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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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: 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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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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UNDER NEW YORK by Linda Oatman High
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2000

"Though not exactly an unqualified valentine to the city that never sleeps, this does afford a playful glimpse of its complexity. (afterword, personal comments from author and illustrator) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children, urban or otherwise, will marvel along with High (Barn Savers, 1999, etc.) at all that is to be found beneath New York City's "offices and theaters and stores," "families and homes and schools," "garbage and car horns and billboards." Read full book review >

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SQUASH IT! by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1997

"Rayevsky's boldly outlined illustrations are as earthy as the tale. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A humorous adaptation of a Spanish story similar to Verna Aardema's retelling of The Riddle of the Drum (1978, o.p.), although Kimmel (Onions and Garlic, 1996, etc.) cites Ruth Sawyer's Picture Tales from Spain as his source. Read full book review >