Search Results: "Kenneth Grahame"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Not a primary purchase, but a nice supplementary interpretation. (Fiction. 6+)"
Despite the attractive large format of this pleasant complete edition of the 1908 classic, the illustrations seem bland in comparison with either the lively wit of Ernest Shepard's drawings or Rackham's elegant and endearing detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"All told, an elegantly designed volume ready to take its rightful place on any child's bookshelf. (Fantasy. All ages)"
Many famous artists have interpreted the antics and adventures of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger. Roberts takes a decidedly modern approach in this gift edition sure to appeal to another generation of readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This large-format, appealingly illustrated edition is worth collecting by devotees of the original—who are legion—and will capably engage a new generation. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
This new edition of a beloved classic compares favorably to other current editions in that it contains the complete set of original chapters and is in full color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2012

"Despite some room for improvement, this rendition lends itself equally to shared or independent reading and is likely to become as well-thumbed as it already looks. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
Though this adaptation of the classic cuts down on the original's more lyrical flights of fancy in favor of a closer focus on plot, the richly sentimental tone remains in full force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Does The Wind in the Willows need an annotated edition? Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FARTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Evocative and moving. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dream of flying is passed down from son to son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"The book's grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it."
The latest literary experiment from the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fair insight, that, though trite and easier said than done. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Aimed at readers who enjoy such elaborately illustrated, strongly atmospheric ventures into mysterious worlds as Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Walls, illustrated by Dave McKean (2003), and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), this episode briefly casts a young member of a stage magician's audience through a die-cut hole into that Place "between there and back again" where magicians' props and assistants go when they disappear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNHOLY NIGHT by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"A twist on angels and ministers of grace that feels more like a mercenary exercise than a fully fleshed-out adventure."
Three notorious villains protect a carpenter, his virgin wife and their newborn son as they flee the wrath of their Roman pursuers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A rather thrilling adventure spun off from a throwaway joke."
Grahame-Smith (Unholy Night, 2012, etc.) continues his lunatic reimagining of American history after the death of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING ARTHUR'S VERY GREAT GRANDSON by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This is a good choice for reading aloud and for discussing such topics as friendship, aggression and the bravery it takes to change your mind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain, goes in search of adventure. Read full book review >