Search Results: "Marty Crisp"


BOOK REVIEW

BUZZARD BREATH by Marty Crisp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The occasional insertion of the dog's point of view is also jarring. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will Winkle wants a dog, and not just any dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sturdy, unadorned historical fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After his father's death, 12-year-old Ben feels he must bring his big brother Reuben back from the war to help his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's the one for kids who are actually riding; those who will never sit on a horse may find the details dull. (Nonfiction. Everything Horses, 7-12; First Horse and Pony, 5-10)"
While they appear similar at first, two books appeal to different groups of horse-crazy kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE STAR by Marty Crisp
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Appendices include maps, a timeline, and a suggested reading list. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Crisp tells the familiar tale of the sinking of the Titanic with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Good captions, factoids, and an attractive, kid-appealing layout make this slim volume the cat's meow. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this title for the Kids FAQs series, Crisp answers questions about cats asked by students she's met around the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A minor drawback—this first entry in the Kids' FAQs series will be useful for both recreational reading and school reports on man's (and many a kid's) best friend. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Crisp (Totally Polar, 2001, etc.) offers a crisply written collection of canine trivia that will intrigue young readers who like to learn odd facts about favorite animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TITANICAT by Marty Crisp
by Marty Crisp, illustrated by Robert Papp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, this will please young Titanicophiles and some kitten fans. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Young Jim Mulholland's very excited to be a cabin boy on the new ship Titanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT by Marty Crisp
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An author's note gives details of a white dog often seen in Renaissance paintings of the Nativity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Cooper's distinctive oil-wash paintings add depth and personality to a worthy entry in the long list of tales about bringing gifts to the Christ Child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY POLAR by Marty Crisp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As a celebration of all things polar, this will likely cool things down no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From deep snowdrifts, cold toes, and snowmen, to hot chocolate and roaring fires, Peter Petrosky MacGregor O'Toole loves all things winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTY MCGUIRE by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Believable and endearing characters in a realistic elementary-school setting will be just the thing for fans of Clementine and Ramona. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the promised land of third grade does not pan as promised, Marty McGuire finds herself playing a completely new role. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY TARDY MARTY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This one can be permanently late. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A young boy who's always late for school learns to be on time and finds a friend along the way. Read full book review >