Search Results: "Reg Cartwright"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY AND THE PRIVET BIRD by Ann Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"All in all, an appealing fantasy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deciding that her overgrown privet bush is about to take over her garden, Polly snips it into a giant, sweet-looking topiary bird that she rides aloft on an adventure: she rescues a child who has fallen from a boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIREBIRD by Selina Hastings
adapted by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Reg Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A lively addition to folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
This is not the story made familiar by the ballet, but a related tale in which the firebird figures mostly at the outset, when one of its feathers is found by a huntsman who presents it to his king—a tyrant whose response is to send the poor fellow off to fetch the bird, which he is able to do with the advice of his admirable talking horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS by Cynthia Cotten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, the peaceful forest crew and comforting color palette make this a soothing read, if not a great counting tool. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartwright's (Going Home, not reviewed, etc.) mossy greens, golden yellows, and smoky blues evoke a late summer in the woods as numbered sets of forest animals go about their business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAND OVER THE HILL by Shirley Isherwood
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Isherwood's very forced, prolonged plot has an arbitrary feel, and while the child's preoccupation with his buttons is realistic, the father's single-minded pursuit, at his son's expense, appears unreasonable, and very nearly mean. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Manders and Edward James, a pair of bears who are father and son, have always wanted to be in a marching band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS, BEASTS, AND FISHES by Anne Carter
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Glossary (19 obscure words); index. (Poetry. 6+)"
Fifty or so poems, grouped as the title suggests and varying in difficulty but generally of high quality, from traditional rhymes and familiar masters (Coleridge, Tennyson) to challenging and intriguing modern works (Sandburg, Philip Larkin). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE GOLDEN ORANGES by Alma Flor Ada
Released: May 1, 1999

"Meanwhile, the Spanish countryside comes blazingly alive under the bold illustrations of Cartwright's stylized, utterly transporting artwork. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Ada (Under the Royal Palms, 1998, etc.) reworks the traditional story of Blancaflor, taking swipes at greed, vanity, and the practice of arranged marriages in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOAT OF MANY ROOMS by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"In the same vein as Birds, Beasts and Fishes (1991), Cartwright's highly stylized oil paintings depict a white-bearded Noah amidst crowds of smiling animals on each mural- like page. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The story of Noah, told in episodic verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"Comprehensive data backs up a much-tested system that assists parents in getting their children to a calmer state of mind."
Helping your child destress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTERLIFE OF GEORGE CARTWRIGHT by John Steffler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Based in part on Cartwright's Journal, a keen, richly hued, and utterly enchanting imaginative reconstruction of a life."
George Cartwright—a little-known 18th-century explorer, trapper, and author of A Journal of Transactions and Events During a Residency of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador—died of old age at home in England in May 1819. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP AGAINST THE NIGHT by Justin Cartwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Evoking Coetzee's Disgrace and Gordimer's The House Gun, Cartwright brings new twists and a sure touch to his tragicomedy about a decent man's rude awakening to shared history's capricious side. Caveat emptor, Ancestry.com."
South-African born novelist Cartwright (Lion Heart, 2014, etc.) casts a sardonic eye on a London expat who's trying to uncover, if not openly parade, his Afrikaner heritage.Read full book review >