Search Results: "Robert McCloskey"


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LENTIL by Robert McCloskey
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1940

"And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn't sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby when its leading citizen came home, is a friendly, characteristic tale."
I find increasing difficulty in placing certain types of picture books, where the appeal of the pictures might catch the five and six year old, where the captions, even read aloud and interpreted, are distinctly nine and ten year old, and where the underlying significance is almost adult. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 1951

"As cockily satisfying as a chew of bubble gum."
More Homer Price adventures at last and these stories will not disappoint McCloskey readers. Read full book review >

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BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL by Robert McCloskey
Released: Sept. 17, 1948

"They eventually untangle-and it's the grown up bear and the grown up mother who are just aw bit scared and disconcerted."
McCloskey has a beguiling way of telling a very simple story (witness his Make Way for Ducklings — and the slightly older Lentil and Homer Price). Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS by Robert McCloskey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 1941

"It takes the Boston police department to get them across the streets, but get there they do, and reach the Public Garden pond in safety."
I've seen only three double spreads and the text of this picture book by the author-artist of Lentil — but I'm sure it is going to be an enchanting and very original book. Mr. Mallard thinks the Boston Public Gardens would be a nice place to raise a family; but Mrs. Mallard is afraid of the swan boats, though the peanuts tempt her too. Read full book review >

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HOMER PRICE by Robert McCloskey
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1943

"The McCloskey pictures are sure to be a good sales factor."
I don't like this as well as the other McCloskey books. Read full book review >

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TIME OF WONDER by Robert McCloskey
Released: Jan. 1, 1957

"There is nothing of the identification of specifically young reactions here, nor is there the warm humor of earlier books."
A picture book for all ages, geared to shared experience of Maine island vacations, with wide washes of water color tinged with McCloskey magic in words and pictures. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING'S FISHY by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An ideal lead-in to more specific guides to aquarium setup and fish care. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first introduction to our planet's finny residents, particularly the decidedly uncommon goldfish. Read full book review >

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WE DIG WORMS! by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Norma Dixon's Lowdown on Earthworms (2005) digs deeper into the subject, but this lays fertile groundwork for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will "dig" them too. Read full book review >

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MRS. FITZ'S FLAMINGOS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"Yorinks and Egielski this isn't, but worth a try nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A solitary lady decides to improve her view of ``a sagging tar-paper roof, and the back sides of some billboards'' by putting up plastic flamingos, which she buys two at a time when she does errands in her Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >

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RISKING ELIZABETH by Walter McCloskey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An intelligently steamy first novel aswarm with all the trappings of an upscale James Lee Burke—old-boy networks aged in bourbon, generational ceremonies and betrayals, family trusts and family madness."
It's Carnival Week 1981 in New Orleans, and Harry Preston, who'd normally have nothing more pressing to worry about than staying sober enough for the next preMardi Gras party, is up to his legal briefs in trouble. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF SARNAI by Michael McCloskey
Released: March 1, 2012

"A straightforward, imaginative tale of conquest and warfare."
In this epic story of ancient conquest, a man leads his army against several nations in order to fulfill a prophecy of greatness. Read full book review >

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THE REAL POOP ON PIGEONS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Another feather in McCloskey's cap. (Graphic informational early reader. 5-7)"
Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! (2015) will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade.Read full book review >