Search Results: "Marc Aspinall"


BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >

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WOW, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT! by Emma Dods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"High-interest topic; low-budget production. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Surrounded by pithy commentary, dozens of common animals bound, stride, swim or otherwise pose against high-contrast monochrome backdrops in this unvarnished attempt to amaze. Read full book review >

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REALLY, REALLY BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT ME AND MY BODY by Stephen Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A really, really big and more pertinent question is: Who is the audience for this unnecessary effort? (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the third of a series of Really, Really Big Question books, Law delves again into philosophy for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Simple black-and-white drawings have a childlike quality as if done by the young Chagall. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
For a young Jewish boy growing up in Tsarist Russia, wanting to become an artist is not likely to meet with enthusiastic parental support. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A strong, fascinating portrait of a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation."
Riboud, a superb documentary photographer, has traveled repeatedly in China over the past 40 years. Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

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I AM MARC CHAGALL by Bimba Landmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A timeline provides concrete facts, but the overall effect of the whole inevitably (and perhaps appropriately) emphasizes image over mere biography. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Hot on the heels of Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005) comes another picture-book biography of the great 20th-century surrealist, this one illustrated with stunningly three-dimensional mixed-media collages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUINS LOVE COLORS by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adequate color and flowers concept book with an exuberant cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using six baby penguins covered in paint, Aspinall introduces colors and flowers in this bright-eyed book. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS LOVE THEIR ABC'S by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Young listeners learning their ABCs will enjoy both the interactivity and the penguins' antics. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Penguins play with the ABCs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Key To Justice by Dennis Carstens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"A realistic portrayal of the law but one that's light on drama."
A criminal defense lawyer believes his latest client may have been framed for multiple murders in Carstens' debut legal thriller. Read full book review >