Search Results: "O. Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The text is printed on sepia-toned backgrounds that extend the antique flavor of the narrative. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
The beloved short story first published in 1906 is presented in an attractive edition with full-color illustrations that bring the sentimental story of the young couple to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT BOX by Rohan Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The open-ended finish is ingenious and satisfies without being too neat; young listeners may respond to the cue to come up with Ollie's dearly-wished-for response, or they may come up with creative ones of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Elephants have a storied history in children's literature, from beloved Babar all the way up to Mo Willems' current kid-favorite Gerald. Here, a new elephant family enters the pantheon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Capped by a lively and elegant design, the book should supplement to an elementary science lesson; what Jack's Garden lacks in personality, it more than makes up for in attention to detail. (Picture book. 3+)"
Cole mimics the cumulative technique of ``The House That Jack Built'' to describe the garden the eponymous hero might tend in his backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHING MOON by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tunnell adds suspense with a subplot involving the efforts of Aladdin's evil wife to recover the lamp, and closes with a perfectly executed twist. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this captivating original sequel to Aladdin, the genie gets a real workout when its lamp falls into the hands of an orphaned street child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TUTU BALLET by Sally O. Lee
Released: Sept. 5, 2008

"A picture book with promise but insufficient polish."
Independent-minded, forest-animal children present a choreography challenge for their ballet teacher in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S HATBAND by Robert O. Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1996

"Walter Mosley Lite, then, with big-sky action substituting for Mosley's sense of creeping urban nightmare. (Author tour)"
As the lowest-ranking member of Denver's Bail Bondsman's Row, CF Floyd doesn't see much big money. Read full book review >