Search Results: "Mary Azarian"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Azarian's black-and-white illustrations complement the overall mood. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Hurwitz continues her early 20th-century series begun in Faraway Summer (1998), focusing on Emma's coming-of-age year when she turns 16. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perhaps more information about Indians and how they did not generally instigate conflict could be included, but otherwise a flawless work—recommended for both home and school reading. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
When John Tuttle arrived in Dover, N.H., in the 1600s, cleared some land and built a cabin, he had no way of knowing how many future Tuttles would benefit from his actions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARAWAY SUMMER by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Pastoral woodcuts garnish each chapter with old-fashioned country still lifes. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In the summer of 1910, when cars begin to replace horses, and librarians still check for clean hands, New Yorker Dossi finds herself bound for a small town in Vermont, courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund, the charity for poor city children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SYMPHONY FOR THE SHEEP by C.M. Millen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Sturdy woodcuts are a perfect match, rich, earthy, and of good cheer. (Picture book. 6- 8)"
Millen's first picture book is a homespun ode to the creatures who shed their winter coats ``for we who were not wooly born,'' and a celebration of the traditional crafts of Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE WE EAT by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A warm celebration of both small farms and the idea that it takes a village to feed a child. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A simple poem thanking the people who grow, transport, sell and prepare our food is transformed by Azarian's bright woodcuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS AT EAGLE POND by Donald Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The sweet remembrances of a time gone by when life was a bit slower and Christmas was not so stressful."
A brief, charming tale of one boy's Christmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE MOON IS FULL by Penny Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A more engaging verbal treatment of this theme is Michael McCurdy's An Algonquian Year (2000); one would hate to choose between McCurdy's illustrations and Azarian's. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The rhymed text doesn't match the power of Caldecott-winner Azarian's hand-colored woodcuts in this journey through the seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >