Search Results: "Mélisande Potter"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dollhouse for everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME WHAT TO DREAM ABOUT by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Playful bedtime treat for wee ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a little girl asks her older sister to tell her what to dream about, the big sister's creative suggestions seem to fall on deaf ears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Fans of Tomie DePaola's ongoing autobiography, or Patricia Polacco's sentiment-steeped reminiscences, will enjoy this glimpse of a decidedly unconventional childhood sojourn. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Potter (Brave Little Seamstress, p. 576, etc.) draws from family history for her first solo turn, recalling a tour of Italy that her puppeteering family undertook when she was seven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING ROOM by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An homage to a cherished classic that can work as a companion piece or stand alone as a solid, modern tale for young readers in the 21st century. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young orphan finds herself in a remote mansion that hides many secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN FLOWERS by Jennifer Potter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2014

"Though Potter is occasionally too thorough in her information, anyone who has ever planted a seed or loved a flower can appreciate the author's knowledge and devotion."
Botanical writer Potter (The Rose, 2011) examines the rich history of "the flowers of healing; of delirium and death; of purity and passion; of greed, envy and virtue; of hope and consolation; of the beauty that drives men wild." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"A shocking exposé of judicial overreach."
In this hard-hitting debut, journalist Potter likens the Justice Department targeting of environmentalists today to McCarthyism in the 1950s. Read full book review >