Search Results: "Pete Seeger"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE GRAIN OF SAND by Pete Seeger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Human and animal parents in emotionally resonant settings (peering out of nighttime windows, tucking children into bed, a gallop of horses young and old racing in the rain) illuminate the simple lyrics beautifully, making a lovely bedtime read-aloud whether sung or spoken. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Folksinger Seeger's gentle lullaby, made up for his youngest daughter nearly 50 years ago, is brought to life in a different way by Wingerter's rich and warm acrylics. Read full book review >

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TURN! TURN! TURN! by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Packaged with musical arrangement, and a CD with versions of the song by Seeger and the Byrds. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The title of Pete Seeger's best-known song is also the best way to view Halperin's art; for each line of lyrics, she offers a circular painting, composed in the round and containing dozens of microscopically precise vignettes exemplifying the given idea. Read full book review >

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THE DEAF MUSICIANS by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An unusual story, both stylish and uplifting. (author note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
After losing his hearing, a piano man finds new musical life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This will be a marginal purchase for all but the largest of libraries. (includes CD) (Folktale. 4-8)"
Not as satisfying in word or illustration as the classic French Stone Soup by Marcia Brown or the Swedish Nail Soup by Margot and Harve Zemach, the lyrics included distinguish this retelling from others. Read full book review >

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ABIYOYO RETURNS by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The song, based on a Xhosa lullaby, still has that hard-to-resist sing-along potential, and the themes of waging peace, collective action, and the benefits of sound ecological practices are presented in ways that children will both appreciate and enjoy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The seemingly ageless Seeger brings back his renowned giant for another go in a tuneful tale that, like the art, is a bit sketchy, but chockful of worthy messages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST TIME EVER by Peggy  Seeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A quirky, unique, and fabulously memorable memoir."
A British-American musician reflects on her long life and colorful career as a folk singer. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE AFRAID by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The ingredients may be standard, but the recipe yields a fresh, new dish that's outstanding in almost every way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Standard Seeger ingredients of careful die-cuts, lush painting, and child-centered text combine in her latest picture book. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"In all, lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In lush paintings outfitted with cleverly positioned die cuts, Seeger's latest explores the color green. Read full book review >

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DOG AND BEAR by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Variations in perspective, body language and expression convey a wealth of information to complement the straightforward text, inviting readers to make their own interpretations and leading them to an understanding of the complex dynamics of friendship. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
The two pals from last year's standout Dog and Bear return with three more stories that explore the little wrinkles that can develop in even the smoothest friendships. Read full book review >

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ONE BOY by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The illustrative objects appear to be unrelated to one another, and there is no pattern or narrative, but the final page discloses a rather convenient connecting thread: These are paintings that the all-alone boy has created to illustrate numbers one through ten. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ask anyone—a boy can be clever, playful and unpredictable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST THE EGG by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another perfectly pitched triumph from an emerging master of the concept book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple, decidedly playful sequence of statements invites readers to ponder, what comes first: the chicken or the egg? Read full book review >