Search Results: "Lucy Micklethwait"


BOOK REVIEW

I SPY TWO EYES by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Excellent color reproduction; artists' dates and dates and provenance of paintings given in endnotes. (Picture book. 4+)"
Companion to I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (1992): an unusual counting book in which objects are ``spied'' in 19 fine paintings (mostly Western) and one woodblock print, by artists ranging from Botticelli to Robert Indiana. Read full book review >

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I SPY by Lucy Micklethwait
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An unusual and effective approach to familiarizing young children with art. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood game becomes an unusual alphabet book: readers are challenged to search fine paintings (their dates ranging from a 15th-century illuminated book to a 1967 painting by David Hockney; all but one from Western art), exquisitely reproduced, for ``something beginning with'' successive letters: a task leading naturally to examination of the entire painting and naming many things within it. Read full book review >

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I SPY A LION by Lucy Micklethwait
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Brilliant, beautiful, and fun. (Nonfiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Micklethwait continues in her ``I Spy'' tradition (I Spy Two Eyes, 1993, etc.) in this latest game of looking at art. Read full book review >

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I SPY A FREIGHT TRAIN by Lucy Micklethwait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Like the others in Micklethwait's I Spy series, this is a book of myriad charms that engages readers on multiple levels; it's a refreshing change from Where's Waldo? and other titles of that ilk. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Who has not played, as children and with children, the game of ``I spy?'' Micklethwait (I Spy a Lion, 1994, etc.) once again turns that game into an enthralling search into the heart of paintings. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S BOOK OF PLAY IN ART by Lucy Micklethwait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"The stories behind the paintings are included, but the message is that what readers see in a painting has validity, that art need not be an elite subject. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
As is true of her previous books, Micklethwait (I Spy a Freight Train, p. 902, etc.) begins with the premise that art is accessible to everyone. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S BOOK OF ART by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A delightful, mind-expanding book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2+)"
An enchanting alternative to Scarry's clumsily drawn ``Word Books'': an author whose specialty is introducing children to fine art (I Spy: An Alphabet in Art, 1992) presents almost 30 popular topics (including family, pets, action words, shapes, opposites, seasons, faces, ways to travel, ``A Time to Play,'' and, finally, ``A Time for Peace'') illustrated with handsomely reproduced paintings from six continents and many periods. Read full book review >

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I SPY SHAPES IN ART by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Includes list of works and where they might be found. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3+)"
Another splendid addition to Micklethwait's I Spy series that seeks to introduce young readers to fine art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Michael Crichton might have produced this had he had a literary sensibility. Thoroughly well-written, grounded in science and a sorrowful sense of human nature, this book is utterly memorable."
Masterful storyteller Gonzales (Everyday Survival, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a pensive meditation on a question of biology. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Randy Cecil
Kirkus Star
by Randy Cecil, illustrated by Randy Cecil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A brief denouement in the final act reveals that each main character has given the others just what they needed; a clever structure and a satisfying story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Defying simple categorization, Cecil's 144-page illustrated narrative presents a street dog that dreams of home, a light-skinned girl who longs for companionship, and her father, a juggler who panics in front of an audience. Read full book review >

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LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >