Search Results: "Kathryn Shoemaker"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 2007

"A lovingly packaged collection of songs worth singing."
A collection of songs and rhymes for infants featuring an accompanying music CD and analysis of developmental benefits. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >

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THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Set in an old style, very well-kept town with cobbled streets, but bicycles and electricity too, this timeless tale will leave readers suffused with the pleasure of seeing gifts received and appreciated. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
LaMarche creates a set of honey-toned illustrations that make the familiar Grimm tale less an odd encounter with the supernatural than a warm-hearted exchange of gifts. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER by Mara Alperin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"With whimsical paintings, some racial diversity, and a cat and mouse playfully adding to the visual fun, this retelling is worth considering. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-6)"
The Grimm tale is updated with pastel shades and a terpsichorean spin. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES by Ilse Plume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An attractive setting for an old favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Plume (The Bremen-Town Musicians, 1980 Caldecott Honor) sets another of Grimm's tales in Renaissance Italy, expanding it with names and a bit of conversation and providing decorative illustrations with appealing, bright colors, sprightly elves, and Tomasina, a cat, who almost steals the show. Read full book review >

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SEEKING REFUGE by Irene N. Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees. (glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
An 11-year-old Jewish girl travels alone from Berlin to Great Britain in the Kindertransport of 1938. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. ROCHESTER by Sarah Shoemaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Reader, this lily needed no gilding."
Puzzling over Rochester, the brooding romantic antihero created by Charlotte Brontë in her classic Jane Eyre, a debut novelist elaborates his back story and adds some new, explanatory developments to the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lovemaster'd by Craig Shoemaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2014

"A sincere, if at times rambling, re-creation of a spiritual 'talking cure' via social media."
A comedian shares the Facebook conversations he had with a casual acquaintance after she contacted him about her impending divorce. Read full book review >

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THE SQUARED CIRCLE by David Shoemaker
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Put Greil Marcus and Susan Sontag ringside, and you get something approaching this book. A little too postmodern at times but an eye-opener."
Book designer and Grantland and Deadspin contributor Shoemaker offers a frontline report on a panem et circenses scene of power plays, big money and spandex girdles. Read full book review >