Search Results: "Marc Burckhardt"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN BOB MET WOODY by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Well done. (afterword, sources & resources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Golio (Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, 2010) produces another sensitively written, meticulously researched picture biography, this time capturing the intense ambition of the young Bob Dylan. Read full book review >

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DADDY LOVES HIS LITTLE GIRL by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"It is a shamelessly over-the-top goo-fest that consistently reaches for the easy image with seemingly no regard to art or craft. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cash follows up his purple tribute to the love between mothers and sons (Momma Loves Her Little Son, 2009) with an equally labored celebration of the father-daughter bond. Read full book review >

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MOMMA LOVES HER LITTLE SON by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"While the author's memories of his mother are apparently heartfelt, his tribute is likely to have limited appeal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As long as there are parents and grandparents, there will be a market for sweet, rhyming odes to the love of a mother for her son. Read full book review >

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A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Question the accuracy of rear-seat shoulder harnesses, but don't question the essential meaning: 'the only place we wanted to go was Together, just our family, and a Sunday drive in the country took us there.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In homage to the days when gas was cheap and family fun was a Sunday drive in the country, author and illustrator provide readers with an elegiac outing in which children do not whine or get car sick. Read full book review >

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THE GREEKS AND GREEK CIVILIZATION by Jacob Burckhardt
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An instructive excursion into Greek life, provided readers are not intimidated by occasional dense scholarly passages and a fair number of untranslated Greek words."
German cultural historian Burckhardt (1818—97) delivered a series of controversial lectures in the 1870s on life in ancient Greece, now first translated into English to provide a fascinating reexamination of Hellenic civilization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO by Marc Tauss
by Marc Tauss, photographed by Marc Tauss
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo, Maleek. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Maleek is deeply enamored of superhero comic books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >