Search Results: "Martin Jarrie"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by John Cech
adapted by John Cech, illustrated by Martin Jarrie
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Jerry Pinkney's collection (2000) is still the grandest of all, but readers who appreciate salutary lessons that are disbursed with a light touch may gravitate to this one. (afterword) (Folktales. 6-10)"
Taking pride of place, Jarrie's postmodern scenes of elegantly elongated animals and skinny-limbed humans comically grinning or grimacing over their various twists of fortune shoulder Cech's 36 amiable retellings to the outer margins of the pages. Read full book review >

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THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYMPHONY CITY by Amy  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"This lovely tribute to the power of music to take us away and soothe our fears will likely fly over the heads of its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On her way to a concert, a young girl loses the hand of the adult taking her. Following a trail of music through the city, she finds her way home where "the best songs love you back." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEVER TORTOISE by Francesca Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Utterly charming and a great read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Martin (The Honey Hunters, 1992, etc.) retells an old, old trickster story from the Ngoni people of southern Tanzania with great good humor and a story-teller style highly appropriate for a tale from the oral tradition: "Listen! / There is a lake in Africa, called Nyasa. / Mmm, it is full of blue cool water." and "Hm, tch, tch, it started like this . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LESSER SPOTTED ANIMALS by Martin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This ambitious nonfiction picture book uncovering extraordinary, rarely spotlighted creatures is both informative and funny—quite a feat. (glossary, key) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Meet the numbat, fairy armadillo, zorilla, banded linsang, hirola, and a world of lesser-known animals. Read full book review >

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TRACKED by Jenny Martin
Released: May 5, 2015

"Genre fans will find that the strong action helps to compensate for flaws. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A rebellious street urchin is coerced into driving a race car for an oppressive corporation that rules her planet. Read full book review >