Search Results: "Kim Rayevsky"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTONYMS, SYNONYMS, & HOMONYMS by Kim Rayevsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Good practice for fledgling readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The Rayevskys take a freewheeling approach to three of spoken language's quirky little features, crowding each spread with small demonstrative figures and tucking in a pair of extraterrestrial observers disguised in baggy street dress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Tom Paxton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 23, 1993

"A beautiful, welcome addition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
Paxton and Rayevsky add a fourth to their well-received Aesops with ten more tales in verse, with a good balance between the familiar (``The Wind and the Sun'') and the less so (``The Cat and the Fox''; ``The Cock and the Pearl''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE PUP by Caroline Stutson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"This rowdy, rousing yarn will be a real treasure for any pirate enthusiast or young adventurer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
These are no ordinary pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO FOOLS AND A HORSE by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The blend of words and illustrations make this a not-to-be-missed offering. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Derby's clever and foolish literary tale is destined to become a classic. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HEART OF WINTER by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

A new story in a traditional mode: a blacksmith sends his three sons on an heir-deciding quest for ``something of value.'' En route, the first two scorn a trapped raven; the third, Half[wit], frees her and is rewarded with the story of a magical heart: Life has buried it, but Death would like to find it in order to create eternal winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WORD TO THE WISE by Johanna Hurwitz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1994

"For such a handsome production, the result is oddly flat. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
Following a short preface discussing their many honorable origins, a score of the best-known proverbs, illustrated in Rayevsky's usual pungently satirical style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDROCLES AND THE LION by Tom Paxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

With nine more tales, the third collection of Aesop from this duo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

From a mote of dust to the Vietnam War Memorial, from a camel to a writer's tools (pen, paper and ink), 30 short poems by nearly as many modern poets address a wide range of everyday creatures and items. Read full book review >

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THREE SACKS OF TRUTH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Entertaining tale; handsome presentation. (Folklore/Picture book. 8-10)"
The magic fife given to Petit Jean in return for a kindness stands him in good stead when a sly king sets him a difficult task with a princess as prize: he must tend the royal rabbit herd, returning nightly with the full 10,000 bunnies. Read full book review >