Search Results: "Ruth Craver"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW PRINCESS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sanderson tells a romantic tale of the daughter of Father Frost and Mother Spring. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A Cinderella for Sanderson fans. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
The author-illustrator of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring (2001) works her particular beguilement over Cinderella, using the Perrault story with elements from the Grimms. Read full book review >

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MAD SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Ruth Brown
Released: May 1, 1999

"With the extravagant improbabilities of the rhymes to entertain the younger set and intricate word games to engage older readers, Brown's homage to the absurd has wide appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Brown (Toad, 1997, etc.) delves into a visual and verbal world of M.C. Escher proportions. Read full book review >

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TOAD by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Exquisitely slimy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gloopy, gloppy, bumpy, and lumpy: Toads provide slews of onomatopoeic opportunities for writers, and plenty of potential for artists interested in drawing warts, slime, and muck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PICNIC by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A charming book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gifted illustrator (Our Puppy's Vacation, 1987) who is especially adept at depicting the English countryside takes the point of view of the animals living just under some sudden human activity. Read full book review >

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ONE STORMY NIGHT by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A truly charming, offbeat alternative for Halloween or anytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The wind is howling, but a full moon shines the night the little white dog comes in the wrought-iron gate to explore a stately home dating back to Elizabethan times. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTED WOOD by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A sumptuous-looking effort that disappoints on closer examination. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The pattern is traditional, the outcome shaped by current convention: three brothers quest for the ``Heart of the World''; only the third is generous along the way and also sticks to the appointed path despite temptation, thus winning his father's throne and the affection of the girl whose help he has accepted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOTOS FRAMED by Ruth Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A fine resource and excellent for even a casual perusal. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Modern history has been defined by photographs; the most famous images are familiar to many, and each is surely worth more than a thousand words. Read full book review >

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A MONTH OF SUNDAYS by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Homey and bland as a bowl of grits without gravy. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A sweet but slight Southern family story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOODLE PIE by Ruth Starke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Includes recipes and a note on charities helping Vietnamese streetchildren. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thoroughly Australian, 11-year-old Andy has never seen Vietnam, his parents' homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERMILK HILL by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

Ten-year-old Piper Berry of Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina, knows better than anyone how important it is to follow one's dreams. Read full book review >