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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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 >

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STEALING HOME by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"It's unfortunate that the high level of writing and art is lessened by design choices that do not consider the needs of the reader, because the story is terrific. (Picture book. 7-10)"
During a World Series game in 1955, Jackie Robinson electrified the crowd and astonished the baseball world by successfully stealing home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"A striking, inspiring tribute. (afterword) (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
A gorgeously illustrated praise-song illuminates the yearnings and achievement of Tenzing Norgay, recently recovered from history as the Nepalese Sherpa who, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Read full book review >

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LOOKIN’ FOR  BIRD IN THE BIG CITY by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Best read aloud by a storyteller with jazz inside, but sure to inspire more music. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Burleigh limns a fictionalized account of the very young Miles Davis coming to New York City with his trumpet, seeking Charlie "Bird" Parker and his saxophone. Read full book review >

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TRAPPED! A WHALE'S RESCUE by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Minor's illustrations carry the day, helping readers and whale get past the rescue to the informative backmatter. (resources) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Trapped by over 20 ropes set by a crab-trapping boat, each over 200 feet long, a humpback whale struggles to stay alive. Read full book review >

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EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Well-researched and carefully paced, this is an enduring and inspiring book that will help kids to understand the why and the how of an artist at work. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Two masters of illustrated, brief biographies for young people reunite (If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, 2012) for this accessible introduction to an iconic 20th-century American realist. 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 >