Search Results: "Robert Papp"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA MARIA’S GIFT by Janice Shefelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Papp's illustrations not seen. (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
Shortly after her father's death, Anna Maria is sent to study violin at the Pietà, an orphanage and music school for girls in Venice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMBLE TUM by Stephanie True Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This inviting and straightforward story of a girl and her cat is playful and full of charm, and it's an excellent introduction to the pleasures and responsibilities of having a pet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's love at first sight when Beth first holds her fluffy black-and-white kitten Rumble Tum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOWN THAT FOOLED THE BRITISH by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Still, this can't help but expand readers' understanding of our second war of independence. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The War of 1812—it's one of those topics many Americans flunk when asked to please explain what it was all about, though they just might get the year it started right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TITANICAT by Marty Crisp
by Marty Crisp, illustrated by Robert Papp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, this will please young Titanicophiles and some kitten fans. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Young Jim Mulholland's very excited to be a cabin boy on the new ship Titanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Papp's relentlessly lit spreads are peopled with some of the cleanest, best-fed Pilgrims and Irish immigrants in literature, complementing the highly directive subtitle to a T. The parenthetical 'or else' may be unsaid, but certainly does not go unfelt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Mary, newly arrived with her family from Ireland, has few friends, and her family doesn't have the extra money for a turkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A good bet for dog lovers and for readers too young for the excellent, lengthier Thank You, Mr. Falker. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A library dog helps a struggling reader. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >