Search Results: "Kevin Crossley-Holland"


BOOK REVIEW

AT THE CROSSING PLACES by Kevin Crossley-Holland
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will look forward to the third installment of this grand epic tale to see what Arthur makes of himself. (cast of characters, author's note, word list) (Fiction. 12+)"
It's the year 1200, and young Arthur de Caldicot is at the crossing-places, those murky, in-between places not quite defined: dawn and dusk, New Year's Day, the foreshore, and the times and places of our lives where change is likely. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE MIDDLE MARCH by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Superb writing, prodigious research, a wealth of detail, and fine bookmaking make these the best tales of the Middle Ages for young readers, an epic they will hate to see end. (cast of characters, author's note, word list, calendar) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Concluding a trilogy that began with The Seeing Stone (2001) and continued with At the Crossing-Places (2002), this handsome, beautifully written volume weaves several threads into a magnificent whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"One cannot help but compare it to T.H. White's Once and Future King, and one might be far more inclined to put that in the hands of youngsters eager for legend. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In Great Britain, this first volume in a projected Arthurian trilogy was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Book Prize, and won the Bronze medal, Smarties Prize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Otherwise, a fresh approach to some classic verse that kids might otherwise miss. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Four different artists illustrate these 15 stories told in verse. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING by Kevin Crossley-Holland
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Those who own Jerry Pinkney's 1999 adaptation will find that this offering is far from duplicative, both textually and pictorially, but despite its lovely text and the skill of its illustrative technique, it will still likely be an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Crossley-Holland's stately retelling of a familiar tale hews closely to Hans Christian Andersen's original text, simplifying and tightening the plot elements and excising some of the more mawkish sentimentality. Read full book review >

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CROSSING TO PARADISE by Kevin Crossley-Holland
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Certainly, what Gatty learns about the wonders of the world and the possibilities of friendship and even marriage between Christians and Saracens speaks to today's world as well. (glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In 1203, Lady Gwyneth sets out on a pilgrimage from Wales to Jerusalem to do penance and save her soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIDDLEMASTER by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A jewel box for lovers of stories, filled with riddles and allusions that will test, but not daunt, even younger readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Three children board a ferry to a nearby island—but to pay the fare must answer seven riddles posed by a boatload of strangely familiar creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MANY MILES TO BETHLEHEM? by Kevin Crossley-Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though it's a difficult task to add anything new to the multitude of Nativity stories, Crossley-Holland and Malone have succeeded. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This poetic retelling of the Christmas story adds drama and immediacy through the use of alternating first-person narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Misadventures of Fink The Mink by David Zielinski
Released: Feb. 3, 2013

"An awkwardly executed playground tale for a young audience."
A mink causes troublein debut author Zielinski's easy-to-read children's series starter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL TAILS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"A de-tail-ed look at an important adaptation across species. (Informational picture book 4-8)"
A fascinating up-close look at the many uses animals have for their tails. Read full book review >