Search Results: "Maryjane Begin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE by Maryjane Begin
adapted by Maryjane Begin, illustrated by Maryjane Begin, developed by Demibooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"All at once beautiful, garish and a bit prosaic. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
An iPad adaptation of Begin's traditional book adapting Goethe's classic poem. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE'S PAINTING by Diane Wolkstein
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 1992

"The appealing story delivers its message without insistence; the imaginative paintings, burgeoning with delightful detail, are exquisite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple but carefully crafted story by a popular storyteller (The Magic Orange Tree, 1978) is brought to enchanting life in meticulous paintings by the illustrator of The Porcupine Mouse (1988). Read full book review >

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A MOUSE TOLD HIS MOTHER by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Begin has imagined the domestic details of a mouse's world with winsome humor: twig furniture, an acorn-cap washbasin, a bathtub made from an empty catfood tin; the pictures not only enhance the story, but really make it work. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A mouse child, at bedtime, tells his mother that he's going on a trip—to the moon, to dive for pirate treasure, to fly an airplane around the world, to explore a spooky cave, etc. Each exploit is suggested by something he sees around him—the boat in his bathtub, a toy plane, the dark ``cave'' under his bed. Read full book review >

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BEGIN by Brendan Kennelly
Released: June 19, 2000

"In these, even Kennelly's reliance on the expected is forgivable."
Kennelly opens his 11th collection with a lengthy essay explaining his poetic vision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MENACHEM BEGIN by Avi Shilon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A fully realized, important portrait of a significant 20th-century leader."
The "first full-scale biography" of Israel's controversial Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1913-1992). Read full book review >

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BEGIN HERE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: May 1, 1941

"However, Dorothy Sayers' name, in this connection, may arouse some curiosity as to what she has to contribute."
It seems to me it is almost too bad this book is being published, at this time and in this form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEGIN AGAIN by Kenneth Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2010

"Not just an exemplary biography, but a significant contribution to the cultural history of American music."
A Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winner takes on one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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MENACHEM BEGIN by Daniel Gordis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"For Gordis, Begin stands as an exemplary leader whose selflessness and deep loyalty to the Jewish people and to Israel should inspire any who may question 'the legitimacy of love for a specific people or devotion to its ancestral homeland.'"
A life of Menachem Begin (1913-1992) considers his legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The few examples of Paley's didacticism on behalf of the causes she espouses may be overlooked in favor of her more general instruction by poetic example."
While this volume of Paley's poetry contains new, unpublished work, it might well be termed a retrospective insofar as it traces the writer's poetic career through four previous collections, the first from back in 1985, with poems of even earlier vintage included. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET THE THINKING BEGIN! by Amy Leask
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"An airy but far-from-superficial spin past Big Questions and some of the thinkers who have tackled them. (coloring page) (iPad informational app. 10 & up)"
A slightly buggy but enticing introduction to philosophy, based on the first of a print series published in Canada (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to become a new classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The 1983 story of Sara, a budding artist with a challenging school art project, has been given a modern, colorful, spacious new look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGENDS BEGIN by Shane Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Provided the delightful Irish flavor isn't sucked dry, readers will be hunting for the sequel in short order. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Does Finn have what it takes to be a Legend Hunter? Everyone better hope he does! Read full book review >