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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MISS EMILY by Burleigh Mutén
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Uplifting and clever, Mutén's tale also includes a layer of biographical detail sure to tantalize Dickinson lovers everywhere. (biographical notes, bibliography) (Verse novel. 8-12)"
The Belle of Amherst leads some young friends on a grand adventure. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE THERE by Ann Stott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The brief text coupled with quiet, warm illustrations is best suited for young preschoolers but lacks the power of the classic Guess How Much I Love You or Mama, Do You Love Me? (Picture book. 2-4)"
This companion book to Always (2008) traverses familiar picture-book territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERY HAIRY BEAR by Alice Schertle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"He's a bear of rare appeal, and it's hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Outlined in a thick, curly halo of split ends, a "boulder-big bear with shaggy, raggy, brownbear hair everywhere . . . except on his no-hair nose" bounds happily through a seasonal round in this outdoorsy gambol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORIDIUS BLOOM AND THE PLANET OF GLOOM by Lorijo Metz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Whimsy—gone wrong. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With an explanatory verse that feels tacked on to compensate for an abrupt start, this well-intentioned fantasy about the need for companionship is a flop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS by Ann Stott
by Ann Stott, illustrated by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The artwork and the cozy message combine to create a vastly reassuring if not particularly original tale for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stott's simply executed tale explores the expansiveness of a mother's love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A small gem. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The facts of Lucky's life in Hard Pan, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA FARM by Liz Wu
by Liz Wu, illustrated by Matt Phelan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Though the story has amusing moments and Phelan's line drawings are charming, there are just too many complicated plotlines and characters for the target reading age. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Charlotte's Web meets Lord of the Flies in this offering from newcomer Wu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >