Search Results: "Max Eilenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

SQUEAK’S GOOD IDEA by Max Eilenberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Whether the expedition involves playing in the yard alone or heading off to school, Eilenberg's tale serves as inspiration for fledgling adventurers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What's a little elephant to do when he wants to play outdoors but everyone is too busy to accompany him? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA by Max Eilenberg
adapted by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"However, the superfluity of shimmering pink hearts in the design skews this version toward the saccharine. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
A swirling surfeit of pink, purple and gold is draped around this crisp retelling of the traditional tale, as Cinderella attends three balls with her handsome prince before her glass slipper falls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Max Eilenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"As emotionally intense but not quite so dark as Nancy Willard's rendition, illustrated by Barry Moser (1992), this version will draw a profound response from its customary pubescent audiences. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Barrett's finely wrought paintings create an appropriately dreamy, romantic atmosphere for this formal retelling of the classic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Sara Cohen-Scali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Horrific atrocities—and the ghastly realities of any war—seen through the eyes of a child with heartbreaking cognitive dissonance pack a wallop. (Historical fiction. 15-18)"
The education of a young Nazi, from fetus to 9-year-old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Ken Wilson-Max
by Ken Wilson-Max, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Wilson-Max keeps the paper engineering simple; his cast is affable, but under-utilized by the format. (Board book. 2-5)"
A board book with pull-tabs and flaps neatly outlines a child's unconventional but loving family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MAX by Sally Grindley
by Sally Grindley, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A tribute to the power of letter-writing and imagination. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Max strikes up a friendship with his favorite author, D.J. Lucas in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX EASTMAN by Christoph Irmscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2017

"A well-documented examination of a once-prominent radical."
An intimate portrait of a noted public intellectual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDDY MAX by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Not a slick kickoff, but the premise should stick with (if not to) readers well enough to water interest in sequels. (activities) (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Repeated dunks in contaminated mud confer temporary superpowers on a middle schooler in this spotty series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY MAX! by Harriet Ziefert
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though Mighty Max may not actually save the day, and certainly deserves a more heroic ending, he'll put smiles on readers' faces. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mighty Max, as he calls himself, is an ordinary young boy who likes to wear a red cape. Read full book review >