Search Results: "Marjorie Priceman"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black-ink and watercolor paintings—packed with comical details—add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride. (author's note, brief history of Montgolfier's balloons) (Picture book. 4-8)"
On September 19, 1783, thousands of people visited Versailles to witness the launching of the Montgolfier brothers' new-fangled hot-air balloon. Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there's a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

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FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"A great read-aloud, a deliciously subversive message. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
It is difficult not to use the word "exuberant" in describing Priceman's lavish hand with shape and color, and here she takes the ancient folk song and places it smack dab in the 21st century. Read full book review >

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EMELINE AT THE CIRCUS by Marjorie Priceman
Released: April 1, 1999

"The pictures, while busy, are carefully composed; readers will always know what is going on and where Emeline is as the poker-faced narration marches on. (Picture book. 4-9)"
PLB 0-679-97685-X In this tale, Priceman (My Nine Lives by Clio, 1998, etc.) uses color with great verve and energy, while her sly, appealing sense of humor allows a very different story to unfold in the pictures than the one taking place in the text. Ms. Splinter's second grade is at the circus, and while the teacher holds forth about what is happening before their eyes, Emeline is having a parallel but distinctly separate adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARIS IN THE SPRING WITH PICASSO by Joan Yolleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"Undeniably well done, this book will have trouble finding the right readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Yolleck's admiration for a group of early-20th-century artists and friends spurred her to imagine a typical soirée hosted by Gertrude Stein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE ON 133RD STREET by Sonia Manzano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A scrumptious treat to be savored and enjoyed, just like a fine holiday dinner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
On Christmas Eve, a large apartment house on 133rd Street in the Bronx becomes the site of a multicultural neighborhood party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD SNAP by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"This may not be the most exciting or enthralling winter tale, but it is perfect for sharing during readers' own cold snaps—calming, reassuring, charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A community caught under the pall of a weeklong cold snap comes together in this cozy, old-fashioned story that is high on both charm and appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE DAY! by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Includes an author's note on the song's origins. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Counting, adding, and the days of the week are introduced in this quirky traditional song about babies and adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"These cheerfully unconventional, irresistibly buoyant episodes will brighten any young child's outlook—and cheer up some adults, too. (Short stories. 4-8)"
Avi at his most Margaret Wise Brown-esque, in nine offbeat, gnomic tales, drawn from the 30 in his first, same-named collection (1970). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSIC OF LIFE by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Delightfully energetic, this will inspire young pianists. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A bright, colorful introduction to a beloved instrument. Read full book review >