Search Results: "Loren Long"


BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Technically accomplished art plus uncomplicated characters, plot and theme (depressingly timely) add up to a likely crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Little Tractor That Could introduced in Otis (2009) gets another chance to shine when a violent weather event requires a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE SCARECROW by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otis the retro tractor is back in the fifth installment of the popular series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Considering the author's track record and influences, it may find a welcome from younger audiences too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Continuing to find inspiration in the work of Virginia Lee Burton, Munro Leaf and other illustrators of the past, Long (The Little Engine That Could, 2005) offers an aw-shucks friendship tale that features a small but hardworking tractor ("putt puff puttedy chuff") with a Little Toot-style face and a big-eared young descendant of Ferdinand the bull who gets stuck in deep, gooey mud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTIS AND THE KITTENS by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Keep on puffin', Otis! (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there's an emergency on the farm, can friendly tractor Otis save the day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TREE by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Tree loves his leaves so much that he refuses to let them go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRUMMER BOY by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" meets "The Little Drummer Boy" in this original, sentimental tale that carries a wistful tone unusual in Christmas stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIA LOREN by Warren G. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For those still fascinated by the Academy Awardwinning Italian actress, here are all the essentials and a little bit more. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
Harris's account of the life of the star of such semi-memorable movies as Two Women and El Cid is a few shades more perceptive and readable than the average show-biz bio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Bring on game three. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In order to raise money to pay off an enormous debt, Griffith, Graham, Ruby and their mother are barnstorming with the Travelin' Nine, a baseball team made up of their late father's friends from the Rough Riders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"The reader is left hanging and may not be willing to follow the team. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Griffith, Ruby, Graham and their mother are barnstorming across the Midwest with the Travelin' Nine baseball team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Tune in next time. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Travelin' Nine baseball team is still barnstorming across turn-of-the-20th-century America trying to raise money to pay off an enormous debt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSONG by Ari Berk
Kirkus Star
by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Young ones will relate to Chiro and cheer as he gains confidence with his newfound skill and will be deeply satisfied flying along on his sensory-rich journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Exquisite design coupled with evocative illustrations enrich this charming tale of a little bat taking his first solo flight and how he learns to "see" with his "goodsense," otherwise known as echolocation. Read full book review >