Search Results: "Robert Van Nutt"


BOOK REVIEW

SKYROCKETS AND SNICKERDOODLES by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"Earnest in its silliness, but ho-hum and way too much reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-so-slight Cobtown series (The Monster in the Shadows, 2000, etc.) arrives at the Fourth of July, and baseball, without much energy behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER IN THE SHADOWS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lengthy text makes this a fun story that works as a read-aloud for younger children and which older children will enjoy reading themselves. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lucky Hart, ten, lives in the fictional 19th-century town of Cobtown, a village peopled with colorful characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COBTOWN CHRISTMAS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A generous slice of Americana. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A nostalgic look at an time gone by, this winsome Christmas tale is suffused with warmth and glad tidings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND JANE EYRE by Stewart Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Still, this is a creative approach to biography, certain to encourage readers to take longer looks at Charlotte Brontâ's novels and her life. (chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ross (Shakespeare and Macbeth, 1994) takes a look at Charlotte Brontâ's life and how it influenced the writing of Jane Eyre, hoping to inspire readers to tackle that novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF A TRAVELER by Wendy Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Van Nutt's illustrations serve as folkloric decorations for a warm and brilliant tale, like a Yuletide fire stoked with memories of lost Christmases. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A bright debut—Matthews shows a rare command of the story-within-a-story format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNIOR THUNDER LORD by Laurence Yep
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Van Nutt's wild paintings, breathless compositions that bring an alien landscape to life, give a welcome sense of humor to this moral tale. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
A three-year drought is upon the land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL NUTT, ALIEN HUNTER by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not for everyone, but fans of the first will likely be pleased. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hazel Nutt returns for another adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN GOGH by Steven Naifeh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite its exhaustive length, the book is brilliantly written and engaging, presenting a three-dimensional and larger-than-life portrait of the artist."
A gripping and almost certainly definitive account of the all-too-short life of a great artist who believed he was doomed to oblivion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >