Search Results: "S. D. Crockett"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLESS by D R S
Released: March 11, 2013

"Pure pulp novelettes that are exciting for as long as they last."
DRS' debut presents two modern pulp-style thriller novelettes in a single package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fair To Hope by S. D. Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An unusual story that could have used more development and focus in its worldbuilding."
A young woman attempts to escape her destiny in Reed's debut novel, a young-adult urban fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Pleasure of Your Company by S. D. Turner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"Sincere and captivating, a revelatory look at the freeing properties of forgiveness and acceptance.
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An art historian tries to make sense of her family's secrets while caring for an ailing parent in Turner's debut novella set in the late 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD'S CIRCUS by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1959

"In this episode Crockett Johnson achieves a singularly animated effect with his purple line drawings."
That lucky purple crayon of little Harold again works its magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD'S TRIP TO THE SKY by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 1957

"Deliciously silly, this very tiny book, done in the Barnaby style, bridges the gap between comic books and serious reading, for the illustrations are integral to the text."
Terribly timid Harold, who has survived breathtaking adventures with the help of his own imagination and props he draws with a purple crayon, ventures into outer space this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC BEACH by Crockett Johnson
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"As in so much else, she was right—but it does make a handsomely packaged artifact for adult readers of children's literature. (Picture book. Adult)"
Issued with revisions in 1965 as Castles in the Sand, with early 60s-ish illustrations by Betty Fraser, this philosophical tale appears here in its original form, beneath Johnson's own rough, expressive sketches—sandwiched between an eloquent appreciation of both author and art by Maurice Sendak, and a publishing history by renowned scholar Philip Nel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD'S FAIRY TALE by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1956

"A tiny book, tiny as Harold and one to bring chuckles and surprises."
Neatly drawing in his own props again, Harold (of Harold and the Crayon) sketches himself another adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S LION by Crockett Johnson
Released: Aug. 5, 1959

"A word of warning to all children: Do not let this book into the hands of adults or you may have to queue up to read it."
It is perfectly natural that Ellen have a lion for a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROWNING PRINCE by Crockett Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1959

"Crockett Johnson, author of The Blue Ribbon Puppies and other books for children, writes of the make-believe in a low key, evolving a sensibly elastic world in which improbable happenings occur without shock."
When an immovable frown meets an irresistible smile, as the song goes, something's got to give. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE FOR HAROLD'S ROOM by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: March 30, 1960

"Simple vocabulary and the magic of Harold's crayon make this a real inducement to the young child just beginning to read."
Once again Harold wields his purple crayon, this time intent upon drawing a picture for his room. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPSIDE DOWN by Crockett Johnson
Released: June 25, 1969

"Here Junior rights mother by reversing the book; most kids today could set her straight immediately (and most parents would want to)."
The dismay of a mother kangaroo who deduces from a geography book that she is really upside down is an amusing take off on an old befuddlement that's probably obsolete. Read full book review >