Search Results: "Manya Stojic"


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RAIN by Manya Stojic
Kirkus Star
by Manya Stojic, illustrated by Manya Stojic
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A delightful title from a talented newcomer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An evocative depiction of the rain cycle in the African savannah marks Stojic's debut as writer and illustrator. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, this is a good choice for fostering global awareness and children will enjoy meeting children from around the world in Stojic's joyful paintings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A multicultural cast of children greets readers in Stojic's (Snow, below, etc.) expressive offering. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Manya Stojic
by Manya Stojic, illustrated by Manya Stojic
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"This snowfall is both exciting and peaceful. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stojic (Hello World, above, etc.) paints this gentle anticipation and enjoyment of a snowfall in breezy, broad strokes. Read full book review >

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WET PEBBLES UNDER OUR FEET by Manya Stojic
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2002

"Bright and shining like the sea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Traveling to the sea with her family, a little girl relives her mother's childhood on an island through her stories. Read full book review >

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TIGER’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 2007

"An author's note offers straightforward information about the plight of these beautiful wild animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An Indian tiger makes the passage from cub to adulthood. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT’S STORY by Harriet Blackford
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good introduction to both elephants and empathy. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This simple tale of the life of a herd of elephants, as told from the point-of-view of their newest arrival, teaches readers what it might be like to be one. Read full book review >

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YUKI’S RIDE HOME by Manya Tessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Overall, though, this is a sweet story about the loving bond between a young girl and her grandmother. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Yuki, a young girl of Japanese ancestry, lives just across a short bridge from the small island where her Japanese grandmother lives and, for the first time tonight, her mom is allowing her to bike home alone. Read full book review >

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ARE WE THERE YET? by Sam  Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A measured counterattack for those parents planning on going anywhere with chronic complainers in tow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If Make Way for Ducklings had been chock-full of whiny fowl, it might have looked like this thinly veiled metaphor of a family road trip. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE SHOWS LATE by Eva Mekler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wonderful historical detail, and a potentially gripping plot, but handicapped by a drab, almost academic, style."
A young, beautiful Jewish widow seeks a new life in the DP camps of postWW II Germany in this historically fascinating but emotionally flat first novel by a Polish-born psychologist (Bringing up a Moral Child, 1985, with Michael Schulman, etc.). Read full book review >

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UP FROM ORCHARD STREET by Eleanor Widmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"Poignant snapshots of a long-lost era and place: Widmer died last year at the age of 80."
Posthumous first novel offers pungent, nostalgic vignettes of Jewish life on Manhattan's Lower East Side over the early course of the 20th century. Read full book review >