Search Results: "Ruth Krauss"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Likely to become the go-to biography of these two iconic figures—for specialists, but not just those in children's literature."
A thoroughgoing, if dispassionate, portrait of two relentlessly creative types whose contributions to children's literature—epochal as they are—make up only part of the story. Read full book review >

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BOUQUET OF LITTLES by Ruth Krauss
Released: Oct. 23, 1963

"A little book by a big author which is more than a little precious."
The author of A Hole Is to Dig (1952, p. 401) and Open House for Butterflies (1960, p. 288, J-142), here unaccompanied by Sendak, has turned from the wry, humorous approach to the world of little people to a quainter, more old-fashioned view. Read full book review >

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A GOOD MAN AND HIS GOOD WIFE by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 12, 1962

"Marc Simont's one color funny pictures bring out the heartiest humor in Ruth Krauss' new book."
How the good man cured his good wife of a bad habit will surprise and delight most audiences. Read full book review >

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I WRITE IT by Ruth Krauss
Released: April 1, 1970

"Felicity or Isaac or Pedro or Sean (from the multilingual signatures on the last page)."
Everywhere I write it: "On a piece of paper. . . Read full book review >

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Released: March 21, 1962

"A disappointment from the usually dependable Ruth Krauss."
It is hard to find conviction in the concept here. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN EARTHQUAKE by Ruth Krauss
Released: May 1, 1954

"By the author of A Hole Is To Dig here is a grab bag of instructions for such tricks of the age as having sales, playing with parents and 'how to be inside a whale'- some naughty, some nice, some sugar, some spice."
Wanna know how? Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING UNDER A MUSHROOM by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 1, 1974

"There are other comments dropped here and there — 'I'll be the little street and you be the little street cleaner' (the speaker pictured prone, while a companion sweeps him with a broom) or 'I wouldn't wish to be spaghetti' — and it all does take place under a mushroom, to the likely satisfaction of whimsical grownups and children too young to care why."
To this reader at least a sub-mushroom setting is a handicap to overcome, and Ruth Krauss' scattered snatches of childlike conversation only increase the risk of preciosity. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 2, 1968

"Really a cartoon strip despite its packaging, and in essence just as ephemeral."
. . . and Other Stories You Can Make Up Yourself if you want to be what you're not—and you're not easily discouraged. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 10, 1981

"Someone's likely to be lit up by those lemons-on-fire and might even take a heady dive into that 'lake in the middle of a sentence."
. . ."in a poem you make your point with lemons-on-fire." Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY SPILLED THE SKY by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 12, 1979

"But she throws away the title line with a blue splot, and overall her ordinary-looking black line and pale blue pictures betray a literal, linear sensibility when what is called for is the abandon of Bileck's Rain Makes Applesauce."
Drizzle tonight off the east coast of my head," reads Krauss' weather report, assuring old admirers that her head still grooves to its own isobars; and "b Ballet" encourages readers to let go too: ". . . be a button they push you and the moon comes out." Read full book review >

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THIS THUMBPRINT by Ruth Krauss
Released: Aug. 1, 1967

"Original nonsense that will probably be response-less."
If you have an uninhibited imagination (like Miss Krauss). a violet fingerprint can suggest anything—a singer, a dog, an Indian, a cowboy. Read full book review >

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THE CANTILEVER RAINBOW by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 30, 1965

"It should also find its way to what seems to us the most logical appreciative readership—college students with a taste and curiosity for the avant garde."
It was off-beat off Broadway first and it comes as a surprise to find these poem-plays and happenings being listed by the publishers at the 11 to 13 age level. Read full book review >