Search Results: "Paul O. Zelinsky"


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RAPUNZEL by Paul O. Zelinsky
adapted by Paul O. Zelinsky, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Suffused with golden light, Zelinsky's landscapes and indoor scenes are grandly evocative, composed and executed with superb technical and emotional command."
Exquisite paintings in late Italian Renaissance style illumine this hybrid version of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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KNICK-KNACK PADDYWHACK! by Paul O. Zelinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"And everyone will want more than one copy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lightning can strike twice: 12 years after Wheels on the Bus (1990), Zelinsky offers another pop-up tour de force, infused with humor and replete with astonishing special effects. Read full book review >

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EMILY UPHAM'S REVENGE by Paul O. Zelinsky
FICTION
Released: March 20, 1978

"Set in 1875 and played as the fluffiest of spoofs, it's all expertly timed, performed with flair, and illustrated in kind."
This is subtitled "How Deadwood Dick Saved the Banker's Niece"—but Dick is really eleven-year-old runaway Seth Marple, and instead of saving Emily when she's sent to stay with her uncle but finds no one waiting for her at the station, Seth convinces her that the town is full of bandits and she'd better stay with him in his lean-to hideaway. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1981

"A dubious undertaking not very well executed."
A literary conceit, mocking the conventions and sentiments of old-time fiction, has precious little chance with youngsters of nine or so. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Paul O. Zelinsky
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

"Destined to be a classic."
Special kudos to paper-engineer Rodger Smith for his extraordinary (and sturdy!) animation of Zelinsky's lively, sophisticated yet accessible, delightfully detailed rendition of this preschool favorite—including a reprise that rivals a last burst of fireworks. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE STOAT by Paul O. Zelinsky
Released: March 1, 1984

"Affectionate and sparkling."
Three sneaky episodes in the competitive life of rival artists, a lion and a stoat—and a showcase for the elegant wit of author/illustrator Zelinsky (who displays the assurance here of a much older pro). Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1981

"The overall effect is quaint, but spry."
In the tradition referred to here as a "tell and draw" story, this old rhyme puts a "wee maid" and a fat mouse in a new five-sided house; then adds two chimneys (a dead giveaway for readers who've seen this trick in a simpler version); has the maid take off on a stumbling walk and then rush home again; and then—with a few clever touches (dirt swept out of the house becomes cat whiskers; a swept-off walk becomes a tail)—steps back to reveal house, path, and trimmings as the outline of a giant cat. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This enjoyable trio deserves its rightful place away from the confines of any toy chest. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Who could imagine the introduction of a self-conscious stingray could lead to such great things? Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Poignant and compelling, this sequel sparkles. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Even more tender than its predecessor, these six related stories skillfully capture the bittersweet challenges of childhood independence. Read full book review >

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THE SHIVERS IN THE FRIDGE by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Cool ingredients for read-aloud laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if a family of five kitchen magnets were marooned in the fridge with only their cardboard box for warmth? Read full book review >

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AWFUL OGRE’S AWFUL DAY by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A bad day has never been a better romp. (Poetry. 6-10)"
In 18 poems, grisly enough to delight the taste for the macabre in any child, Prelutsky takes the Awful Ogre through his predictably awful day. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Rika Lesser
Released: Nov. 26, 1984

"But be warned: It's the story of good triumphing over evil, not a fairy tale with a happy ending."
An odd, static work for Zelinsky—composed of painterly, Old Master paintings. Read full book review >