Search Results: "Loretta Hausman"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"This will appeal to fans of true adventure tales. (epilogue) (Fiction. 12+)"
The most famous survivor of her time, Mary Bryant holds the record for the longest open-boat voyage by a woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Good stuff entertainingly told, and a gold mine for dog fanciers. (35 photos, 35 illustrations)"
To this season of the dog book, add this sprightly celebration of canine anecdotes. Read full book review >

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HORSES OF MYTH by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Uneven, but passable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Husband-and-wife storytellers team up to present five short stories of mythical horses from storytelling traditions around the world: An Arabian horse tale from the 14th century; the story of Snail, a mustang race horse from the American west; Humpy, a magical Mongolian pony; Timor, Paul Gauguin's ghost horse; and Kourkig, an Armenian Karabair. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Except for the all-devouring Whittle Cat, the felines here are beneficent, if self-interested, so readers who feel that cats have gotten a bad rap in folklore will purr over this engaging gathering. (Folktales. 7-10)"
As a companion to Dogs of Myth (1999), illustrated by Barry Moser, the Hausmans offer nine (naturally) tales of puissant pussies, each depicted in luminous watercolors by a premier illustrator of cats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The subject may capture readers, but it won't hold them. (chronology, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A muddled novel about two great and passionate figures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Even the most ardent equestrian will have a hard time slogging through this trite collection. (24 b&w illustrations)"
From the authors of several animal anthologies (Cats of Myth, 2000, etc.), a feeble ode to equines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Singular compositions focus on each dog as individual, without ornament or fanfare, as if in sculptural relief, carved against the surrounding vast plane of the page. (notes, sources) (Folklore. 8-14)"
Man's best friend is at the heart of 13 curious tales culled from worldwide traditions, crossing oceans and time. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WOODS by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1997

"A walk in the woods, touched by whimsy. (index) (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY by Loretta Krupinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Children in the New York area are a natural audience for this merry mouse tale, but the appealing illustrations and country mouse-city mouse connection make will help this story travel to cozy story times in any location. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two charming country mice reprise the Nativity story with a New York City setting. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL MICE by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mildly amusing and shiny to look at. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Faster than youngsters can learn to spell Despereaux, a troupe of brave little mice save themselves from a cat-for-hire in this tale both pretty and silly. Read full book review >

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PIRATE TREASURE by Loretta Krupinski
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nothing subtle here, but that may be the best course for some young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A worthwhile adventure, and a small slice of nautical history. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Krupinski (A New England Scrapbook, 1994) notes that she pored over old logbooks and letters to create this fictional journal of a 19th-century boy's sea journey from Mystic, Conn. to Hawaii. Read full book review >