Search Results: "Margot Tomes"


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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WITCH HAZEL by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful change of pace for Halloween—or anytime. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Johnny lives with two man-sized brothers who are fond of him despite their careless condescension—he is young, and little; busy Bill and Bart don't want Johnny's help as they chop and plow on their wilderness farm, leaving him to observe and dream and make his own arrangements. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA, BEN FRANKLIN? by Jean Fritz
Released: July 1, 1976

"Not all of Franklin by a long shot—but a cheerful, piquant first meeting."
The "Big Idea" was the connection between lightning and electricity, though Ben Franklin later played his part in advocating still another—American independence. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Jean Fritz
by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes
FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 1982

"Nevertheless the combination of author interest and unusual background should assure an interested readership."
Jean Fritz tells us in a preface that this memoir of her childhood years in China is true to real events and feelings, though fictionalized in the sense that exact conversations are invented and details from a longer period telescoped into the two years from October, 1925, when she was ten, to September, 1927, when she and her parents were finally settled at her grandparents' Pennsylvania farm. Read full book review >

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AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED, PAUL REVERE? by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 22, 1973

"And Margot Tomes' cheerful, resolute little Colonials are always good news."
Paul Revere was a busy man. Read full book review >

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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 >

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STONE SOUP by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"All in all, a pleasing new version of a popular favorite. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Stewig changes the soldiers in this familiar story into a young girl and sets it in a framing tale whose beginning sounds like an updated, psychologically correct ``Three Little Pigs'': Grethel and her mother love each other but they're too poor to subsist, so Grethel decides to set out and try her luck. Read full book review >

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THE LAP-TIME SONG AND PLAY BOOK by Margot Tomes
Released: Sept. 1, 1989

"Tomes' quiet illustrations help make this an especially attractive edition of these familiar old favorites."
Sixteen fingerplays and musical games to play with a baby or toddler, with notes on their origins, directions for play, and simple musical arrangements (including chord notations). Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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JORINDA AND JORINGEL by Jakob Grimm
Released: June 1, 1978

"At the picture-book level, it's Adams and Shub all the way; this is pleasant to hold in the hand—but, even so, the pictures don't bear close or repeated scrutiny."
The Grimm tale of Jorinda's enchantment and Joringel's devotion, tenderly and dramatically pictured by Adrienne Adams (1968), is strung out into a series of incidents in the vignettes which illustrate this small (4 3/4 x 6 3/4) volume—and which, moreover, give little scope for Margot Tomes' spirited drawing or sense of fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1998

"Full of fascinating details of daily life, although there's probably more about bathroom plumbing and toilets than most people ever wanted to know. (18 illustrations, not seen)"
How Americans became aware of the existence of germs and how this awareness impacted their everyday lives is told in this illuminating medical/social history. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE NINE PLANTS OF DESIRE by Margot Berwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2009

"Poorly executed magical realism."
Berwin's debut sends a New York singleton south of the border in search of plants with magical powers. Read full book review >