Search Results: "Richard Egielski"


BOOK REVIEW

SLIM AND JIM by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"A heavily battered typeface adds to the generally raffish air of this droll, action-packed (and very silly) modern fable. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Channeling Aesop through Charles Dickens, Egielski (Locust Pocus! Read full book review >

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THREE MAGIC BALLS by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Children can ponder further adventures, as Rudy seems to do when he purchases the balls on payday. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, the team that created Buz (1995) and Jazper (1998) hangs imaginative, eye-catching art on a slight story line. Read full book review >

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JAZPER by Richard Egielski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"When Jazper's father wants him to just be himself for a while, so he does, in a very reassuring ending. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With all signs of a fervent—perhaps febrile—imagination intact, Egielski (The Gingerbread Boy, 1997, etc.) once again dovetails highly finished, brightly painted illustrations with a manic text. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF by Richard Egielski
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The attractive design includes decorated borders around the illustrations and an old-fashioned typeface in brown against beige backgrounds with the look of parchment or vellum. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Caldecott Medalist Egielski focuses on one incident in the life of St. Read full book review >

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BUZ by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"The book is good, clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A clever concept, executed with style and wit. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD BOY by Richard Egielski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Readers know the rest, but this bright, winning update, with its vast city backgrounds and a gingerbread boy recipe (that, unlike the story, allows the cookie to come out of the oven before it is subjected to icing) enclosed, makes the chase seem new. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Egielski (Buz, 1995, etc.) applies his paintbrush to a familiar tale—and transplants it to an urban setting—about the gingerbread boy who is too enticingly delicious to avoid pursuit, and too naive and inexperienced to recognize a foxy deception. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SAILOR by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Still, a book that offers more visual and literary pleasures than most. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The captain's unequaled luck seems to be the result of his phenomenal powers of observation—he can even steer through fog "by instinct, by the feel of the air on the hairs of his arms and the breath of the ocean in his nose." Read full book review >

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THREE FRENCH HENS by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This clever and original tale is the sort that is read over and over during any season, quite likely becoming a family favorite in any household that enjoys quirky characters, droll humor and excellent writing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poulette, Colette and Fifi are three très chic chickens from France who arrive in error at Phil Fox's in the Bronx rather than to Philippe Renard's in Paris. Read full book review >

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CALL ME AHNIGHITO by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"Children may like the pictures better than the story; its appeal is limited by Conrad's choice of narrator. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Designated fiction by LC, this account of the peregrinations of a Greenland meteorite is based on fact. Read full book review >