Search Results: "Mark Shannon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACROBAT AND THE ANGEL by Mark Shannon
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"His joy is contagious; readers moved by the story's Italian cousin, retold in Tomie dePaola's Clown of God (1978), will also respond to this more formal, polished rendition. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
In this retelling of a medieval French tale, a starving young acrobat, PÇquelÇ, is allowed to join a Franciscan community only if he promises to give up performing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT by Mark Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"The text and paintings may be slightly odd fellows, but the story shines through, never to grow old. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gawain, youngest of King Arthur's knights, is tired of the ribbing his inexperience elicits from the others at the Round Table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY WITCHY SPELLING BEE by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Shannon and Fearing combine their considerable talents to create a most bewitching tale of self-confidence and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When young witch Cordelia enters a spelling bee, not only does she need to rely on her skills as an accomplished speller, but she must also use her wits to foil the competition…in the nicest way possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

The guileless Mr. Merriweather puts a string of lights around his window; when he is mocked by his neighbor, whose own house is covered with lights, Mr. Merriweather adds more decorations and within days has a display that people in three counties come visit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK ON A TRACTOR by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of Duck's previous outing will revel in this return to gentle anarchy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this similarly funny sequel to Duck on a Bike (2002), Shannon's adventurous Duck returns to conquer his next riding challenge—a tractor! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUGS IN MY HAIR! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Don't scratch your head over this purchase: Entertainment and information are all wrapped up in one funny and disinfected package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Head lice morph into friendly fellows in this comical and necessary title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY TOYS by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Shannon's sardonic wit will strike a chord with parents and children alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spencer owns a multitude of toys: old toys and new ones, big toys and small ones, bath toys, wooden toys, board games, computer games, miniature cars and trucks, musical instruments, stuffed animals and action figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIBLE'S TROUBLES by Margaret Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The message is pretty mean, but the paintings—rich in color, detail, and silliness—will have children laughing out loud by the closing scene. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who has ever been bamboozled by a belief that those he loves are telling the truth will be rooting for Gullible Guineapig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAIN CAME DOWN by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Save it for a rainy day. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The squabbles caused by a brief shower on a busy street turn to smiles under the ensuing rainbow in this picture-book mini-drama from the author of No, David! (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Old Hoss'') Radbourn, the 19th century's greatest pitcher. (Picture Book. 7-11)"
Now that mega-tycoon (and ex-major leaguer) Boss Swaggert has outlawed baseball, it's winter in America all year `round; he's replaced ballfields with factories (patrolled by hulking police in modified football uniforms) and thrown the ballplayers into cold Candlestick Prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANGLES by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Some fish indeed! (Picture book. 4-8) "
A boy recalls his father's pretty amazing story of the larger-than-life trout he nearly caught in this tall tale of a remarkably big fish that got away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED WOLF by Margaret Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"Though turning her father into a mouse may seem a rather draconian way to win freedom, her tough-mindedness may give children feeling similarly smothered both amusement and vicarious relief. (Picture book. 8-10)"
An original "princess in a tower" tale with a startling twist. Read full book review >