Search Results: "Paul Galdone"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Paul Galdone
Released: April 9, 1976

"A Puss for the people."
Like Stobbs last year, Galdone trims Puss's tale for younger listeners and sacrifices also the dash and splendor of Marcia Brown's illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS by Paul Galdone
Released: March 15, 1962

"The basic question of visually interpreting mankind's oldest story for children on so grand a scale and through one's private imagery can never even arise since this particular effort is so evidently unappealing."
An artist who has achieved superb effects in comic and human interest themes and considerable originality in depicting light verse for children has gone far afield in attempting to illustrate the story of creation. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 1970

"No one will want to abandon Leslie Brooke but like Galdone's Henny Penny, this animates the tale for the widest possible audience."
Three little pigs to savor, and a wolf to lord it over: from the clover-sprigged jacket (three-leaf of course) to the third little pig covering the steaming pot from which the wolf's tail protrudes, this is a blithe, unbloody business with a leer on the face of the wolf that you can only laugh at. Read full book review >

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THE THREE SILLIES by Paul Galdone
Released: Sept. 1, 1981

"In this mock-Victorian interpretation, the conclusion comes off particularly well—'So the young man went home and married his own dear silly'—and the two hearts set below, one grinning, one demure, reinforce the feeling that what we have is not so much a dimwit tale as a valentine."
A genial rendering of the classic Joseph Jacobs' tale—with less suggestion of witlessness and less pictorial ingenuity, perhaps, than the Margot Zemach version (now o.p.), but probably more popular appeal. Read full book review >

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ANDROCLES AND THE LION by Paul Galdone
Released: April 28, 1970

"And with more compassion, less mockery."
A serio-comic treatment of the fable in situ—i.e. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 1969

"Presumably why it alone endured."
Jack Sprat could eat no fat,/ His wife could eat no lean,/ And so between them both,/ They licked the platter clean has always had a ring of finality but the blurb claims—and Mr. Galdone evidently believes— that children inquire "And then what happened?" Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1969

"And some of it is worth seeing."
The Jataka tale of the monkey who twice outwits the predatory crocodile, first by pretending that he keeps his tastiest part, his heart, in a tree, then by persuading him to be a talking rock (and so reveal his whereabouts), is amusing enough but no better as a picture book until you reach his last laugh: feigning a jump into the crocodile's wide-open mouth — and knowing that the crocodile will have to close his eyes — he pounces on the crocodile's head, springs across to the fiver bank and gets home free to his tree. Read full book review >

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HENNY PENNY by Paul Galdone
illustrated by Paul Galdone
Released: Oct. 1, 1968

"Artful artlessness, that catches the tempo and amusement of an old favorite, that doesn't smother it With special effects."
Led by the misled Henny Penny, five mettlesome fowl march across sunny pages, follow sideling Foxy Loxy into his cave and disappear forever in deep green gloom. Read full book review >