Search Results: "Norman Messenger"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSENGER by Virginia Frances Schwartz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Readers who stay the course will be rewarded with an affecting tale of hardships overcome. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Schwartz (If I Just Had Two Wings, not reviewed, etc.) draws on family history for this ponderous but lyrically written tale of a growing clan of Croatian immigrants struggling to get by in Depression-era Canada. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

Here Messenger elaborates on the split-page, mix-and-match format of his Making Faces (1993) and Famous Faces (1995) with additional special effects, including fold-over flaps, a paper wheel and extravagantly detailed landscapes with hidden figures or impossible perspectives. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER, MESSENGER by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Children will accept and appreciate the rhythm of a life they glimpse every day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In propulsive rhymed couplets, Burleigh (Hercules, 1999, etc.) tells a day in the life of a bicycle messenger in a city inspired by Chicago. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Another solid outing from Williams. (Paranormal fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who's recently moved to a small Florida town knows the women in her family gain control of supernatural Gifts on their 15th birthdays, but the nature of her own gift might not make Evie happy. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Tony Lee
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Striking visuals augment an already-captivating tale. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Having tackled Robin Hood in Outlaw (2009) and King Arthur in Excalibur (2011), Lee now envisions Joan of Arc's humble beginnings to her inevitable martyrdom. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Lois Lowry
Released: April 26, 2004

"Readers will be absorbed in thought and wonder long after all of the pages are turned. (Fiction. 12+)"
Leader came to Village as a young boy on a red sled, the remains of which are in the Museum, a symbol of courage and hope to all of the villagers who came from elsewhere, fleeing poverty and cruelty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TIME by Alan Garner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Compact and intriguingly mysterious; handsomely illustrated with precisely detailed images, deployed effectively against dramatic white. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's finest novelists for young people (The Owl Service, 1967), who's long been interested in folklore (A Bag of Moonshine, 1986), creates three nursery tales distinguished by a folkloric lilt and his own fresh imagery. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. Read full book review >