Search Results: "Robert Burleigh"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL CÉZANNE by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"An attractive, worthy contribution. (glossary, bibliography, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Both biography and art criticism, this exploration of Cézanne features well-reproduced paintings, mostly excellent design and text that's partly savvy and partly incomplete. Read full book review >

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IT'S FUNNY WHERE BEN'S TRAIN TAKES HIM by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"Other children have taken similar journeys in many books, but the art provides an unusually clear evocation of the way imagination, anchored in reality, can bring the whole world right into the bedroom. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Pajama-clad Ben draws a train and steps on board, beginning a ride that takes him "Past green hills/Where horses browse,/An old farm house./A field of cows./And a whir and a whistle,/That seem to be saying,/To go anywhere/Is better than staying." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fine portrait of an artist not on everyone's radar but whose work can be readily understood and appreciated by youngsters. (list of museums exhibiting Bellows' work, source notes, bibliography, illustration credits, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
That American painter George Bellows (1882-1925) packed a punch is shown to dramatic effect in this admiring introduction to his life and work. Read full book review >

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HERCULES by Robert Burleigh
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"His textured, colored-pencil drawings emulate friezes, highlighting the chiseled features of Hercules in all his statuesque glory and heroism. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
He kills the savage lion; he destroys the dreaded, nine-headed hydra; he captures the guarded golden apples from the end of the earth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A fine introduction to Napoleon and his times. (bibliography, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In his author's note, Burleigh discusses the fascinating unanswered questions about Napoleon, even after countless books and articles have been written about him. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A well-conceived and executed work on a subject of great interest. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Chocolate is more than just the favorite flavor of millions of people. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Useful only to those who will actually be standing in front of the painting—along with the hundreds of others in the room. (Timeline, author's note, glossary, selected bibliography, illustration credits, acknowledgements) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Publishing in connection with a June exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago devoted exclusively to Seurat's most famous painting, Burleigh does his best to make a detailed examination of the work—its subject, style, and the methods of its creator—interesting to a young audience. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1998

Burleigh (Hoops, 1998) takes the same over-the-top tone in paying tribute to one of the country's most famous athletes: "He is the Babe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sleep, Cher Ami, sleep!' (Picture book. 5-9)"
During World War I, the U.S. Army relied on a flock of 600 carrier pigeons to send messages back to headquarters from troops in the field, and one, Cher Ami, became famous for saving the "Lost Battalion," which had been trapped behind enemy lines. Read full book review >

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ZOOM! ZOOM! by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Young vehicle-lovers will rev their engines for more. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An energetic, multivehicle ride through a bustling city day. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An artful and inspiring effort. (quotations, afterword, author's note, glossary, Internet resources, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Burleigh weaves imagination and information to sketch the life of a female scientist and illuminate her achievements. Read full book review >

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IF YOU SPENT A DAY WITH THOREAU AT WALDEN POND by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A fine introduction to the value of Thoreau and the natural world. (Picture book. 4-9)"
What would it be like to spend a day with Henry David Thoreau, observing and appreciating nature? Read full book review >