Search Results: "Matt Phelan"


BOOK REVIEW

DRUTHERS by Matt Phelan
by Matt Phelan, illustrated by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keep this for any day, not just a rainy one. (Picture book. 2 -5)"
How much fun can be packed into a rainy day? Lots, if you're like this energetic daughter-daddy duo. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD by Matt Phelan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Three true tales of adventure as grand and admirable in the telling as they were in the doing. (Graphic nonfiction. 10-13)"
With uncommon perception and a flair for visual drama, Phelan tracks three intrepid souls' solo journeys around the world. Read full book review >

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BLUFFTON by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Thrilling—a spirited, poignant coming-of-age vignette and an intriguing window into a little-known chapter in vaudeville history. (art not seen in full color) (author's note) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
In this winsome, sparely spun graphic novel by Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, 2011), Henry Harrison gets a tantalizing taste of the outside world when a young Buster Keaton and more vacationing vaudevillians tumble into his small Michigan town. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brilliant. (Graphic adaptation. 9 & up)"
Imagined through a 1920s lens, "Snow White" unfolds as a graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE STORM IN THE BARN by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This is not to be missed. (Graphic fiction. 9-14)"
Eleven-year-old Jack Clark feels useless on his family's Kansas farm. Read full book review >

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WHERE I LIVE by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"All in all, a pleasing portrait of the healing that can follow an all-too-common childhood trauma. (Fiction/poetry. 7-11)"
First-person free-verse poems describe the emotional journey made by one little girl when her family is forced to move. Read full book review >

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MARILYN'S MONSTER by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A surprising spin on monsters with nicely effective artwork—and heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Marilyn waits and waits for her monster to find her, the way all her friends' monster companions found them, until she finally gives up and goes looking for him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Overall, a dynamic examination of one of America's first leaders. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Large in stature and shy of disposition, George Washington demonstrated a remarkable spirit from his early youth. Read full book review >

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TWO OF A KIND by Jacqui Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2009

"Julisa and Anna are fine models for young girls looking for guidance in the ways of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What makes a true friend? Read full book review >

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THE NEW GIRL...AND ME by Jacqui Robbins
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Phelan's pale watercolor illustrations beautifully capture the gentleness and vulnerability of his young protagonists and Robbins's pitch-perfect prose makes this a subtle winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young outsider finds a best friend in the new girl in her class. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A quiet, thoughtfully designed picture book with a strong message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a badger and a rabbit wait for a mysterious something, they enjoy a ramble through their forest home. Read full book review >

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FLORA'S VERY WINDY DAY by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Emotionally true from cover to cover. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl paints on a low table; her smaller brother reaches out and knocks paint and crayons all over. Read full book review >