Search Results: "Mary GrandPré"


BOOK REVIEW

CLEONARDO, THE LITTLE INVENTOR by Mary GrandPré
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An inspiring tale for inventors of all ages. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young girl secretly invents a machine to impress her father. Read full book review >

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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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SWEEP DREAMS by Nancy Willard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers inclined to look for the metaphor will not be disappointed—but neither will those willing to take this sweet, if unlikely romance at face value. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in all their work together, both Willard's words and GrandPré's art strongly express a feeling of "anything is possible"—even that a man could fall in love with a broom discovered in a grocery store. 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

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 >

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AUNT CLAIRE’S YELLOW BEEHIVE HAIR by Deborah Blumenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The strength of Annie's urge to create connections with previous generations may kindle a similar interest in young readers—outweighing poor design that has allowed text on some pages to vanish into the gutter. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A child catches glimpses of her family's past in what they've left behind in this richly sentimental portrait gallery. Read full book review >

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CHIN YU MIN AND THE GINGER CAT by Jennifer Armstrong
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"GrandPrÇ debuts with illustrations that glow with warmth, grace, and humor; her distinctive style features striking exaggerations of perspective and expression, plus an intense palette centered on red-purple and tawny orange. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Reduced to penury, the conceited widow of a Chinese official adopts an elegant cat that can catch fish with his tail. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY, MARY by Julie Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Powerful stuff—lyrical, elliptical, and unrelentingly grim."
Britisher Parsons's harrowing first novel traces the aftermath of a brutal sex killing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rich, accomplished piece about a pioneer in the art world. (author's note, painting reproductions, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
This impressive biography of Vasily Kandinsky highlights the unusual connection between his art and the music that inspired it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF THE LAST DRAGON by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A title with appeal for readers interested in dragons, this picture book doesn't quite live up to other offerings with similar themes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The high-interest topic of this picture book about "the last dragon" fails to realize its full potential. Read full book review >