Search Results: "Mitsumasa Anno"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNO'S AESOP by Mitsumasa Anno
Released: April 1, 1989

The endlessly inventive Japanese illustrator amazes us yet again with his creative imagination. Read full book review >

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ANNO'S CHINA by Mitsumasa Anno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"It's been a hair over two decades since a new book by Anno (Anno's Magic Seeds, 1995) last made its way to our shores; this tour, breathtaking in its own right, is therefore doubly welcome. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The Japanese master of quotidian detail takes readers up China's Yellow River in this new book, first published in Japan in 2009. Read full book review >

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ANNO'S MAGIC SEEDS by Mitsumasa Anno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"For this latest planting, the author does not break new ground, but it is no less exceptional than his past harvests. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wizard gives young Jack (no doubt kin of the beanstalk Jack) two golden seeds; one feeds him for a year and the other he plants. Read full book review >

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ANNO'S FACES by Mitsumasa Anno
Released: April 13, 1989

A very simple idea, requiring the child's interaction: pictures of 45 different fruits and vegetables—labeled and arranged on a white ground—plus separate, transparent Mylar strips with a choice of four simple faces (happy, sad, large, small) to superimpose on the produce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perfect for libraries, art teachers, budding artists and fans of children's-book illustration. (note, biographies, selected bibliography of the artists) (Nonfiction. All ages)"
The title says it all in this anthology of inspirational letters written by 23 contemporary children's-book illustrators to future artists. Read full book review >

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ANNO-DRACULA by Kim Newman
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A bloody delight."
Newman goes over the top in every novel (Night Mayor, Bad Dreams, Jago), each featuring a monstrous overlord of horror unlikely to be dethroned—but this time he leaps to new heights, drawing the Dracula novel that sets a benchmark for vampire fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC POCKET by Michio Mado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Both Japanese and English versions of the poems appear. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The Magic Pocket (32 pp.; $16.00; Nov. 1; 0-689-82137-9): Mado's second collection of poetry (The Animals, 1992) reflects with quiet intimacy children's relationship with the natural world, with lithe phrasing that is exquisitely pared down and precise. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS by Michio Mado
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Lovely. (Poetry. 5+)"
A first appearance in English for Michio Mado, Japan's 1990 nominee for the Andersen Award. Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT OF TEARS by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"As did Fellini's, Newman's artistry meets the challenge with energy to spare."
With his third in a series, Newman remains in top form as our sharpest vampire novelist, a far more inventive stylist than Anne Rice. Read full book review >