Search Results: "Kyo Maclear"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS ART LIFE by Kyo Maclear
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Writers and others will find inspiration in the advice to stop and hear the birds."
A meditation on freedom and confinement and the creative tension between the two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA WOLF by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unnecessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the literary bounty of books about bad moods and bad days, this one goes deeper than most, poignantly showing literal and metaphorical glimpses of real depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISH TREE by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Sweet in mood but incomplete in logic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy, his sled, and a fantasy about a very special tree: could it possibly be true? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. FLUX by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, this is a friendly introduction to a lighthearted aesthetic and an antidote to the belief that standards (in art or anything else) are fixed or immutable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this homage to the 20th-century art movement known as Fluxus, a boy named Martin resists the invitation of his artistic, bowler-hatted neighbor to embrace an unknown in his young life: change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YAK AND DOVE by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Kids may respond to the shaggy yak, but that may not be enough for real staying power. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Animal-friendship stories are plentiful, but this one is an unusual pairing of characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LISZTS by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Simply enchanting in all its quirks. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A family of list aficionados gets an unexpected guest in this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LITTLE BOOK by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"In a decade of de rigueur picture books praising books, it is primarily the artwork that sets this one apart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a boy heads to the study, ordered to "think things over," he begins a relationship with a book that becomes special to him, even if it has no "proper jacket." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIA, CHILD by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mere hint of Julia Child's collaboration with Simone "Simca" Beck informs this look at how following one's passion can require the fearless enthusiasm of childhood. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIFIC OCEAN by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A lovely, quiet beach story. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl must reluctantly leave the city and friends she loves in favor of summer in a cottage with her family on the Pacific coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORK by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sublime little parable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children of mixed marriages are about to find an unlikely ally in their cutlery drawers. Read full book review >