Search Results: "Peter V. Brett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAYLIGHT WAR by Peter V. Brett
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Obvious ancestry aside, and though the book is dense and a touch too busy, it's capable fantasy."
Third in Brett's once-projected five-installment—now swelled to six—Demon Cycle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD ABOUT BEARS by Jeannie Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"With its clear text and illustrations, this introduction is just the ticket for younger elementary readers. (map, glossary, bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Both text and artwork support this book's title: full of facts, but only those emphasizing endearing bear habits; full of gentle watercolors that show peaceful bear-family scenes. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' SANTA by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Brett excels at snowy settings, and her legions of fans will enjoy this well-told tale accompanied by her usual highly detailed watercolor illustrations and skillfully integrated secondary story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Brett's latest holiday offering is set in northern Canada, featuring a cast of forest animals who celebrate Christmas together with handmade gifts left by their own special Santa. Read full book review >

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THE THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children and adults alike will pore over each page, relishing the richness of Brett's artwork. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Brett sets the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Arctic, replacing Goldilocks with Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl who stumbles upon the snow bears' igloo while hunting for her lost dog team. Read full book review >

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DAISY COMES HOME by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The lesson of standing up for oneself is very gently etched in a read-aloud that will reward lots of poring over pictures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This popular author visits Asia for a charming tale of a plucky hen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UMBRELLA by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Indeed, Brett surpasses herself in this handsomely designed and beautifully executed appreciation of so different a setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Carlos makes an umbrella from shiny, green fronds to go into the cloud forest, hoping to see many animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR OUR CHILDREN by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"Most useful as an adjunct to the recently issued musical album of the same title, featuring popular rock and pop performers, and as a sampling of the artists' work. (Nonfiction. 2-10)*justify no*"
Subtitled A Book to Benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, an eclectic group of 19 songs—nursery, folk, popular—with music included for just five, and illustrations (mostly new) contributed by 24 well-known children's illustrators. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CADILLAC CHRONICLES by Brett Hartman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"If there's little doubt about the end of the trip, readers will be happy they've gone along for the ride. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Angry, just-turned-16-year-old Alex, a white boy, and equally angry but very old Lester, a black man, are unlikely road-trip buddies in this novel that transcends its conventions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINGERBREAD BABY by Jan Brett
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The mischief-maker may be a brat, but the gingerbread cookie is also the agent of good cheer, and Brett allows that spirit to run free on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a snowbound Swiss village, Matti figures it's a good day to make a gingerbread man. Read full book review >