Search Results: "Richard Jesse Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC RABBIT by Richard Jesse Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A strong showcase for Watson's technical versatility, though. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Watson steps away from the accomplished realism of Tom Thumb (1993) and Joanne Ryder's The Waterfall's Gift (2001) for a more broadly brushed expressionism in this exuberant, if scantly plotted, solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE by Marshall Frady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well written and well balanced, this is essential reading for students of contemporary American politics in this election year. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An ambitious biography of an ambitious and complex man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A satisfying and enlightening story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse is a 17-year-old Chicano, struggling through the complexities of adolescence in the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"The dark tone is reminiscent of Sendak's Outside Over There but this is longer and more complex, with more adult than child appeal."
This epic poem is an outgrowth of the stories a famous poet told his little daughter; it is a very personal book; Dickey's adult readers will share his enjoyment in "mythologizing" his own child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LORD'S PRAYER by Rick Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Both highly useful and beautiful—an unusual and welcome combination. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
Warren, author of the mega-bestseller The Purpose Driven Life (2002), and Watson join forces for a thoughtful and visually appealing introduction to the Protestant version of the Lord's Prayer (with forgiveness for debts, not trespasses). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WENT APE by Richard Jesse Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Too bad it's got nowhere really to go. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Richard Watson applies a twist to the prince-and-pauper theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE WINTRY NIGHT by Ruth Bell Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"For some readers, Graham's first children's book will be a gratifying alternative to the plethora of Christmas books that either avoid mentioning Jesus entirely or explain his birth and death in heavily devotional terms. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Handsome packaging wraps this long but readable account of the story and meaning of Christmas, as told by an old woman to a young boy during a snowstorm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nick by illustrator Watson concludes the volume. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smiling Santa in goggles and aviator helmet speeds up the Christmas Eve delivery system with updated transportation from his "Far Northair" sleigh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPANKING WATSON by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Solid gold for fans, and the only Kinky adventure non-fans will ever need."
Since he already shares so many of the hallmarks of that other Sherlock Holmes—drug use, sexual confusion, and his own Village Irregulars—why shouldn't Kinky Friedman, the Sherlock of Vandam Street, have his own Dr. Watson? Read full book review >