Search Results: "Katya Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

LET’S FIND IT! by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2002

"An entertaining first-look for nature lovers. (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Two dozen plants and animals are hidden in plain sight on each page of this nearly wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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THAT APPLE IS MINE! by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Political subtext aside, this makes an enlightened alternative to such trickster tales as Mirra Ginsburg's Two Greedy Bears (1976), in which the sly arbitrator gets the lion's share of the treat. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this version of a tale by early-20th-century Russian author Vladimir Suteev, Hare, Crow, and Hedgehog squabble so noisily over ownership of a fallen apple that they wake Bear, who suggests that they cut it into equal portions. Read full book review >

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MEOW! by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"A very welcome author's note places Suteev's work for readers and may inspire them to turn Arnold's text into a classroom play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From Arnold (Katya's Book of Mushrooms, 1997, etc.), a retelling of a story by Vladimir Grigorievich Suteev that will bring shouts at story hours. Read full book review >

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KATYA'S BOOK OF MUSHROOMS by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"From the animal-shaped fungi to the spore-printed endpapers, Arnold's lifelong passion for her subject will make mushroom fanciers out of even the mycologically reluctant. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Field guide, fact book, and diary of a mushroom-hunter gather under one umbrella. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SNOWWOMAN by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Everything here is obligingly clunky and stop-start, from the story line and broadly outlined, comic woodcut-like artwork, to the pages with a succession of illustrations that mark an increase in the story's tempo. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
This personable adaptation of Vladimir Suteev's The Conifer from Arnold (Meow!, p. 492, etc.) definitely has the air of an early animated film, with the same endearing (and faintly menacing) gawkiness. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS CAN PAINT TOO! by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful photography displaying children, elephants and artwork set in a well-designed layout of large multi-colored text, coupled with green boxes filled with facts in a bold black font, add to the book's unique subject matter and appeal. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Art teacher Arnold, together with her artist husband, embarked on a project to support the diminishing number of Asian elephants. Read full book review >

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BABA YAGA by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Excellent source note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
A Russian-born artist draws on the classic Afanas'ev ``Tereshichka'' (here called ``Tishka'') for a disarmingly direct and authentic introduction to the well-known witch. Read full book review >

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ONIONS AND GARLIC by Eric A. Kimmel
adapted by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"Arnold's frenetic acrylic illustrations have a rough-hewn woodcut look; the action fairly sails off the page. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A classic tale about the fool who makes good, while his acquisitive older brothers are left holding the bag. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT HAPPENED LIKE THIS by Daniil Kharms
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This evocative tribute to a writer unfamiliar to most US children will find its readiest audience in adults interested in children's books. (Picture book. 8+)"
Ten absurdist poems and very short stories, written by Kharms (1905_1942) in Russia. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"As long story strands weave together, stronger by far than its predecessors."
Windup entry to Reiman's trilogy, begun with Wind From a Foreign Sky (1996) and continued with A Tremor in the Bitter Earth (1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Still, the author takes an incendiary subject—the lives of those deemed fit to be killed by the state—and defuses it with a sensitive, humanistic, and sustained treatment."
Lezin, a former assistant director at Georgetown University Law Center's career services office, presents a nuanced, original broadside against the death penalty. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1998

"Undistinguished and unsurprising fantasy: more soap than epic, awash with numbing detail and magical categories but showing little originality or sparkle."
Second entry in the series entitled The Tielmaran Chronicles (Wind From a Foreign Sky, 1996). Read full book review >