Search Results: "M.P. Hueston"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS EVE WITH MRS. CLAUS by M.P. Hueston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sweet Christmas treat for little ones just getting used to a real story as well as their slightly older siblings. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Someone's in the kitchen with Mrs. Claus, cooking up Christmas Eve goodies for the reindeer, Santa's helpers and old St. Nick himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALL-AMERICAN JUMP AND JIVE JIG by M.P. Hueston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Still, an energetic prompt to get young listeners up and moving—and, best possible outcome, inventing their own dances. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A chance to dance, all over the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD CHAIN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Swimmy is still the gold standard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A hapless goldfish becomes an undersea victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EGG by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A distinct waste next to such kindred books as Jerdine Nolen's Raising Dragons (1998) and Rod Clement's Just Another Ordinary Day (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Resembling a younger Harry Potter more than a little in Robertson's technically accomplished, though flatly uninspired paintings, a lad finds an immense egg in the hen house one morning, and dutifully takes on parental duties for the dragon that hatches out of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT DRAGON RESCUE by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"There are far better stories out there for dragon-loving children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This lushly illustrated story features a young, Harry Potter-like boy, his friend the dragon hatched in The Egg (2000), and a delightfully drawn witch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDCASTLE by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Wishes come true for a young artisan in this abbreviated teaching tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFICULT BOY by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2008

"Though the resolution seems forcibly tidy, the sense that events are taking place in a different time, when people held different attitudes and expectations, comes through clearly. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Indentured to prosperous Massachusetts merchant George Lyman, nine-year-old farmboy Ethan Root initially hates working with the moody, sharp-tongued bound boy everyone calls Paddy. Read full book review >