Search Results: "Margot Apple"


BOOK REVIEW

MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Cantor diminishes Margot's spiritual identity crisis by introducing a predictable office romance plot."
Children's book author Cantor (The Life of Glass, 2010, etc.) shrinks her high concept—what if Anne Frank's sister Margot didn't die at Auschwitz but moved to Philadelphia under an assumed identity—to fit more predictable parameters of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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BRAVE MARTHA by Margot Apple
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The comfortable pencil and watercolor drawings, making deliberate or accidental homage to Sendak's Really Rosie, lend a nostalgic flavor to this age-old bedtime dilemma. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Apple turns from the exploits of Nancy Shaw's exuberant sheep (Sheep Take a Hike, 1994, etc.) to a quieter bedtime tale about a young girl facing her fears in the dark. Read full book review >

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SHEEP GO TO SLEEP by Nancy Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A beguiling bedtime book and a nice choice for just before nap time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Count the sheep as they fall asleep…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GOOSE by David Mraz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Apple's full-bleed colored-pencil illustrations add appropriate warmth and gentleness to Mraz's fable, which, although more than a little precious in its contrivance and hardly original in presentation, is nevertheless in tune with a young target audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Downy yellow goose explores his small universe. Read full book review >

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STAR BABY by Amy Lawson
by Amy Lawson, illustrated by Margot Apple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A blind grandfather who's avidly interested in astrology is an especially amiable character; Apple's frequent illustrations, seen in unfinished form, look promising. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A gentle, lighthearted fantasy about ``lonely only'' Allie who, wishing on a star on her ninth birthday, gets immediate results: a baby falls from the Milky Way into her father's arms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP IN A SHOP by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Again, Apple's warmly comic illustrations are the perfect complement to Shaw's exquisitely concise wordplay. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Those totally delightful sheep who appeared earlier in a jeep (1986) and on a ship (1989) turn up in a country store, impecunious but in need of supplies for a birthday picnic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1983

"The case itself is pretty heavy-handedly contrived, then, though Fleischman keeps the kids in motion and the tone light—and Apple's winning touch adds considerable appeal."
The latest detective on the crowded juvenile scene is ten-year-old Phoebe Danger-field, who shortened her name for her newspaper ad because she couldn't afford the extra line. Read full book review >

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THE NAME QUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2003

"A low-key alternative to Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair (2001) or Patricia Polacco's intergenerational stories. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child and her grandmother forge a new link to their family's past after an old one is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP OUT TO EAT by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A deft, succinct, charming as ever fifth appearance. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY SLIM by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Perfect for cowboys and -girls who long to ride at the head of the herd. (author's note and glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A poetic greenhorn proves that the pen is mightier than the lasso in this winsome western. Read full book review >