany and translated for English-speaking countries, though the focus remains European and is not well-suited to the U.S. market. Read full book review >