Search Results: "Mélisande Potter"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL, YOU’RE AMAZING by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Just amazing! (Picture book. 5-8)"
March is Women's History Month, a perfect time to release a book celebrating the amazing things girls do on a daily basis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"An author's note rounds out this happy foray into legend. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The legendary Lord Mayor of London's story is here resurrected for a picture-book audience, the straightforward retelling receiving dramatic treatment. Read full book review >

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PIZZA FOR THE QUEEN by Nancy Castaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Certain to make readers long for a slice. (recipe, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A rather puckish rendition of how the pizza we know and love in the U.S. came to be—more or less. Read full book review >

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THE BABYSITTER SINGS by Phillis Gershator
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Young children and their parents, too, will enjoy this reassuring rhythmical tale. (Picture book, 1-5)"
Cheerful tropical pinks, yellows, greens, and blues enliven this charming Caribbean nursery tale. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING TOM AND THE LEPRECHAUN by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2007

"The awkward poses of Potter's figures are more distraction than enhancement, but Tom's resemblance to Harpo Marx adds an engaging note, as do Princess Kathleen's rather plain features. (Picture book. 8-10)"
In a folklorish original tale with a wee bit of psychological complexity at the climax, a wandering minstrel does what a small army of rivals cannot, by separating a leprechaun from its pot of gold to win the hand of a princess. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by John Malam
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"With full-color and black-and-white illustrations. (chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 5-8)"
Beatrix Potter (24 pp.; $19.93; Nov. 3; 1-57505-275-X): A charming biography in the Tell Me About series, about Peter Rabbit's creator. Read full book review >

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MR. POTTER by Jamaica Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Disappointingly, too labored and self-conscious to achieve its ends."
An ambitious but often sententious attempt to link the story of a tropical island Everyman to great events of the era. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Although Lear had access to volumes of diaries and letters, her shaping of Potter's intriguing life is rather blockheaded."
A stolid biography by environmental historian Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) that gets at the facts of Victorian Potter's life but does not bother addressing motivations and thwarted ambition. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Alexandra Wallner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Several children's biographies of Potter are in print; it's good to have one for this audience. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Wallner (Betsy Ross, 1994) has written a beginning biography of a woman as familiar to children as Mother Goose, but whose life is much easier to track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J.K. Rowling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

The Harry Potter epic (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, p. 888, etc.) continues to gather speed as Harry enters his third year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and does battle with the traitor behind his parents' deaths. Read full book review >

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 1999

"Readers will be irresistibly drawn into Harry's world by GrandPre's comic illustrations and Rowling's expert combination of broad boarding school farce and high fantasy. (Fiction. 11-14)"
This sequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1998) brings back the doughty young wizard-in-training to face suspicious adults, hostile classmates, fretful ghosts, rambunctious spells, giant spiders, and even an avatar of Lord Voldemort, the evil sorcerer who killed his parents, while saving the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from a deadly, mysterious menace. Read full book review >