Search Results: "P.J. Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO FELL OFF THE <i>MAYFLOWER</i>, OR JOHN HOWLAND'S GOOD FORTUNE by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sweeping and grand, this personal take on a familiar story is an engaging success. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 6-14)"
A much-longer-than-typical picture book about the Mayflower's first landing in America and its aftermath, told through the eyes of one of its passengers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO ONE BUT YOU by Douglas Wood
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A touching and genuine exhortation that just teeters on the edge of sentimentality but is lifted by a strong purpose: Self-discovery can be found in the most surprisingly simple of moments. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Wood and Lynch pair once more (Grandad's Prayers of the Earth, 1999) to celebrate the simple joys of individual moments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELISANDE by E. Nesbit
Kirkus Star
by E. Nesbit, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"An excellent reminder of just how good a literary tale can be."
In a lengthy original fairy tale written nearly 100 years ago by one of the all-time greats of this form, a princess suffers the comical-logical effects of her unfortunately worded wish for hair that would "grow an inch every day, and grow twice as fast every time it was cut." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINCOLN AND HIS BOYS by Rosemary Wells
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"In a year crammed with Lincoln-themed offerings, this one stands as a solid but not necessary purchase. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A series of three chapter-long snapshots gives readers glimpses of Lincoln the man as seen through the eyes of his two younger sons, Willie and Tad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Includes timelines, lists of monarchs and an index but no source lists. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Tricked out with a ribbon, foil highlights on the jacket and portrait galleries at each chapter's head by Ireland's leading illustrator, this handsome package offers British readers an orgy of self-congratulatory historical highlights. Read full book review >

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

IGNIS by Gina Wilson
by Gina Wilson, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Ignis returns in triumph, to impress even the craggy elders with great gouts of flame—proving that he's not a fizzle, but like Leo, just a late bloomer. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Winged, scaled, and irresistibly puppyish, the young dragon in this searching-for-self-identity tale will appeal more to Stellaluna fans than those who prefer their dragons grandly aloof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATKIN by Antonia Barber
by Antonia Barber, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Proof that the mundane and the enchanted can coexist with a little good will on both sides. (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The Little People are not being intentionally cruel when they steal Carrie away from her parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF IRELAND'S SON by Brendan Behan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Still, the phrasing and rhythms of the text make it ideal for reading aloud so listeners can hear its exuberant lilt. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
A story from Brendan Behan's IslandAn Irish Sketchbook (1962), turned into a lavishly illustrated picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Many of the meticulously detailed paintings could be the work of a reincarnated Rackham, but Lynch adds his own brand of satirical wit and good humor to Rackham's romantic settings and incisive caricatures. (Fiction. 8+)"
Six well-known Wilde stories in a handsome, large-size gift edition with color illustrations on almost every double spread. Read full book review >