Search Results: "Marc McCutcheon"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1995. (Collective biography. 8-10)"
McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER'S CHRISTMAS CAMP by Marc McCutcheon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Kiesler's paintings, evocatively blurred by the sifting of ever-present snowflakes, capture the essence of the natural magic of this outdoor Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On Christmas Eve, Grandpa's three-legged dog, Mr. Biggins, wanders off to chase deer on the wooded mountainside near Grandpa's cabin. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES by John McCutcheon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Sørensen's atmospheric oil paintings bring the miraculous night of peace to life with a wide, double-page spread that allows room to show many soldiers at once as well as the expanse of the battlefield. (author's note, historical note, music notation, CD) (Fiction. 7-18)"
Folksinger McCutcheon has adapted his original song about the Christmas Truce of 1914 as the text for this touching story about WWI. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ADOPTION DAY! by John McCutcheon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Paschkis's bright illustrations borrow from folk art to lend vibrancy to the celebratory mood of a book that clearly, straightforwardly, and lovingly answers a need for families built by adoption. (Picture book. 2-6.)"
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FLOWERS FOR SARAJEVO by John McCutcheon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Beauty will always find a way to rise from violence, but this is a reminder all readers need. (historical note, further reading, author's note, musical score) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A fictionalized account of a true story, published for the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian War, in which a young boy learns the healing power of music. Read full book review >

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D.W.’S LIBRARY CARD by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S FAMILY VACATION by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"On his 17th outing, Arthur continues to be an unusually likable role model; amusing, healthy fare. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arthur would rather join his friends for baseball practice or camp, but his parents are firm: it's going to be a weeklong family vacation. Read full book review >

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HOW COME ELEPHANTS? by Marc Simont
Released: Sept. 1, 1965

"A stubbornly curious younger boy asks 'why,' gets one answer and proceeds from that to 'how come' and pushes on through the variations until the answers come full circle to the original remarks about this remarkable animal."
A junior style elephant joke pokes gentle fun at the favorite juvenile question — why. Read full book review >

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IN NEW YORK by Marc Brown
Kirkus Star
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"An exuberant and heartfelt travelogue extraordinaire. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A very personal tour of New York takes readers eastside, westside, uptown and down. Read full book review >

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PHOOEY! by Marc Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Priceless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A retro comic-strip style and a classic slapstick premise give rise to a side-splitting visual romp. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S NEW PUPPY by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An appealing pair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Both Arthur and his little sister D.W. are featured in two new titles. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S FIRST SLEEPOVER by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Yet another diverting adventure from veteran Arthurian Brown (D.W. Rides Again, 1993, etc.). (Fiction. 4-8)"
Arthur's first sleepover is everything it should be: He and his two best friends camp out in the backyard, eat pizza, trade baseball cards, and stay up until all hours. Read full book review >