Search Results: "Lloyd Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING WITH ME by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

In high contrast to the rollicking relatives in Cynthia Rylant's The Relatives Came (1985), this gentle ballad addresses a young girl's quiet anticipation of Thanksgiving Day as she awaits the arrival of her uncles—her mother's six brothers. Read full book review >

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BUT NO CANDY by Gloria Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Gentle, evocative. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-9)"
To first-grader Lee, whose father runs a country store, WW II means she no more candy for an afternoon snack—``Because the sugar is used to make candy for soldiers like Uncle Ted.'' As the years pass, she helps collect scrap, accepts ration stamps from customers, and writes to her uncle: ``When you come [home] will you bring some candy, please?'' By the time he does, though, Lee has changed: she knows that Uncle Ted is more important than the Hershey Bar he brings. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S CORN by Barbara Santucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Most illustrations are not full spreads, making it better for an intimate read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl experiences the loss of her grandfather in this sad, sweet tale about death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOATHERD AND THE SHEPHERDESS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bloom's dazzling paintings have the stylized look of Greek statues that have become suddenly animate; impressionistic dabs illuminate Mediterranean skies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this ancient tale, a shepherd happens across a foundling girl in Pan's cave and adopts her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE YELLOW DAFFODIL by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The expressions on the characters' faces, the tilt of their heads, the way they hold their hands—it's almost unbearably wistful. (Picture book. 6- 10)"
A very slow description, in a melancholy present tense, of the ordinary days of a kind old man named Morris Kaplan, a Holocaust survivor and now owner of a flower store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST CATCHER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Resonant with potent symbols, a story whose power is magnified by its outstanding illustrations (and marred only by its cluttered title page). (Picture book. 7-12)"
A brooding, intriguing tale about a shadowless man who ``could get close to ghosts without turning into one.'' One neighbor after another seeks his help when a beloved (whether dog or spouse) has died after being mistreated; Ghost Catcher walks over the hills toward the shadows and brings them back. Read full book review >

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TREEHOUSE TALES by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"The black-and-white illustrations are warm and with just enough exaggeration to match the tale-telling. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An affecting and affectionate trio of stories about three siblings growing up on a Pennsylvania farm in the 1880s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. Read full book review >

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FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give two green thumbs up for the joy of mud pies everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Still, readers suitably prepared for Bloom, and of a hell-in-a-handbasket cast of mind with respect to the current culture, will find this a rewarding excursion."
A fresh installment in Bloom's Adleresque campaign to dust off the Western Civ 101 syllabus for a generation of readers led astray by the "impostors" running the academy. Read full book review >