Search Results: "Marc Crabtree"


BOOK REVIEW

LOTTA CRABTREE by Lois V.  Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Little Lotta's big life is a globe-trotting adventure of a woman ahead of her time, reminding contemporary readers that, 'if a girl is going to truly succeed in the world she must do so as her own self.' (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Harris introduces 19th-century performer Lotta Crabtree in her newest biography. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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

BALLET SCHOOL by Bobbie Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A good but very basic book for young hopefuls from Kalman (A One Room School, not reviewed, etc.) and newcomer Gentile. (Glossary; index) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Few little girls have not dreamed of being ballerinas, but most don't know much about becoming one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is terrific fun for story hours, with a droll text that is constantly rebutted by the pictures. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nothing ever happens in Crabtree County until the day James Arthur dresses up as a shrub, gets his underpants full of bugs, rushes down to the pond to rinse off, and is spotted by near-sighted old Miss Bunch who thinks he is a lizard man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CREPE MAKERS' BOND by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2011

"Creative and refreshing like a good soufflé, this perceptive, heartfelt narrative nevertheless has real meat on its bones. (recipe index, glossary, selected sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Funny, self-aware 14-year-old Ariel "find[s] making fantastic food gives me sanity" in this highly entertaining and multilayered sequel to Discovering Pig Magic (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVERING PIG MAGIC by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"Crabtree's portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags. (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Mattie, just 13, and her closest friends Ariel and Nicki find themselves trying to negotiate the wide chasm between childhood and adolescence with a bit of magic. Read full book review >