Search Results: "Marty Crisp"


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

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

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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, 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

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

RESIDENT ALIEN by Quentin Crisp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"Admirers of the trademark Crisp style will be delighted, but it's difficult to fathom how he endures the relentless superficiality of much of his existence. (Author tour)"
Placidly whimsical observations by the ever-charming Crisp (Manners from Heaven, 1985, etc.) on his occasion-filled life as ``a free-loader, a dilettante, a butterfly on the wheel.'' Crisp writes reviews and essays, attends openings and parties, and entertains anyone who wishes to hear his opinions, from curious strangers to lecture-hall audiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINSTRIPE PRIDE by Marty Appel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An enormous home run. (foreword, statistics, reading list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
The action-packed saga of the New York Yankees is recounted for young readers by an author who knows the team well. Read full book review >